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Tilting at windmills

Opponents, however, say common sense has prevailed. A representative from the Blueskin Amenity and Landscape Society, formed in opposition to the wind farm,  has said it was time for the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust to say enough was enough.
15 Sep 2017

Chatham Island wind turbines dismantled

"We've discontinued our relationship. There's a significant amount of money that needs to be expended on the turbines," said Brian Harris, chief executive of Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust, which oversees the power company Chatham Islands Electricity. Any proposal to get the turbines up and running again "needs to be cost-effective and reduce energy costs on the island".
3 Aug 2017

Wind farm decision early next year

Waverley and Patea people will soon find out whether 48 wind turbines are going to be built on coastal land there. South Taranaki District Council expects to make a decision on Waverley Wind Farm consents early next year, planning manager Blair Sutherland says.
10 Oct 2016

Size of wind farm schism apparent

The hearing began with a blow to the BRCT as council planner Darryl Sycamore no longer recommended consent be approved. He said he was reserving his position until the end of the hearing, given the trust had made changes to the proposal.
18 May 2016

Meridian appeals wind farm vote

But consent for the project will lapse later this month. For the extension to be granted, Meridian had to show it had made substantial progress or effort on the project, had approval from persons who might be adversely affected by its granting, and that it fitted with the objectives of Rangitikei's district plan.
19 May 2015

Wind farm project gets extra year

Meridian Energy has been given a further 12 months to start work on a proposed wind farm between Taihape and Waiouru. The company received resource consent in February 2009 for a 52-turbine project called Central Wind. A condition of the consent was that the company had five years to start work on the project.
1 Mar 2014

It's 'when' not 'if'

Speculation that plans to establish a wind farm near Moawhango will go ahead now that Meridian Energy has dropped plans for a wind farm in Central Otago have been quashed.
1 Feb 2012

Costs could drive up Meridian prices

It has not committed to its next generation project in New Zealand. But it was likely to be one of two projects that have already gained consent, or another near to getting consent. Meridian has a consent for the 120MW Central Wind project, near Waiouru, and for a project in Hawke's Bay which could be up to 127MW.
24 Feb 2011
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