Kōrero: Hydroelectricity

Roadside Stories: Lake Karāpiro

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John E. Martin, 'Hydroelectricity - National hydro system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35238/roadside-stories-lake-karapiro (accessed 10 August 2022)

He kōrero nā John E. Martin, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010