MPI biosecurity award for Te Arawa Lakes Trust
A Rotorua iwi trust has taken home the highest award for Māori biosecurity at the Ministry for Primary Industries awards night.
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Te Arawa Lakes Trust won the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Māori Award on Monday for its biosecurity plan to restore the mauri of the lakes.
Biosecurity manager William Anaru (Te Arawa, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) said the award acknowledges the significant impact made by hapū, iwi, and marae communities working with schools, local government, organisations and trusts in the rohe.
“It shows the importance of having Māori involved in coming up with the solutions,” Anaru said.
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