Thursday, December 23, 2004


Meridian Energy has gained resource consent for its planned 70 MW wind farm near Mossburn in Southland. The local community was overwhelmingly supportive, with 90% of submissions approving of the project. Meanwhile, here in Palmerston North the hearings over Windflow's 50 MW Te Rere Hau development have turned into a real shitfight, with large numbers of local residents opposing the spread of "unsightly" turbines along the Tararuas.

I guess Palmerston North simply has more NIMBYs...