Official opening of Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm

Stage one of Mercury’s Kaiwera Wind Farm, near Gore, was commissioned yesterday.

The first stage consists of 10, 145 metre-high turbines.

About 70 people attended the event where Mercury chairwoman Prue Flacks and Gore District Mayor Ben Bell cut the ribbon.

The project came in under its budget of $110 million and was delivered on time.

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