Today a world-class rowing venue, Lake Karāpiro was created in 1947 when the Karāpiro hydroelectric dam was completed on the Waikato River. The lake flooded the site of an 1830 battle between two Māori tribes and the Horahora power station – the first hydroelectric station on the river.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Lake Karāpiro. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
Using this item
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.