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Te Arawa Lakes Trust response to COVID-19

20/03/2020

Tēnā tātou katoa, On behalf of Te Arawa Lakes Trust staff, I wish to advise the following in response to COVID-19. Te Arawa Lakes Trust staff will continue to operate business as usual. We are committed to serving our Taiao, our people and partners as we navigate these challenging times. As an organisation we have…

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Coronovirus outbreak: E te iwi, āta titiro ki tēnei pānui hirahira…

05/03/2020

Minimising the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is important to keep our people safe and well at home and at work. Amid growing concerns, we have seen a great deal of information which is making it difficult to determine fact from fiction. Te Arawa Lakes Trust strongly recommend taking a precautionary approach and to follow any…

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Historic day as Lake Ōkaro lakebed transferred to Te Arawa

26/02/2020

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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Invitation to attend the Lake Ōkaro Ceremony

19/02/2020

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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Private water supplies at Lake Tarawera regarding arsenic levels

17/02/2020

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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Cultural Monitoring Plan – Aquatic Weed Control

17/12/2019

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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Nau mai, haere mai!

17/12/2019

Please join us in welcoming some new Trust whānau members. Dave Marshall – Kaitohutohu Taiao (Environmental Advisor) Dave, originally from Auckland has joined our environmental team – bringing more than 20 years of environmental policy and RMA experience with him. Dave started as Kaitohutohu Taiao in October 2019 having previously worked for a range of…

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Education Opportunity: Te Wairoa Scholarship

17/12/2019

Piki mai rā , kake mai rā Hōmai te waiora kia tū tākiwai tākiwai tākiwaiora Seeking a PHD Candidate: Incorporating Mātauranga in Multi- Criteria Decision Making We seek a PhD student enthusiastic to forge progress at the nexus of mātauranga with the use of quantitative scientific data in environmental management. The student will work with…

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Tribal Nations and climate change response – learnings for TALT

17/12/2019

Learning more about the way tribal nations are responding to climate change was the key focus for Environment Manager Nicki Douglas at the Adaption Planning Workshop in Anacortes, Washington last month. Te Urunga o Kea (Te Arawa Climate Change Group) has formed a special relationship with the University of Northern Arizona and the Indigenous Training…

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