Lakes

Fishing Ballot Announcement

The Te Arawa Lakes Trust received 328 registrations for Fishing Licences and have allocated 251 licences to our Beneficiaries. Here are the lists of those who will receive a subsidy for a licence in 2018. Read more below: Allocated Adult Fishing Licence 2018 Allocated Koeke Licenses 2018 Allocated U18yr Licenses 2018

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Fishing Licence Registration is now CLOSED!

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! Te Arawa Whānui Registrations for Fishing licences are now open. To Register for a licence you MUST be a registered beneficiary of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Please download a Beneficiary Registration Form under Key Documents if you want to register. If you’re already registered and want to be included in…

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DISCUSSION DOCUMENT: For the Te Arawa Lakes Trust Iwi Management Plan

Lake Rotorua - from DP article 2014

The Te Arawa Lakes Trust is working on the an Iwi Management Plan to ensure that Te Tūāpapa is firmly embedded in Council decision making about our Te Arawa Lakes. This discussion document has been developed based on feedback from our conversations with you during development of Te Tūāpapa, our Hungatiaki wānanga and the many…

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Climate change poses genuine threat to Te Arawa

Rising sea levels, greater fluctuations of lake levels and increasing water temperatures pose a genuine threat to many hapū and their tāonga around the Te Arawa rohe, and a new group established to address these concerns has already identified key areas where it can make an impact. The Te Arawa Climate Change working group, established…

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TALT to embark on Cultural Health Assessment project

We are embarking on a long term project to measure and monitor the health of our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands, from a cultural point of view. We want to develop a way of doing so that is simple, measurable, and recognises the different ways in which whānau at each lake know that the environment…

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Resource consents and the RMA

Resource Consents

There has been a steady reduction of resource consent applications for lake structures since the cultural values work begun. May last year saw 51 consent applications for new and modified lake structures, compared to 26 currently being processed. Jetties make up approximately 90% of the applications. Tangata whenua participation in the cultural mapping project has…

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Proposed Te Arawa fisheries bylaw to protect freshwater taonga for the future

Te Arawa Lakes Trust

The Ministry for Primary Industries has publicly notified proposed new Te Arawa Lakes Fisheries Bylaws, which aim to protect the sustainability of freshwater taonga species and recognise traditional Te Arawa fishery practices. The proposed bylaws have been developed by Te Komiti Whakahaere, the Te Arawa Fisheries Committee, which sits within Te Arawa Lakes Trust. They…

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Te Arawa working group formed to combat climate change

A new working group has been set up to help Te Arawa iwi and hapū with the growing issue of tackling climate change. The Te Arawa Climate Change Working Group has been established following feedback from iwi and hapū and aims to ensure tangata whenua are leading the discussions about what can be done on…

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