Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Windfarm capital of New Zealand

Windfarm capital of New Zealand

Traditionally a small rural service centre, in the 2000s Woodville titled itself the ‘windfarm capital of New Zealand’ because of the nearby Tararua wind farm. Small towns like Woodville have not remained able to rely on farming to sustain themselves, and instead promote other noteworthy or special features in an effort to gain recognition.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Southern Hawke’s Bay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015