Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme

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.

Latest news

Farms in the Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera catchments win BFEA - 17 Mar 2015
Photo Credit: BFEA Last week the Balance Farm Environment Awards for the Bay of Plenty region...
Health warning issued for Lake Rotoehu - 16 Feb 2015
Bay of Plenty District Health Board has issued a health warning for Lake Rotoehu as routine...
Changes to proposed nitrogen rules - 10 Feb 2015
Feedback sought from the public on proposed land use rules to limit nitrogen loss in to Lake...