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Wharite Peak
Highest point
Elevation 920 m (3,020 ft)
Geography
Location Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand
Parent range Ruahine Range

Wharite Peak is a mountain at the southern end of the Ruahine Range, 9 km (5.6 mi) north of Woodville in the Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand. The mountain is home to the main television transmitter for the city of Palmerston North and the wider Manawatu region.

Transmitter

Manawatu, Wharite Peak, New Zealand (5)
The main Wharite transmitter

A 1 kW television transmitter was established atop Wharite in 1963, relaying WNTV1 from Wellington. It was replaced with a 100 kW transmitter in 1966.

Television Station Transmit Channel Transmit Frequency Band Power (kW)
Kordia digital B 26 514.0 MHz UHF 0.00125
World TV digital 28 530.0 MHz UHF 32
Sky digital 30 546.0 MHz UHF 32
MediaWorks digital 32 562.0 MHz UHF 32
TVNZ digital 34 578.0 MHz UHF 32
Kordia digital A 36 594.0 MHz UHF 32
Māori Television digital 38 610.0 MHz UHF 32
Radio Station Transmit Channel Transmit Frequency Band Power (kW)
Radio New Zealand Concert 89.0 MHz VHF 40
Kia Ora FM 89.8 MHz VHF 1
ZM 90.6 MHz VHF 40
Radio Rhema 91.4 MHz VHF 4
More FM 92.2 MHz VHF 80
The Edge 93.0 MHz VHF 5
Magic Talk 93.8 MHz VHF 40
The Sound 94.6 MHz VHF 5
The Rock 95.4 MHz VHF 5
Mai FM 97.0 MHz VHF 5
The Hits 97.8 MHz VHF 40
The Breeze 98.6 MHz VHF 8
Newstalk ZB 100.2 MHz VHF 40
Radio New Zealand National 101.0 MHz VHF 8
Niu FM 103.4 MHz VHF 8
Magic Music 104.2 MHz VHF 5
Coast 105.8 MHz VHF 12.5

Former analogue television frequencies

The following frequencies were used until 29 September 2013, when Wharite switched off analogue broadcasts (see Digital changeover dates in New Zealand).

TV Channel Transmit Channel Transmit Frequency Band Power (kW)
TV One 2 55.25 MHz VHF 320
TV2 4 175.25 MHz VHF 800
TV3 7 196.25 MHz VHF 320
Four 11 224.25 MHz VHF 16
Māori Television 46 671.25 MHz UHF 250
Prime 62 799.25 MHz UHF 250
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