Story: Regional economies

Maraetai hydroelectric station (2nd of 3)

Maraetai hydroelectric station

The period of construction of dams and hydroelectric power stations along the Waikato River below Lake Taupō through the 1940s and 1950s was a major part of the regional economy. Eight stations were built; the two at Maraetai together produce the most power.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Regional economies, 1920 to 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 July 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010