Proposals for a mini-hydro electricity project in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, and a large wind farm in Manawatu, New Zealand, have won a share of "carbon credits" from the New Zealand government for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and helping to make the country's electricity supply more secure.

"The Government's award of the Kyoto units will help turn this project into something real and tangible that will not only make New Zealand's electricity supply more secure but will also feed into the New Zealand economy." - New Zealand Windfarms Director Geoff Henderson