Te Apiti is Meridian Energy's first New Zealand wind farm. It is located on Saddle Road north of the Manawatu Gorge and situated within 1,150 ha of farmland owned by four separate landowners, including Meridian Energy.
Te Apiti generates electricity for up to 45,000 average homes with no harmful greenhouse gas emissions and will do so for over 20 years.
The wind resource near the Manawatu Gorge is exceptional, even by international standards. The area between the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges is ideal for harnessing wind power due to the consistently high wind speeds.
A visitor car park underneath one of the turbines has views of the windfarm and an information display. The car park is open daily from 8.30am to 5pm.
Te Apiti and the visitor car park may occasionally be closed to the public for maintenance.