Te Arawa Lakes Trust Media Releases

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Historic day as Lake Ōkaro lakebed transferred to Te Arawa

26/02/2020

Te Arawa and the wider community gathered today to celebrate the vesting of the Ōkaro lake bed to Te Arawa Lakes Trust, bringing all 14 Lakes under Te Arawa ownership and ensuring iwi will play a critical role in protecting the taonga for generations to come. The ceremony follows on from the 2006 Treaty of…

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Invitation to attend the Lake Ōkaro Ceremony

19/02/2020

Te Arawa Lakes Trust extends a warm invitation to attend the celebration marking the vesting of the legal ownership of the Lake Ōkaro lakebed to Te Arawa Lakes Trust The transfer of ownership is a significant milestone for Te Arawa, as it signifies the realisation of many years of collective effort from iwi, council and…

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Te Arawa hopes new freshwater proposals will increase Māori involvement

04/11/2019

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. Download Media Release statement here

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Te Arawa backs Tribunal’s freshwater recommendations

01/10/2019

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…

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Media Statement – TALT opposes proposed wastewater discharge

11/10/2018

The Trust responsible for the ownership of the Lake Rotorua lakebed, Te Arawa Lakes Trust, will oppose an application by Rotorua Lakes Council to discharge treated wastewater into the lake. Download Media Statement Here

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Minister for Climate Change meets with Te Arawa

11/10/2018

TE URUNGA O KEA – TE ARAWA CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING GROUP MEDIA RELEASE 11 October 2018 ‘MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MEETS WITH TE ARAWA’ Te Arawa is ready to begin adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change. Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, met with Te Urunga o Kea – Te Arawa Climate…

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Notice of Election of Trustee: Te Kawatapuārangi Rohe

21/01/2021

Under the Te Arawa Lakes Trust Deed of Trust, notice is given that on Tuesday 16 March 2021 an election…

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New self-certification rules for lake users to support biosecurity efforts

18/01/2021

Te Arawa Lakes Trust biosecurity officers will be targeting popular Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes boat ramps to ensure lake users…

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Christmas and New Years Office Hours

16/12/2020
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IMPORTANT 2020 Annual General and Special General Meetings: Change of Venue

02/12/2020

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Te Arawa Lakes Trust 2020 Annual General and Special General Meeting venue has changed. The…

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Seeking feedback on our DRAFT Te Arawa Climate Change Strategy

20/11/2020

Haumi e, hui e, tāiki e! Much like our ancestor Ngatoroirangi uttered during the journey from Hawaiki, we are signaling…

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