The Role of the Community Association
The Lake Rotoiti Community Association’s objectives are to promote the interests, welfare and harmonious relationships of the community and to advance the environmental natural features and physical amenities of Lake Rotoiti, for the public benefit.
Some issues we face
Steady progress continues on the East Rotoiti sewerage scheme with the Wastewater Treatment plant commissioned and most of the reticulation piping in place. A decision on the household pre- treatment system is expected during 2020.
Lake Structure Resource Consents
The majority of resource consents for lake structures in the Rotoiti Lake area are due to expire by 2020. Consent holders need to apply for a replacement consent before their current consent expires.
Okere Gates Consent
Rotoiti lake levels have become increasingly significant in the lives and expectations of its residents and users. Statutory control of these levels since 1982 has played an integral part in the ongoing ecology of the lake, particularly towards water quality and mitigating the effects of extreme weather events. Read more......
Neighbourhood Matching Fund
Enables community groups to receive financial assistance for self-help community projects which enhance their neighbourhood or contribute to families and whanau working, playing and talking together.
We are fortunate to have our local Okere Falls Transfer Station. It is open 24hrs for simple household rubbish and recycling. Non-standard items can be disposed of for a fee between 8.30 am and 12 noon on Thursday and Sunday.
To date control has been limited to assist in recreational access from jetties and to strategic locations to inhibit lake transfer. Diaquat has been used for control weed for many years with limited effectiveness. It is hoped Endothall currently being consented will be more effective.
The Community Association continues to lobby for fairer treatment than is provided for by nondifferentiated general rating for lakes communities who are remote from city services and amenities. The district subsidy towards the capital costs for small community sewerage schemes is also being pursued.
About the Lake Rotoiti Community Association
Advocating On Behalf of the Residents, Ratepayers and Users of Lake Rotoiti for 50 Years
During this period we have been involved in many issues, some of which have re-occurred with depressing regularity. Water quality issues were first raised in the 1970′s, but it took the rapidly deteriorating water quality and algal blooms in the early 2000′s and the determined and un-deflectable lobbying and actions of both this Association and other community based groups to force Local and Central Government to recognise that immediate action needed to be taken.
If as an organisation this had been our only achievement it would serve as a compelling reason why the Rotoiti community needs LRCA, but there have been many other issues that we have been involved in. One of the first, prompting the establishment of a formal ratepayers representative group, was a proposed railway line down the Okere Arm to Tauranga. We have also fought long and hard – and repeatedly – for Rating fairness and funding equity for the Rotoiti Community.
Explore Lake Rotoiti
Here are just a few ideas, and some links to get more information.
A LIttle History - Manupirua Springs
Legend has it that the Manupirua Springs was one of those left by the sisters Kuiwai and Haungaroa while on their way to save their brother Ngatoroirangi. He was perishing with cold on Tongariro Mountain and they were bringing him warmth from Hawaiki.
Things to do
There are plenty of things to see and do around the lakes, rain or shine, old or young there is something for everyone. We’ve endevoured to provide links to website where possible, but please don’t forget that a lack of a website doesn’t mean somewhere isn’t worth visiting.