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2020-2021 Registrations for Fishing Licences are now open!

06/08/2020

Kia hiwa rā Kia hiwa rā Te Arawa Whānui We are excited to let you know that we are now taking registrations for the Te Arawa Lakes Fishing Licence Ballot! In order to secure your registration please complete the form below by 14th September Click here for ballot registration form Key dates 6 AUG: Ballot…

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Waterways plan strengthens tangata whenua considerations – but rights still need addressing

29/05/2020

Giving greater strength to the mana of waterways and recognising mahinga kai (natural resources) as a key measure of freshwater health are positive inclusions in the Government’s new Action for Healthy Waterways Package, says Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Both actions were sought by the Trust in submissions to the Crown, but the Trust says it…

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Don’t spread unwanted freshwater pests this hunting season

23/05/2020

With the hunting season opening this Saturday 23rd May, Te Arawa Lakes Trust and Biosecurity New Zealand are reminding duck shooters to do their bit to avoid spreading damaging freshwater pests. “Unwanted freshwater pests such as didymo, lake snow, and hornwort are serious threats to the life of our incredible rivers, streams and lakes. Once…

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Bylaws for taonga lake species now in effect

06/05/2020

New bylaws for Rotorua lakes to protect Te Arawa taonga species are now in place. From now on, anyone who wants to collect fish from freshwater taonga species will need to get a puka whakamana (permit) from Te Arawa. The bylaws also put restrictions on the size, quantity and methods of harvesting taonga species to…

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Rahui on Rotorua’s lakes to save lives

09/04/2020

Te Arawa Lakes Trust has put a rahui on the 14 Te Arawa Lakes over the Easter Weekend to encourage people to stay home and stay safe in response to the COVID-19 lockdown. Trust Chairman, Tā Toby Curtis says the unprecedented move has been taken in order to support the Government’s efforts to stop the…

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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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