Forest Lake (Lake Rotokaeo) is located within Minogue Park in Hamilton urban area. The Māori name Rotokaeo translates as Lake (roto) of freshwater mussels (kāeo). In the past it also provided other food, such as koura, kokopu and tuna (eels), and plants such as raupō, mangemange and flax (www.hamilton.govt.nz). The area was once a large peaty swamp area. It was drained and a weir added to control depth. The water quality is poor (en.wikipedia.org).