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Lake Waiau Rock-Tossing Incident

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Woman apologizes for posting photos and video of large rocks being thrown into Lake Waiau atop Maunakea.

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Accessed on 29 December 2021, 1147 UTC.

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Woman apologizes for Lake Waiau rock-throwing incident

A woman apologized Tuesday evening for posting photos and video earlier this month of large rocks being thrown into Lake Waiau atop Maunakea after her actions caught the attention of conservation managers and law enforcement.

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