A new look at Waipori

Remnants of Waipori town have reappeared as the level of Lake Mahinerangi has dropped. Because of a new assessment of earthquake risk to the dam, the lake has been lowered by just over two metres. This has revealed lots of reminders of Waipori town and the gold-mining activities. Check out an Otago Daily Times article from September 2019.

The lake has been low on previous occasions. The photo below was taken in 2008.

Water tank stand on the site of Robert and Margaret Cotton’s house

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