Story: Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Taupō’s native species (1st of 2)

Taupō’s native species

Before the introduction of trout in the early 1900s, Lake Taupō was home to an abundance of native species. A native fish which used to be plentiful was the kōaro, one of three forms of whitebait found in the lake.The others are the kōkopu, which is the largest and most important, and the īnanga.

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Martin Wikaira, 'Ngāti Tūwharetoa - Mountains and lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1188/taupos-native-species (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Martin Wikaira, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017