Combining traditional Māori art and craft with science to combat lake weed

Climate Change

Te Ara ki Kōpū: Te Arawa Climate Change Strategy


Bolstering protection on our lakes

Moving forward together with purpose and confidence

Te Arawa Lakes Trust is responsible for the oversight and management of Te Arawa’s settlement assets, including the region’s 14 lakes.

Te Arawa Lakes Trust was established in 2006 to receive, manage and administer the trust funds on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future members of Te Arawa.

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Ngā Pānui


Recently, hapū champions and leading Māori health professionals from across the region welcomed Dr. Ashley Bloomfield to acknowledge his efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Nō mātou te maringanui kua tae mai ia, i noho mātou rae ki te rae, pokohiwi ki te pokohiwi...

Matariki and warming the land of Ōkūrei

Te Kūraetanga o Te Ihu o Tamatekapua or commonly known as Ōkūrei holds a special place in the beating-hearts of Te Arawa. Together with the rise of Matariki, descendants walked Ōkūrei and warm the land with Ahikā, Karakia, Karanga and Kai. Wharehuia Manley of Ngāti...

Climate Change and Rotorua Urban Intensification

Te Arawa Lakes Trust sees the relationship between Rotorua Lakes Council and the urban intensification of Rotorua as an opportunity. Te Urunga o Kea Climate Change Coordinator Lani Kereopa says there needs to be a focus on the health and wellbeing of the environment....

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