Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme


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The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme is responsible for improving and protecting the water quality in the historic Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes. Our work is world renowned, leading the way in lakes water quality management.

The programme is a joint partnership of Rotorua District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Te Arawa Lakes Trust with funding from Ministry for the Environment.

Our goal is to achieve water quality targets set with the community for each of the 12 lakes.

Our actions have improved water quality in Lakes Rotorua, Rotoiti and Rotoehu and water quality is now stable in Rotoma, Okareka, Tikitapu and Rerewhakaaitu.


We need your feedback on the draft Tarawera Lakes Restoration Plan

The water quality for Lake Tarawera is declining and the plan proposes actions to be taken to restore and protect the lake.

Submit your feedback online, email, phone 0800 884 880 or pop in to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (Rotorua) for more information.

Closing date for feedback is 4pm, Friday 19th June 2015


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Alum Dosing Q & A RSVP

Alum Dosing Q & A RSVP

This meeting is a follow up on the meeting held with farmers at Ngongotahā last year presented by Prof Hamilton. It will cover off the modelled impact of alum dosing on Lake Rotorua WQ and align that with the impact of reducing the nitrogen inputs to Lake Rotorua.This is a science based presentation on the impact of a range of scenarios on Lake Rotorua Water quality. It will help those attending understand why the lake is currently meeting its long term water quality goal and what we expect to happen if land use inputs are reduced.  RSVP Here