Story: Hydroelectricity

Manapōuri protest

Manapōuri protest

When the government proposed raising the level of Lake Manapōuri it provoked New Zealand’s largest conservation protest movement. Christine Foxall of the Royal Forest and Bird Society holds forms signed by people opposed to the proposal, which were arriving at a rate of 4,000 to 5,000 a day. They were presented to Parliament.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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John E. Martin, 'Hydroelectricity - Hydro and the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 11 Mar 2010