A shared vision
Gisborne Airport’s long and evolving history was celebrated once again in November 2020, with the official opening of our iconic new terminal.
The work was funded by airport operators Eastland Group, Trust Tairāwhiti, and the government’s Kānoa – Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit, previously called the Provincial Growth Fund.
Throughout the project, Eastland Group worked closely with Ngai Tāwhiri, who hold mana whenua over the area, architects Tennent Brown and Architects 44, along with consultant Karl Johnstone and artists Sir Derek Lardelli and Tiopira Rauna.
After receiving recognition at a regional level, our airport terminal went on to be named a Public Architecture category winner in the 2021 New Zealand Architecture Awards.
It’s also the most sustainable airport terminal in Aotearoa.