Turbine photo has us scratching our heads
Residents fought hard a few years ago to stop a wind farm being built in Pauatahanui, but it appears these teens from 1996 were turbine fans. The foursome from the mystery Kapi-Mana News photo were quickly and enthusiastically identified on Facebook as Lihe Nouata, Tim, Jordan and Che.
‘‘Hahahahaha OMG Kool! lolz FLASHBACK alright lol,’’ Shalom Sivena- Ioapo Nouata said.
‘‘ Awesome photo! Great find!’’ Irene Wilson added.
Reader Sarah Piper identified herself as a fellow turbine fan.
‘‘Good on them, cool photo find! Though I’m proud to say I was one of the ones not included in the residents opposing [the windfarm] in 2008/2009.’’
However, the subject of the news story remains obscure. We can only guess the group made their own eco-energy source as part of a school project.
We’d love to hear from anybody who remembers this story: email firstname.lastname@example.org.