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.
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
Our vision is that the Te Arawa taonga fishery is healthy, plentiful and sustainably managed, to ensure that our people have appropriate access to this fishery and that our tikanga and customary practices are promoted and recognised.” Tā Toby, Feb 2018. The key considerations for Te Kōmiti Whakahaere in the development of the proposed freshwater fishery…Read More
We have heard that hunga tiaki is the appropriate term for a Te Arawa tangata/wahine taking care of the taiao hence the name change! Our hunga tiaki wānanga have so far resulted in the establishment of the Climate Change working group, Harry Carson (intern at BOPRC) produced a review of Iwi Managements to identify how…Read More
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We are embarking on a long term project to measure and monitor the health of our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands, from a cultural point of view. We want to develop a way of doing so that is simple, measurable, and recognises the different ways in which whānau at each lake know that the environment…Read More
Over the next few months we will be preparing a concise Iwi Management Plan to voice the overarching policy direction for the Te Arawa Lakes, particularly where generalities apply, and consistency is required (e.g. lakes structures, surface water activities, pest plants and animals). We will use this plan to: give stronger and more tangible effect…Read More
There has been a steady reduction of resource consent applications for lake structures since the cultural values work begun. May last year saw 51 consent applications for new and modified lake structures, compared to 26 currently being processed. Jetties make up approximately 90% of the applications. Tangata whenua participation in the cultural mapping project has…Read More
The Ministry for Primary Industries has publicly notified proposed new Te Arawa Lakes Fisheries Bylaws, which aim to protect the sustainability of freshwater taonga species and recognise traditional Te Arawa fishery practices. The proposed bylaws have been developed by Te Komiti Whakahaere, the Te Arawa Fisheries Committee, which sits within Te Arawa Lakes Trust. They…Read More
A new working group has been set up to help Te Arawa iwi and hapū with the growing issue of tackling climate change. The Te Arawa Climate Change Working Group has been established following feedback from iwi and hapū and aims to ensure tangata whenua are leading the discussions about what can be done on…Read More
Te Arawa Management Limited (TAML) is in an exciting strategic development stage. We are seeking a part-time Commercial Manager responsible for the overall management of the current asset portfolio and more importantly to drive the strategic growth of TAML’s assets going forward. The effective management of this function ensures that the development of TAML’s assets…Read More