Gowan River

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Te Kauparenui / Gowan River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Lake Rotoroa
River mouth Buller River
Physical characteristics
Length 11 km (6.8 mi)

Te Kauparenui / Gowan River is in the South Island of New Zealand. Its source is at Lake Rotoroa and travels 11 kilometres before feeding into the Buller River. Mixed farming and forestry occurs on both banks of the river. The river has introduced trout which attracts recreational fishing.

In 2001 a Water Conservation Order was placed on the river to recognise the value of it in an unmodified state. An application was made by Majac Trust to change the Order so that a hydroelectric electricity scheme could be constructed on the river. This was rejected by the Environment Court in August 2007.[1]

In August 2014, the name of the river was officially altered to Te Kauparenui / Gowan River.[2]


  1. ^ "Court rejects hydro bid for Gowan River". The Press. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "NZGB decisions". Land Information New Zealand. August 2014. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 

Coordinates: 41°43′S 172°34′E / 41.717°S 172.567°E / -41.717; 172.567