Change of name for Kaitiaki Wānanga


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…

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Climate change poses genuine threat to Te Arawa


Rising sea levels, greater fluctuations of lake levels and increasing water temperatures pose a genuine threat to many hapū and their tāonga around the Te Arawa rohe, and a new group established to address these concerns has already identified key areas where it can make an impact. The Te Arawa Climate Change working group, established…

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TALT to embark on Cultural Health Assessment project


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…

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Developing a Te Arawa Lakes Trust Iwi Management Plan


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…

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Resource consents and the RMA


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…

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Proposed Te Arawa fisheries bylaw to protect freshwater taonga for the future


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…

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Te Arawa working group formed to combat climate change


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…

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Job Opportunity: Te Arawa Management Limited – Commercial Manager


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…

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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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