Titirangi residents say that if a substation moves into their neighbourhood they will move out. Helen Laurent reports
Titirangi people say Vector's decision to build an electrical substation right next door to the medical centre and close to the kindergarten and playcentre is a shocker.
Power station meets opposition
By STEPHEN FORBES - Western Leader | Thursday, 07 August 2008
Controversial plans by Vector to build a new 33,000 volt power substation in Titirangi are being opposed by a number of residents.
The company plans to start work on the station at 515 South Titirangi Rd next year to improve the reliability and quality of the electricity supply.
Nannette Doering has helped form the Substation Action Group in a bid to block the move.
The organisation held a public meeting last week.
High on its list of concerns are fears that electro magnetic fields transmitted from the station will have detrimental health effects.