Territorial Local Authorities (TLA) Freshwater Collaboration Group
Through the Bay of Plenty Freshwater Collaboration Group; regional, district and city council staff that deliver water supply, wastewater, storm water, consenting, policy and other water-related community services meet quarterly to share information and respond to water management issues and opportunities of mutual interest.
The group includes members from Tauranga City Council, Whakatāne District Council, Rotorua Lakes Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Kawerau District Council and Ōpōtiki District Council. They provide advice and recommendations to us on our work to implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS).
Land Technical Advisory Group
A panel of agricultural experts and scientists has been providing independent advice on land-based nutrient management solutions for improving water quality in the Rotorua Lakes since 2014. As Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme work is progressed, the Land TAG will expand its focus to wider land management issues across the Bay of Plenty region.
Water Technical Advisory Group
For more than ten years a Water Quality Technical Advisory Group (WQTAG) has been in place to provide technical advice on lake science and management to the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme partners to help reach the water quality targets for each lake.
The purpose of the Group is to operate as an informal forum of experts on lake water quality problems, causes and solutions.