electricity

1984 Field Visit

Field visit to observe laying a cable at Mr Mike Barnett’s property, Te Konini, River Rd, 5 March 1984 – Laying new power line from stockyards at

Te Konini Farm

 

1991 Trees

Electricity Department repairing broken wires brought down by falling branches, April 1991

Installing Electricity 1955

Central Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board men installing electricity at Tawadale, 1955

Installing Electricity 1955

Central Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board men installing electricity at Tawadale, 1955

Installing Electricity 1955

Central Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board men installing electricity at Tawadale, 1955

Installing Electricity 1955

Central Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board men installing electricity at Tawadale, 1955
A Fowler Marshall tractor used to lift the concrete power poles

Installing Electricity 1955

Central Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board men installing electricity at Tawadale, 1955

Installing Electricity 1955

Central Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board men installing electricity at Tawadale, 1955

Installing Electricity 1955

Central Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board men installing electricity at Tawadale, 1955

Maraetotara Dam

Mokopeka Dam at Maraetotara with man, possibly a Chambers, standing in middle

From ITravelNZ website –

Site of the historic Havelock North hydro-electric power station, opened May 17 1922 with a 180cm high dam on top of Maraetotara Falls to give a 21.3 metre head of water.

An 0.91m diameter concrete pipe was used as a penstock to carry the water 640 metres to the power house downstream to drive a 250 b.h.p.

Maraetotara Substation

Substation at Havelock North connected to the Mokopeka Power Station on the Maraetotara River electricity supply

Maraetotara Transmission Lines

Transmission lines bringing power from the Mokopeka Power Station on the Maraetotara River to Havelock North, 1922-1937

During a flood in the Tukituki River in the 1920s, the pier in the centre of the river was damaged, and while helping to repair it a man was drowned – from “Havelock North – From Village to Borough 1860-1952” by SW Grant, page 94

Maraetototara Electric Power Board Members

Maraetototara Electric Power Board members and contractors

Dick Nimon in centre wearing bow tie, minister to his left

Mokopeka Power Station

Mokopeka electric power station, Maraetotara