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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.

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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 

Nominations Received


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


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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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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Are you Registered???


Are you registered? Please complete and sign the registration form below and return it to: Te Arawa Lakes Trust PO Box 128 Rotorua 3040 or 1194 Haupapa Street Rotorua 3010 If you have any enquiries please contact our office on: Phone:  +64 7 346 1761 or 0508 TEARAWA (832729) Fax:  +64 7 347 7349 Email:…

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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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VACANCY: Te Hunga Hika Ahi Hapori – Community Action Coordinator Role – 3 year Fixed Term, Full Time Role


He tangata whakapoapoa koe i te hapori? Are you someone that encourages and inspires people to action? Do you like helping others achieve their goals? Are you passionate about our Lakes? This could be the role for you. A 3 year fixed term, full time position is available at the Te Arawa Lakes Trust. This…

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


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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Whakanui ngā Koeke o Te Arawa


Te Arawa Koeke ages 70+ are warmly invited to attend the Te Arawa Matariki Koeke Ball Enchanted Forest Green and Gold.   Holiday Inn Whakarewarewa Sunday 24 June, 12:30pm – 5:30pm Entry by ticket only For registrations and tickets contact: Jasmine Waerea 07 3461 761 at Te Arawa Lakes Trust or Tepora Emery 021 215 2174 Tickets…

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Te Arawa Management Ltd developments


Te Arawa Management Ltd has a new director with David Tapsell joining Tanira Kingi, Geoff Rolleston, Lana Ngawhika and Mana Newton (chair) on the Board.   David is well known to many of us. The Ngāti Whakaue commercial lawyer has been on the board of the Pukeroa Oruawhata Group, Te Puia and Waihunuhunukuri Holdings for some…

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