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Harapaki wind farm

Construction is well underway at our $448 million Harapaki wind farm in Hawke’s Bay, with more than half the 41 turbines now generating electricity and the project scheduled to be fully operational in July 2024.

Harapaki will be New Zealand’s second-largest wind farm, boosting the country’s ability to tackle climate change and accelerate the electrification of homes, businesses and the wider economy.

The site is located within the Maungaharuru Range in Hawke’s Bay, approximately 35 kilometres northwest of Napier. Its 41 turbines will generate 176 megawatts of renewable energy. That’s enough to power more than 70,000 average New Zealand homes.

Construction progress

It takes an incredible team to construct a wind farm, and at Harapaki we’ve got some of the best. Every person plays a critical role, and with construction of the wind farm wrapping up later this year, we’re celebrating their efforts. 


For general enquiries contact: harapaki@meridian.co.nz 

For media enquiries contact: mediateam@meridian.co.nz 

Our other wind farms

It gets pretty blustery in New Zealand – which is good news for us wind farmers. We have five wind farms spread from Waikato to Southland, plus the iconic, solitary wind turbine in Brooklyn, Wellington. We’ve also designed and built a wind farm at Ross Island in Antarctica that provides power to Scott Base and McMurdo research stations.


Education Resources

We reckon that by teaching Kiwi kids how we make clean energy, they’ll continue the mahi to keep Papatūānuku in good shape for our future. That’s why we’ve come up with some downloadable education resources that are aligned with the New Zealand school curriculum and have been designed and reviewed by New Zealand teachers.

Jobs at Harapaki

Interested in working at our Harapaki wind farm?

Learn more about working here