Trout season opening signifies big steps forward for biosecurity and protection


While the opening of the 2020 trout fishing season this week has generated the usual level of excitement from locals and manuhiri alike, today also marks some key milestones for the protection of freshwater taonga and Te Arawa lakes. From Thursday 1 October, four warranted biosecurity officers from Te Arawa Lakes Trust will be located…

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New freshwater taonga species resources now available for download


Tēnā koutou katoa, Te Wai Māori Trust and NIWA thanks those who were able to attend yesterday’s online launch (watch here) of our new report, assessing the vulnerability of our taonga freshwater species to climate change. Over 1,000 people marked their interest in the event and our webinar has had over 800 views, reaffirming the importance…

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Job Opportunity: Te Hunga Tiaki Taiao


The vision for the Te Arawa/Rotorua Lakes is: “E tiakina ana, e manaakitia ana hoki ngā roto o te rohe o Te Arawa hei painga mō tātau me ngā whakatupuranga e ara mai nei, ā, me te aro ana ki te hononga tuku iho o Te Arawa ki o rātau roto”. The lakes of the…

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Partnership agreement to find long-term solution


PĀNUI PĀPĀHO | MEDIA RELEASE 28 August 2020 Rotorua Lakes Council, CNI Iwi Holdings and Te Arawa Lakes Trust have agreed to work together towards a new long-term solution for discharge of wai tātari (recovered wastewater). In response to significant iwi and community opposition to the current proposal to discharge treated wastewater to Lake Rotorua via…

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2020-2021 Registrations for Fishing Licences are now open!


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


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


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


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


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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