28 May 2020

Taranaki wind farm proponents warned not to disturb surf breaks

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 28 May 2020

Proponents of an idea to build massive offshore windfarms off the coast of Taranaki are being warned its internationally-renowned surf breaks are protected and cannot be disturbed.

A Venture Taranaki discussion paper says offshore electricity generation has huge potential for the region which has been dealt a significant blow with the ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration.

RNZ's Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has the details.