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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]



Nearly due west of Poverty Bay, and about thirty-five miles inland from Clyde, on the Wairoa, is the only lake of any size in the district—Waikare-Moana. It is about eleven miles long by eight miles broad; and, being surrounded by precipitous hills wooded to the water's edge, it presents a scene of almost unsurpassable beauty.