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LOSS OF POWER

FALL IN LAKE LEVEL

TROUBLE AT WAIKAREMOANA

O.C. GISBORNE, this day. The loss of 105,000,000 units in power production at Waikaremoana in five months was disclosed in a letter to the Poverty Bay Power Board on the causes of power shortages. This loss was explained by the chairman of the board, Mr. F. R. Balldue, to be due to a remarkable fall in the level of Lake Waikaremoana, which; of course, affected the amount of the flow in the Waikareheke Stream, from which the water for power production at Tuai and Piripaua was drawn. The Tuai plant was reduced to running only one of its three turbines at one stage. The level of the lake had shown substantial recovery in recent weeks, he added.

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LOSS OF POWER, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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LOSS OF POWER Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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