Other Station Photos

New Zealand Energy Limited has considerable experience operating small scale hydro generation plants having installations at Haast, Fox, Opunake and Raetihi. The stations sit well with the environment and provide a valuable recreational and renewable energy supply to the surrounding communities as can be seen from the following photographs. The stations at Fox and Haast are operated on Department of Conservation land under Department of Conservation concessions.

FOX STATION
Generating station at Fox in South Westland. This station is operated on Department of Conservation land under Department of Conservation concessions.
FOX STATION
The Fox penstock is laid above ground amongst the bush.
FOX STATION
Water is feed from Lake Gault, through a tunnel and then down the penstock to the power station.
FOX STATION
The station is within clear view of Mount Cook.
OPUNAKE STATION
Intake weir for Opunake on the Waiaua River.

OPUNAKE STATION
Fish pass providing fish passage for trout on the left side and native fish to the right

And the man made lake which has been formed to provide storage for the power station This is a fantastic recreational facility for the local community.

RAETIHI STATION
The station has been supplying a valuable renewable energy source to the local community for close on 90 years.
RAETIHI STATION
Inside the Raetihi station, showing one of the original hydro turbines still supplying power today.
RAETIHI STATION
Raetihi pond is a man made pond (lake) to provide storage of water for the power station. It provides an excellent habitat for ducks, trout, eels and other wildlife.
RAETIHI STATION
One of the very low impact river intakes on the Raetihi scheme providing passage for trout and native fish.
TURNBULL STATION
This station provides the only source of power for the residence of Haast in South Westland. It is simple and of very low impact. It is surrounded by the Mt Aspiring Nation Park, (almost identical in concept to the Matiri Scheme)
TURNBULL STATION
The water intake is a simple diversion of water from the Turnbull river in the Venture Gorge.