Activities & Events

If you plan to stage an event on a Te Arawa Lake you must first seek permission from Te Arawa Lakes Trust (TALT) as lakebed owner. This should be sought BEFORE an application to Bay of Plenty Regional Council is made.


As part of the application process you will be asked how you have considered the cultural values of our lakes ie how your activity or event impacts or enhances these values. Te Arawa Lakes Trust recommends that prior to your lodging of the application that you peruse our cultural value framework Te Tuapapa o Nga Wai o Te Arawa as well as iwi and hapū management plans associated to the lake on which you are applying to hold your event.


An application will need to be submitted to Te Arawa Lakes Trust at least 12 weeks prior to the proposed event date. Once we have received payment of the application fee you will be contacted within 10 business days with a decision or request to provide further information.


If approval is granted you will be issued with a decision letter and be contacted by Te Arawa Management Limited to confirm lease arrangements.


To complete an application please click here

Te Kawatapuarangi Tuupuna Rohe Trustees