Competitors in a multi-sport race paddle down the Clutha from Alexandra to Roxburgh. Kayak, yacht and motor boat enthusiasts all benefited from the lakes created by hydro-electric dams. The recreational use of power schemes was encouraged by many power authorities and companies; it was seen as good public relations, and a way of contributing to local communities.
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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 23 March 2009, p. 21
Photograph by Lynda Van Kempen
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