Te Arawa Lakes Trust Media Releases

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Trout season opening signifies big steps forward for biosecurity and protection

06/10/2020

While the opening of the 2020 trout fishing season this week has generated the usual level of excitement from locals and manuhiri alike, today also marks some key milestones for the protection of freshwater taonga and Te Arawa lakes. From Thursday 1 October, four warranted biosecurity officers from Te Arawa Lakes Trust will be located…

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New freshwater taonga species resources now available for download

11/09/2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, Te Wai Māori Trust and NIWA thanks those who were able to attend yesterday’s online launch (watch here) of our new report, assessing the vulnerability of our taonga freshwater species to climate change. Over 1,000 people marked their interest in the event and our webinar has had over 800 views, reaffirming the importance…

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Partnership agreement to find long-term solution

28/08/2020

PĀNUI PĀPĀHO | MEDIA RELEASE 28 August 2020 Rotorua Lakes Council, CNI Iwi Holdings and Te Arawa Lakes Trust have agreed to work together towards a new long-term solution for discharge of wai tātari (recovered wastewater). In response to significant iwi and community opposition to the current proposal to discharge treated wastewater to Lake Rotorua via…

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2020-2021 Registrations for Fishing Licences are now open!

06/08/2020

Kia hiwa rā Kia hiwa rā Te Arawa Whānui We are excited to let you know that we are now taking registrations for the Te Arawa Lakes Fishing Licence Ballot! In order to secure your registration please complete the form below by 14th September Click here for ballot registration form Key dates 6 AUG: Ballot…

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Waterways plan strengthens tangata whenua considerations – but rights still need addressing

29/05/2020

Giving greater strength to the mana of waterways and recognising mahinga kai (natural resources) as a key measure of freshwater health are positive inclusions in the Government’s new Action for Healthy Waterways Package, says Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Both actions were sought by the Trust in submissions to the Crown, but the Trust says it…

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Don’t spread unwanted freshwater pests this hunting season

23/05/2020

With the hunting season opening this Saturday 23rd May, Te Arawa Lakes Trust and Biosecurity New Zealand are reminding duck shooters to do their bit to avoid spreading damaging freshwater pests. “Unwanted freshwater pests such as didymo, lake snow, and hornwort are serious threats to the life of our incredible rivers, streams and lakes. Once…

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Coronovirus outbreak: E te iwi, āta titiro ki tēnei pānui hirahira…

05/03/2020

Minimising the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is important to keep our people safe and well at home and at work.…

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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…

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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…

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Private water supplies at Lake Tarawera regarding arsenic levels

17/02/2020

Rotorua Lakes Council have recently released a brochure pertaining to the arsenic levels in the main body of Lake Tarawera.…

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Cultural Monitoring Plan – Aquatic Weed Control

17/12/2019

Mahi is continuing on the development of the Aquatic Weed Control – Cultural Monitoring Plan, which will ensure cultural impacts…

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