New Zealand’s first major hydroelectric power station was opened at Lake Coleridge in 1914. It harnessed water from the Harper, Acheron and Wilberforce rivers. Electricity generated here was important for Christchurch industry.
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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1914, Vol. 2, D-1, p. 92
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