Whirinaki, Hawke's Bay

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Whirinaki is located in New Zealand

Whirinaki is a small settlement in the northern Hawke's Bay Region of New Zealand's eastern North Island. It lies close to the junction of State Highways 2 and 5, and is most notable as the location of Pan Pac Mill, one of Hawke's Bay's largest industrial plants.

Whirinaki Power Station[edit]

The diesel powered Whirinaki Power Station was opened in 2004.[1] Designed to be a standby power station, it has a total capacity of 155MW. The power station is owned and operated by Contact Energy.

Coordinates: 39°22′34″S 176°53′36″E / 39.37611°S 176.89333°E / -39.37611; 176.89333


  1. ^ Radio New Zealand (2004-06-01). "Whirinaki power station opened". Television New Zealand Ltd. Retrieved 2008-09-26.