Opponent disappointed but not surprised
Most people in Clutha district would not even know the proposed wind farm site was in their district, he said. ‘‘They Clutha District Council just want to get industry into the area. But that area should be in the Dunedin city district.'' He described TrustPower consultation as a token effort. ‘‘They came and saw me and I told them I had some concerns and they would get back to me. I'm still waiting.'' The wind farm would not only scar the landscape but also would bring financial uncertainty. ‘‘They tried to sell a farm round here last year and no-one wanted to touch it. They didn't get one tender.''
September 30, 2007
by Steve Hepburn
in Otego Daily Times
HAVING lost the first round, Peter Doherty sees the Environment Court as the next arena for opponents of the Mahinerangi wind farm.
Mr Doherty (47), a fourth generation Lee Stream farmer, says he is extremely disappointed with the decision to grant TrustPower consents to build a 200MW wind farm at Mahinerangi.
‘‘It disappoints me but does not totally surprise me, especially when it was going to only go in the Clutha district,'' he said.
Mr Doherty, who owns a 430ha farm at Lee Stream and is a partner in two other farms in the area, says the visual pollution of... [continue via Web link]