The ownership of the beds of 14 Te Arawa Lakes has been vested in Te Arawa Lakes Trust. These lakes are:

Rotorua | Rotoiti | Rotoehu | Rotomā | Ōkataina | Tikitapu | Ōkareka | Tarawera | Rotomahana | Rerewhakaaitu | Ngāhewa | Ngāpouri | Tutaeinanga | Ōkaro

If you are planning to run a commercial operation, build a jetty or film an area on a Te Arawa lake, you must first seek the permission of Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Te Papa Ahurewa will be processing requests for permission to undertake any of these activities.

Structures

Whether you are planning to build anew or modify an existing lake structure on a lakebed you are required to seek permission from Te Arawa Lakes Trust (TALT) as lakebed owner. This should be sought BEFORE an application for a Resource Consent is made.

As part of the application process you will be asked how you have considered the cultural values of our lakes ie how your proposal impacts or enhances these. Te Arawa Lakes Trust recommends that prior to your lodging of the application that you review our cultural value framework Te Tūāpapa o Ngā Wai o Te Arawa as well as the iwi and hapū management plans associated to the lake.

CULTURAL VALUES FRAMEWORK

RESIDENTS

For residents who are considering to modify an existing or build a new structure please complete the Residential Application Lease Form

RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION LEASE FORM

COMMERCIAL

If you are a commercial operator and planning to run a commercial activity from the lake structure please complete the Commercial Application Lease Form.

COMMERCIAL APPLICATION LEASE FORM

FEES & APPROVAL

Once we have received payment of the application fee you will be contacted within 10 business days with a decision or request to provide further information.

If approval is granted you will be issued with a decision letter and be contacted by Te Arawa Management Limited to confirm lease arrangements.

FEES POLICY

Activities & Events

If you plan to stage an event on a Te Arawa Lake you must first seek permission from Te Arawa Lakes Trust (TALT) as lakebed owner. This should be sought BEFORE an application to Bay of Plenty Regional Council is made.

As part of the application process you will be asked how you have considered the cultural values of our lakes ie how your activity or event impacts or enhances these values. Te Arawa Lakes Trust recommends that prior to your lodging of the application that you peruse our cultural value framework Te Tuapapa o Nga Wai o Te Arawa as well as iwi and hapū management plans associated to the lake on which you are applying to hold your event.

CULTURAL VALUES FRAMEWORK

APPLICATION

An application will need to be submitted to Te Arawa Lakes Trust at least 12 weeks prior to the proposed event date.

EVENT APPLICATION FORM

FEES & APPROVAL

Once we have received payment of the application fee you will be contacted within 10 business days with a decision or request to provide further information.

If approval is granted you will be issued with a decision letter and be contacted by Te Arawa Management Limited to confirm lease arrangements.

FEES POLICY

Film & Photography

Permission from Te Arawa Lakes Trust is required if you plan to undertake any filming on a Te Arawa Lake. This includes the use of UAV / drones.

As part of the application process you will be asked how you have considered the cultural values of our lakes and how your activity impacts or enhances these values. This includes the capturing and use of images that may cause offence and avoiding sites of importance to Te Arawa iwi and hapū. The proper use of Te Arawa history and stories is also paramount.

Te Arawa Te Arawa Lakes Trust recommends that prior to your lodging of the application that you peruse our cultural value framework Te Tuapapa o Nga Wai o Te Arawa as well as iwi and hapū management plans associated to the lake on which you are applying to hold your event.

CULTURAL VALUES FRAMEWORK

APPLICATION

An application will need to be submitted to Te Arawa Lakes Trust at least 6 weeks prior to the proposed date of filming.

APPLICATION FOR FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY

FEES & APPROVAL

Once we have received payment of the application fee you will be contacted within 10 business days with a decision or request to provide further information.

FEES POLICY