Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Kaituna power station, 1908

Kaituna power station, 1908

The Kaituna power station at the Ōkere Falls supplied electricity to Rotorua town from 1901. The extensive fluming was built to channel water into and away from the power plant. The station was superseded by electricity from the Arapuni station on the Waikato River in the 1930s, and it was dismantled in 1941.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Geothermal and hydroelectric power', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 March 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015