Forty dignitaries and agency representatives gathered at Lake Karāpiro to officially launch a management plan for hornwort prepared for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and a stakeholder group by NIWA. The plan is aimed at reducing the nuisance impacts of the submerged weed hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) at this world-renown aquatic sporting venue. NIWA worked collaboratively with LINZ, Waikato Regional Council, Waipa District Council, local iwi and Mercury in developing lake weed management goals and objectives for the next ten years.

Mary de Winton
Weed is a major hazard to navigation, preventing aquatic events in areas of Lake Karāpiro where beds of ‘hornwater’ develop.

For more information please see this LINZ article - New plan to tackle invasive weed in Lake Karapiro

External contact: David Mole, LINZ