Story: Lakes

Saving Manapōuri

Saving Manapōuri

During a campaign to stop the level of Lake Manapōuri being raised for hydroelectric generation, the ‘Save Manapōuri’ lobby issued mock share certificates to those who donated to the cause. Public pressure was effective – the hydro project was dropped after the election of a new government in 1972.

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Reference: Eph-A-ENVIRONMENT-1970-01

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Simon Nathan, 'Lakes - Recreation and other uses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007