Story: Public protest

Petitions: Save Manapouri (2nd of 3)

Petitions: Save Manapouri

Staff of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society stack boxes of the Save Manapouri petition shortly before its presentation to Parliament in 1970. The petition opposed the raising of the level of Lake Manapōuri for a proposed hydroelectricity dam and heralded a growing awareness of conservation issues. The incoming Labour government scuttled the dam proposal in 1972.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1970/2201/12A-F

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Ben Schrader, 'Public protest - Letter writing, petitions, meetings and rallies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2015