Story: Capital city

Windy Wellington

Windy Wellington

Wellington is known for its wind, and large wind turbines constructed between 2007 and 2009 at Mākara, to the city's west, provide a significant source of electric power. Wellington's strong winds have a much less positive effect on the life span of the city’s umbrellas – as seen here in 1975.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/5035/11-F

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Stephen Levine, 'Capital city - Wellington, capital city', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Aug 2016