Bolstering protection on our lakes

Te Papa Ahurewa

Te Arawa Environmental Advocacy is now available to assist Te Arawa iwi, hapū, whanau

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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Te Papa Ahurewa – taiao hub to provide independent advice to iwi

A new taiao hub – Te Papa Ahurewa – will officially commence operations in July 2021. Te Papa Ahurewa will provide technical services to Te Arawa hapū and iwi, with a goal of assisting hapū and iwi with ensuring Te Arawa values drive environmental policy, planning and...

Biosecurity protection bolstered on Te Arawa Lakes

Protection from biosecurity threats on the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes has been boosted, with Te Arawa Lakes Trust’s (TALT) Biosecurity Officers now monitoring the lakes’ boat ramps year round. Last week, Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council extended its contract with...

Scheduled Diquat Application in Lake Ōkataina

In November 2020, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) undertook weed spraying of the invasive waterweed, lagarosiphon on a 55 hectare area in Lake Ōkataina. This work was managed by Boffa Miskell Limited on LINZ’s behalf to support the Te Arawa lakes restoration...

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Registering with Te Arawa Lakes Trust enables us to ensure your details are correct and up-to-date so we can keep you informed about information pertinent to you