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

Waka To Elevate Protection of Taonga Species

Te Arawa Lakes Trust launches their new waka with an expectation to drive more protection for Te Arawa freshwater taonga species. Biosecurity manager for Te Arawa Lakes Trust William Anaru says, “We want our waka to be more than just a boat, we want it to be a vessel...

Te Arawa Lakes Treatment Areas

Aquatic weed control operations will be taking place intermittently between 2 May 2022  and 6 June 2022 in Lake Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti, Lake Tarawera, Lake Ōkataina, Lake Rotomā and Lake Rerewhakaaitu using the herbicide Diquat Dibromide. The full Te Arawa Lakes...

Te Arawa Wetland Restoration: March update

A lot of our mahi in March was focussed on Te Pourepo O Kaituna, a historic wetland that our crew has been helping to restore over the past year. In the late 1970’s, a huge flood along the Kaituna River washed kahikatea seeds up onto the pastures. 50 years later these...

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