Welcome to the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme


Te Arawa Draft Lake Rotorua Rules Briefing Sessions


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.

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









Kia hiwa ra!

Consultation on the development of draft rules to limit nitrogen loss from rural land in the Lake Rotorua catchment are continuing. If you are a landowner, trustee, or if you just want to know more come along. For more information please watch Draft Rules to Manage Nitrogen Loss

Hui dates:

Date Time
Tuesday 21 October 4-6 pm
Wednesday 22 October 3-5 pm
Tuesday 28 October 3-6 pm

All hui will be held at Nukuteapiapi, the whare tupuna at Te Arawa Lakes Trust on Haupapa St.

Or attend a drop in session and speak to a staff member of the BOPRC. 

Date Time
Monday 20 October @  1125 Arawa St. 9-5 am
Tuesday 28 October @ Nukuteapiapi 3-5 pm

Mauri ora.










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Draft rules info sessions

Draft rules info sessions

Find out if what you're doing on your land can continue in the future.

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