May 26, 2021
Councils support extension of Taupo clean up
The end of crown funding hasn’t spelled the end of a trust dedicated to protecting the water quality of Lake Taupo.
Taupō District Council and Waikato Regional Council have approved funding to continue the Lake Taupō Protection Trust, which is overseen by Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, both councils, and the Crown.
Since it was established in 2007 with an $81.5 million pūtea, the trust has achieved a 20 per cent reduction in the levels of nitrogen entering the lake by a range of initiatives, including entering into 27 landowner agreements, each with a 999-year life.
Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas said continuing to support the Trust was an important part of protecting Lake Taupō.
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