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Huntly power station

Huntly power station

New Zealand has considerable reserves of coal, some of which is mined near Huntly in the Waikato. A neighbouring power station, pictured here, draws primarily on coal to generate power. Sited on the banks of the Waikato River, it was commissioned in 1983, and has a turbine hall 403 m long and chimneys 150 m high.

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Brian Easton, 'Economy - Other primary production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Brian Easton, updated 1 Sep 2016