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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Te Arawa Lakes Trust response to COVID-19


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…


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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