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'Powerhouse, Tuai', 1948

'Powerhouse, Tuai', 1948

The Bay of Plenty Electric Power Board was formed in 1925 to supply electricity to the district. From 1929 it bought electricity at wholesale rates from the Lake Waikaremoana hydroelectricity scheme. The impressive powerhouse at Tuai, opened in 1929 to house the scheme's first generators, is shown here in a 1948 painting by Doris Lusk.

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Oil on board by Doris Lusk

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Managing urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015