Topics: Environment, Water

Native Affairs - Waikare To Waikura

By Iulia Leilua
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Lake Waikare in the Waikato has been dubbed New Zealand's worst lake by Iwi who live next to it, and as you'll see in this story, it's not hard to see why. 

The Fanta-coloured lake is now co-managed by Waikato-Tainui iwi and the Waikato Regional Council.

Yesterday the iwi met at Hopuhopu to discuss a strategy for fixing the lake. 

But as Iulia Leilua reports, the conflict between protecting Lake Waikare and decades of exploiting it for profit, makes this a difficult task.

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