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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 



At this time, Te Arawa Lakes Trust is not able to provide educational and sports scholarships or grants. We suggest you contact the following organisations: Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa Fisheries Lakesyde Business Centre Level 1,1204 Whakaue Street Rotorua 3010 Telephone:  +64 7 349 3227 Email: Deloitte, Rotorua Second Floor Pukeroa Oruawhata Houese 2/1176 Amohau…

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