Today a world-class rowing venue, Lake Karapiro was created in 1947 when the Karapiro hydroelectric dam was completed on the Waikato River. The lake flooded the site of an 1830 battle between two Māori tribes, and of the Horahora power station – the first hydroelectric station on the river.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Lake Karapiro. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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