Te Arawa and the wider community gathered today to celebrate the vesting of the Ōkaro lake bed to Te Arawa Lakes Trust, bringing all 14 Lakes under Te Arawa ownership and ensuring iwi will play a critical role in protecting the taonga for generations to come. The ceremony follows on from the 2006 Treaty of…

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Te Arawa Lakes Trust extends a warm invitation to attend the celebration marking the vesting of the legal ownership of the Lake Ōkaro lakebed to Te Arawa Lakes Trust The transfer of ownership is a significant milestone for Te Arawa, as it signifies the realisation of many years of collective effort from iwi, council and…

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Rotorua Lakes Council have recently released a brochure pertaining to the arsenic levels in the main body of Lake Tarawera. It is currently slightly elevated and higher than the level considered safe for drinking and food prepartion. For more information, and recommendations, download a copy of the brochure here

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Mahi is continuing on the development of the Aquatic Weed Control – Cultural Monitoring Plan, which will ensure cultural impacts are considered and monitored for various activities on the lakes. The draft plan was developed in May and is already being implemented as part of recent resource consents for weed spraying – with follow-up monitoring…

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Te Arawa Lakes Trust (TALT) has added its backing to the Iwi Leaders Group, supporting the recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal report on National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources. The Tribunal has made a number of significant recommendations that would see decisions on the protection, use and restoration of freshwater bodies more effectively shared with relevant…

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Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! Te Arawa Whānui! To register for the Fishing Licence BALLOT please complete the Registration form Click here  The processing timeline for fishing licences is as follows: Thur 22 Aug – Registrations open Tues 17 Sep – Registrations close Wed 18 Sep – FREE licences issued to Te Arawa Koeke 65yrs+ and Ballot for under…

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