[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Residents welcome decision  

Those opposed to the Motorimu wind farm were yesterday processing the decision.

Scotts Road resident Sue Stewart said she was pleased with the decision.

“On the whole we’re very happy. We’re certainly happy that the commissioners recognised there were significant issues.”

She said the decision to cut the number of wind turbines by 40 percent was a good one, though she would have preferred none at all.

“It, in some ways, helps with the noise, but not completely.”

Mrs Stewart said she was happy the wait for the decision was finally over.

“It was quite difficult to have to wait for so long.

“It’s good to know that time was spent evaluating the issues properly, rather than a knee-jerk reaction to the information that was provided at the hearing.”

She would be consulting with other members of the Tararua Aokautere Guardians before deciding if further action was to be taken.

Millricks Line resident Tony Paewai was pleased the turbines behind his house were among those that had consent declined.

“It’s good to see that the commissioners have obviously been listening to us and have taken a lot of our points on board.”

He felt there were still problems with the decision.

“I think more research should be done into vibrational impact of those things (turbines).”

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (Inc) secretary Ian Christensen had objected to the proposed Motorimu wind farm because “further desecration of the ridge line” would weaken mauri to a point where the “wellbeing of people would be in jeopardy”.

He declined to comment until he had finished reading the decision.

Manawatu Standard

28 June 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter