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Encyclopedia > Manapouri

Manapouri is a small town in Southland, in the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located at the edge of Fiordland National Park on the eastern shore of Lake Manapouri, close to its outflow into the Waiau River. A tourist boat service operates from the town.


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Save Manapouri Campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
The Save Manapouri Campaign was a successful environmental campaign fought in the 1960's and early 1970's to save Lake Manapouri from flooding due to the construction of a hydroelectric dam.
The Save Manapouri Campaign became an early New Zealand manifestation of the international awareness of the "environment" that came with the prosperity of the sixties.
In the 1972 general election Manapouri was a significant election issue, and the Labour Government of Norman Kirk was elected on a platform that included a strong endorsement of the Save Manapouri ideals.
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