Winner of the Te Puni Kōkiri Award for Bicultural Leadership: Te Arawa Catfish Killas, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Te Arawa Lakes Trust

The Winner Is: 

Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Te Arawa Catfish Killas 

About the Winner: 

The Rotorua/Te Arawa Lakes Catfish Response programme (entered under the name Te Arawa Catfish Killas) is a collaborative pest management initiative involving the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Te Arawa Lakes Trust incorporating the matauranga and tikanga of Te Arawa. We are advised that in the three years the programme has been running, some 80,000 catfish have been removed from Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti.