Getting on with the neighbours
According to NZ Windfarms' consent application, many residents were supposed to experience "nil noise effects" from the two-bladed turbines. This did not reflect their actual experience.
The residents have been vindicated, and NZ Windfarms has been found wanting.
July 9, 2012
by Grant Miller
in Manawatu Standard's
The boss of a Manawatu wind farm once told this newspaper he was not accountable to the public concerning doubts that the farm was complying with its resource consent.
How wrong he has turned out to be.
Despite hundreds of noise complaints about the Te Rere Hau Wind Farm near Palmerston North, the chief executive of NZ Windfarms at the time, Steve Cross, said he wouldn't publicly debate the farm's compliance with the rules.
"I'm not getting judged in the court of public opinion. I'm not going to be judged in the media about this."
His point was that he... [continue via Web link]