Kōrero: Southland places

‘Save Manapōuri’ (2 o 2)

‘Save Manapōuri’

In the late 1960s there was a bid to raise the level of Lake Manapōuri, to increase the output of its hydroelectric power station. The proposal triggered a wave of protest. ‘Share certificates’, sold for 50 cents (about $6.50 in 2008) raised funds for the campaign, which succeeded. The ‘share dividend’ was the retention of the lake in its natural state.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-ENVIRONMENT-1970-01

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Southland places - Fiordland’s lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/20224/save-manapouri (accessed 17 June 2021)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 25 May 2015