A3, Tainui is a waka and was the first waka to Aotearoa
It starts at Lake Taupo and ends out in to the Tasman sea . It has nine bridges a cross it . It has the Taupo gates , Ohaki bridge, Ohakuri tailrace , Whakamaru tailrace, Waipapa trailrace , narrows bridge , Hamltion city , Horotiu bridge , Huntly bridge , Mercer bridge , Tuakau bridge and Port Waikato.
Waikato river facts The Waikato river is the longest river in
Aotearoa . The river is 425 km long in length . The Waikato river is about one qruter of the
north island. The river starts at lake Tuapo and ends at
port Waikato into the Tasman sea .
On the Waikato river they use speed boats, jet ski’s , waka’s , for swimming and more.
Key Statistics Summary New Zealand Population : 3,737,280 South Waikato District: 23,472 Land Area: 182,000 ha Land Value: $1,044 million Number of properties: 9,546 Capital Value: $2,215 million
Main IndustriesForestry and pastoral farming, particularly
dairying, are the predominant activities in the District. Around a fifth of the workforce is employed in forestry and agriculture. Another 28% of the workforce is employed in manufacturing, associated with these industries
Natural ResourcesApproximately half of the District is covered
by forests. There are also hydro-lakes and many streams in the District. The southern and western boundaries of the District are bounded by the Waikato River.