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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 

Positive results for Te Arawa Lakes Trust


Te Arawa Lakes Trust (TALT) has finished the 2016/2017 financial year (ended 30 June 2017) with a significant 28 per cent increase in income from the previous year, to $2.555,284 million. TALT Chairman, Sir Toby Curtis says the increase is due to an increase in Kiwifruit and milk sales, which rose 116% and 65% respectively,…

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Te Arawa Lakes Trust role a homecoming for new Environmental Manager


Nicki Douglas believes the Te Arawa Lakes Trust is destined to be a world leader in freshwater management, and it’s now her role to help them achieve that. Ms Douglas says the work which has been done over the past decade ensures the Trust is well on its way to being a leader in its…

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Te Arawa Lakes Trust – Annual Report 2017


Read our Annual Report here

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Ballot for Fishing Licences – Register your interest now!


Fishing season is almost here and the Te Arawa Lakes Trust will be issuing fishing licences this year via a ballot process and LIVE draw on Facebook. There are 3 easy steps to getting your licence this season; Register your interest for a Fishing Licence with the Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Watch the LIVE Draw…

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Te Arawa Lakes Trust 2016 AGM Booklet


Read our 2015 – 2016 AGM Booklet here

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Fishing Licences are all sold out!!


Arohamai whanau. The fishing licences for the 2016 / 2017 season are all sold out. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH TE ARAWA LAKES TRUST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR DISCOUNTED PRICES!! See us again next year in the first week of September. It is a first come, first served basis and they do go fast!

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Tena koutou katoa We’d like to be able to keep you informed, send you invitations to our AGM and any other information we share. However if you have moved you may not have given it a second thought that we won’t have your forwarding details.  If this sounds like you, please contact our office today! Phone:…

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Te Arawa Lakes Trust gets set for the future


After an extensive six month review of its activities, financial processes and operating structures, Te Arawa Lakes Trust (TALT) has appointed interim manager, Karen Vercoe, as its permanent Chief Executive. Ms Vercoe (Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāti Makino) has extensive governance, organisational development and management experience across industry sectors, including working with iwi, Māori and Pacific…

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Pease complete and sign the form 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 us: Phone:  +64 7 346 1761 or 0508 TEARAWA (832729) Fax:  +64 7 347 7349 Email: Click here for our Registration Form

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