19 Dec 2023

Keeping golden clams out of Lake Taupō

From Afternoons, 1:33 pm on 19 December 2023

Planned commercial boating events at one of our summer hot spot have been cancelled, in an effort to protect the lake from the unwanted freshwater gold clam.

The new-to-New Zealand clam species was first discovered in the Waikato River in May.

Local Lake Taupō iwi Tūwharetoa have now cancelled boating events - and to find out more/

Taupō District Mayor, David Trewavas speaks to Jesse.

The Gold clam (Corbicula fluminea) is also known as the Asian clam.

The freshwater gold clam (Corbicula fluminea). Photo: Supplied/ NIWA