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AUCKLAND, April SO. Referring to the hydro-electric schemes to-day, Six William Fraser said the work of sinking experimental shafts on either Ride of the gorge in connection with the harnessing of the Waikato River' was now in progress. Provided the teat proved satisfactory, the construction of the dam would be proceeded with, fc was estimated that a plant with a capacity of 162,000 horse-power" could "ultimately be installed at th'&'Hcation. To fulfil its function in the general scheme proposed by Mr Parry, ft plant capacity of 9G.000 horse-power was required. Work was also progressing in. connection with the Maugahao scheme,- near Palmerston North, which was considered capable of developing 24,000 horsepower, and which would be fae other main North Island generating station. Sir William F-raiser added that there was no intention of proceeding with the Lake Waikarecxioana scheme for Koine time. The ccfsfc 6t complethig the Waikato and Maugahao schemes was estimated' at betvveea. £3,000,000 ' and £6,000,000. -'

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HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 1 May 1919

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HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 1 May 1919

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