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Id:
ZLL/0389
Class
Lake
Description
Lake at the head of the Kaniere River, 17km from Hokitika. Kaniere Survey District. Feature shown on Infomap 346-02 Te Wai Pounamu Edition 1 1995
Info Origin
"Reeds Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names" gives the following explanation, Kani is the act of sawing greenstone preparatory to making tools, weapons or ornaments, a long wearisome process. The name was formerly and incorrectly spelt Kanieri. The terminal ere or eri is inexplicable. There is just a possibility that it was originally oro, literally to grind or sharpen on a stone. It may be significant that, according to legend, Kanioro was the fabled guardian of greenstone.
Region
Location
NZTM2000: 1448555, 5256279
Maidenhead
RE57ne
Area
1470.61 ha
Active?
Yes

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Parks
[ZLP/WC-0034] Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Wwff parks
[ZLFF-0038] Lake Kaniere

Pota parks
[ZL-0149] Lake Kaniere Scenic Scenic Reserve