Eastland Rescue Helicopter
ECT has announced continuing support for the Eastland Rescue Helicopter Trust with $1.25 million funding over the next five years. The helicopter currently flies about 80 missions a year and covers the area between Mahia and Waikaremoana in the South to the East Cape and around to Te Kaha.
The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
ECT was pleased to support this inaugural event, held 20th February 2013, by partially sponsoring the entrance fee. More than 600 children aged between 7 and 15 participated in this event which was a massive success.
Warm Up Eastland
ECT has invested a further $750,000 into extending this programme to include subsidised insulation for those who previously did not qualify as they did not hold a community services card. ECT has now committed $4.5 million to insulation programmes for low income families in the past five years, including this allocation. This committment has resulted in over $60 million dollars economic benefit to the region. For further information please click on the Warm Up Eastland title.
A report commissioned by ECT to review Gisborne's sporting facilities is available for viewing. Please click on the Sports Infrastructure title.
War Memorial Theatre
The Trust has approved a grant of $3 miilion toward the upgrade of the War Memorial Theatre. The biggest grant in the Trust's history will contribute to this facility becoming a significant asset in the community of which we all will be proud of.
The Eastland Group
ECT is the sole shareholder of Eastland Group - a collection of businesses crucial to the Gisborne district’s economy. The Group is focussed on three sectors – energy, logistics and aviation.