Ecosystem Restoration & Protection
The New Zealand's Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Program aims to restore four priority lakes – Rotorua, Rotoiti, Ōkāreka and Rotoehu – and includes multiple measures to address sources of nutrients entering the lakes. It is a partnership with Rotorua District Council, Te Arawa Lakes Trust, and Bay of Plenty Regional Council. To implement the program, Central Government contributed $72 million, half the total cost of $144 million. The rest is being funded jointly by the Rotorua District Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Program will reduce the nitrogen load in lake Rotorua by an estimated 50 tonnes a year.
Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Program (New Zealand)