Te Arawa hopes new freshwater proposals will increase Māori involvement

Te Arawa Lakes Trust is welcoming moves to strengthen and reflect Māori values in freshwater management, including taking a more holistic approach to the mana and mauri of water.

Download Media Release statement here

Te Arawa backs Tribunal’s freshwater recommendations

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 iwi.


Tribunal Report on the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claim 235

Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group  Media Release on Wai 2358 Claim

Registrations for Fishing Licences are now open!

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 65yrs who are registered for a licence

Wed 18 Sep - if there is significant demand for licences there will be a Ballot for Under 65yrs who are registered in the ballot for a licence

Thur 19 Sep - Licences are issued as per the ballot to under 65yrs. Payments can be made online or by Eftpos at the Te Arawa Lakes Trust office.  NO cash payments will be accepted.

Fri 18 Oct - Close off


To register for the BALLOT you MUST be a registered beneficiary of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Please download a Registration Form  and complete if you want to register.

You can find a copy of Te Arawa Lakes Trust Fishing Licence Distribution Policy here 

Davina Thompson

15/08/2019 | 0 Comments

  When Davina Thompson entered into the catfish trapping competition as part of the Te Arawa Games, she never imagined it would spark a passion for eradiating the pests – and a job.   Today, her volunteering has morphed into a role with Te Arawa Lakes Trust, helping others spark a passion in netting the…

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Election Results for Trustee Election

01/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Although results have been publicly advertised, these are the official results for the Trustee Election. We’re excited about the new board and acknowledge the previous board members for their contribution and service to the Trust and our people. Nei rā te mihi ki a koutou TeArawaLakes-DeclarationofResult-2018-Election

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Special General Meeting and Annual General Meeting 2018

01/12/2018 | 0 Comments

A reminder that our SGM will be held on Sunday 9 December 2018, 9am at Ōwhata Marae, Hinemoa Point Road, Rotorua.  The AGM will follow from 10am-12:30pm and conclude with lunch. Nau mai, hara mai.

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Annual Report 2018

01/12/2018 | 0 Comments

A copy of the 2018 Annual Report is available from our office at 1194 Haupapa Street, Rotorua alternatively you can email to request a copy. Te Arawa Lakes Annual Report 173389

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Submissions on Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Rotorua Lakes Council Long Term Plan

03/11/2018 | 0 Comments

Many of you will be aware the Councils must prepare plans that outline how they expect to meet the communites aspirations, deliver on their responsibilties  and utilise the rates that are paid by all of us. The Te Arawa Lakes Trust will be making a submission to the long term plans for both Regional and…

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Media Statement – TALT opposes proposed wastewater discharge

11/10/2018 | 0 Comments

The Trust responsible for the ownership of the Lake Rotorua lakebed, Te Arawa Lakes Trust, will oppose an application by Rotorua Lakes Council to discharge treated wastewater into the lake. Download Media Statement Here

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Minister for Climate Change meets with Te Arawa

11/10/2018 | 0 Comments

TE URUNGA O KEA – TE ARAWA CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING GROUP MEDIA RELEASE 11 October 2018 ‘MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MEETS WITH TE ARAWA’ Te Arawa is ready to begin adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change. Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, met with Te Urunga o Kea – Te Arawa Climate…

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Nominations Received

28/09/2018 | 0 Comments

Notice of Day of Election and Special Resolutions Poll, and Notice of Special General Meeting. Read our TeArawa Lakes  Notice of Day here:

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Nominations by email

25/09/2018 | 0 Comments

A reminder to all members that nominations for the Te Arawa Lakes Trust Rohe Elections close tomorrow, Wednesday 26 September 2018. Completed nomination papers must be lodged with the Chief Returning Officer, no later than 5pm, Wednesday 26 September 2018. At this point in time, candidates may wish to consider emailing their completed nomination paper…

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