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Tararua turbine noise negotiations

posted Oct 31, 2012, 4:52 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"Residents frustrated by wind farm noise in the Tararua Range are negotiating with the company that owns the turbines the Environment Court has ruled are too loud. Palmerston North City Council has held talks between the residents and NZ Windfarms Ltd, which wants to sell the 97-turbine Te Rere Hau wind farm ruled too noisy by the court in July. Pahiatua Track resident Lee Huffman said the company had offered to monitor turbine noise levels, which could prove a win for residents. "You could not have a better group of people trying to find some solutions because this has been going on for years for us. There would have been a lot of people who would have said this is too much, but we have kept striving." However, the noise problems from the turbines had not been remedied since the wind farm was found in breach of its resource consent, Dr Huffman said"

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