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Lake Ruataniwha

Lake Ruataniwha

A single sculler breaks the glassy reflection with his oars at Lake Ruataniwha in September 2007. Lake Ruataniwha is, like Lake Karapiro in Waikato, an artificial lake created by a hydroelectric scheme – in this case the upper Waitaki project. It is close to Twizel, and is used alternately with Lake Karapiro for the national rowing championships.

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David Green, 'Rowing - Competitive rowing in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 19 Sep 2016