New Zealand’s second-largest wind farm will be built in Hawkes Bay.
Costing around $395 million it will employ 260 jobs during the three-year construction period.
Meridian Energy will build the farm which will be known as the Harapaki Wind Farm.
It will feature 41 turbines generating 176 MW of renewable energy – enough to power more than 70,000 average households.
Meridian Energy currently has five wind farms in operation around New Zealand.