The 2020 Taupo-nui-a-Tia Action Plan (2020 TAP)
is available. Click
here to view it (1.2MB PDF)
2020 TAP is a non statutory long-term action plan for Lake
Taupo-nui-a-Tia. The Plan is supported by central and local
government (Ministry for the Environment, Department of
Conservation, Department of Internal Affairs, Environment
Waikato, Taupo District Council) the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust
Board and the Lakes and Waterways Action Group. The development
of the Plan was supported by extensive community input from
the 2020 Forum.
2020 TAP focuses on social, cultural, environmental and
economic values as identified by the community and tangata
whenua, and sets out new actions to be undertaken by the
different agencies to help protect or enhance those values
||Tia was one of the great rangatira who
came to Aotearoa in the great migrations from Hawaikii.
During his exploration of this new land he found himself
and his followers camped beside a great body of water
in a place know as Hamaria. It was
while at this camp site that Tia noticed some distance
away a rocky cliff face resembled the cloak he wore about
his shoulders (this type of cloak was called a taupo).
Tia went to the bottom of the cliff where he recited incantations.
Tia removed his cloak and fastened it to the cliffs and
named them Taupo-nui-a-Tia ‘the great cloak of Tia’.
The name Taupo-nui-a-Tia now refers to the Lake
itself and the vast surrounding catchment.