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Encyclopedia > Lake Karapiro

Lake Karapiro is one of several artificial lakes formed as part of a hydroelectricity scheme on the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 35 kilometres southeast of Hamilton, close to the town of Cambridge. Hydroelectricity, or hydroelectric power, is a form of hydropower, (i. ... Waikato River passing through Hamilton The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. ... The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Waikato River passing through Hamilton Hamilton is New Zealands 4th-largest metropolitan area. ... Cambridge is a town in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The lake is regarded as one of New Zealand's best rowing venues and hosted the World Rowing Championships in 1978. Rowing refers to several forms of physical activity: For rowing boats in general, see Watercraft rowing. ... The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ...


External link

  • Mighty River Power's Karapiro page

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