The official Maori welcome at
Lake Karapiro during a FISA site visit.
a prized resource, by local Maori who play a
part in helping with the transfer.
The rich food resources that pre-European Maori
derived from the area is well-documented and
Papa notes other edible species, including native
watercress, have struggled with the rise in lake
levels. The lake has also helped in enabling the
introduction of new fish species.
dam was built
in the 1940s.
The rocks remained
significant. They were
carefully removed from
the lake in 1975 as part
of the preparation for
the 1978 World Rowing Championships. The rocks
■ M.S. B.