Story: Rural services

Extending the network

Extending the network

Workers raise a power pole near Taumarunui in 1949 for the Poporoiti sawmill. After the Second World War there was increased demand for electricity, and power boards made a further effort to construct new lines in country districts.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Electricity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18558/extending-the-network (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008