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'Check Clean Dry' reminder to anglers

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:09 am | Taranaki Regional Council

The region’s anglers are being urged to protect their patch as they head out to their favourite fishing haunts this spring. Inadvertently moving algae, fish and aquatic plants between waterways not only puts the environment at risk, but also ... More >>

What New Plymouth rats like best

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:24 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Urban trappers are luring New Plymouth rats with a range of tempting flavours, from peanut butter to avocado, macadamia butter and pineapple lumps. More >>

Region in a League of Its Own

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:12 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Outstanding developments during the 2017/2018 year helped to put the region in a league of its own, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod. More >>

Bus users to get treat for car-free day

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 9:39 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Taranaki public transport users are in for a treat, with free bus travel on 21 and 22 September to mark World Car-Free Day. “It’s an ideal opportunity to reward our regular passengers and to encourage more people to give the buses a go,” says ... More >>

Investigation Puts Focus on Two Streams

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:36 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Eels in two South Taranaki streams have been found to have elevated levels of chemicals associated with firefighting foam – the only finding of note in a wide-ranging regional investigation into any such contamination. The potential long-term effects ... More >>

Get in quick with environmental nominations

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:12 am | Taranaki Regional Council

What do schoolchildren, farmers, major corporates, marae-focused educators, volunteers and small enterprises have in common? More >>

TRC meetings bulletin

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1:45 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

TRC meetings bulletin July 2018 Items of interest from today’s meetings of the Council’s two key committees, Consents & Regulatory, and Policy & Planning: Water-quality improvements not slowing down The rate and extent of Taranaki’s improvements ... More >>

Region still riding wave of water-quality gains

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1:30 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

The rate and extent of Taranaki’s improvements in freshwater ecological health are defying assumptions – even among those working to make our waterways healthier. More >>

Farmers’ Fines Highlight Duty of Care

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:30 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Statement by Fred McLay, Director-Resource Management, Taranaki Regional Council The importance of having an appropriate farm dairy effluent disposal systems which is regularly checked and maintained was highlighted in the Environment Court in New ... More >>

Environmental champions, please step forward

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 12:59 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Nominations have opened for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which recognise efforts to protect and enhance the environment – at any scale from neighbourhood to regional. More >>

Statement on behalf of Taranaki Stadium Trust

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:22 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

A safety-first approach is behind the decision to make Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth unavailable as the Mitre 10 Cup home base for the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls in 2018. More >>

Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:54 am | Taranaki Regional Council

A large-scale predator project, the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, was launched in Taranaki today (Wednesday 30 May), supported by more than $11 million from the Government. More >>

Early Birds Catch the Planting Bug

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:50 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

This week they’ve picked up the 300-plus native plants they need to complete riparian protection along the almost 3km of streambank on their 58ha Okato property. This gets them to the finish line well ahead of the 2020 deadline looming for farmers ... More >>

Finding a Win-Win in the Waitōtara Hillcountry

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:22 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Roger Pearce is confident he’s hit on a good formula that allows him to make a successful living in the eastern Taranaki hillcountry without bringing down nature’s wrath on himself, or indeed on communities and farms all the way down to the sea. More >>

Building a better future

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 12:13 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

The region’s course for the next decade has been laid out in a way that the Taranaki Regional Council says will ensure prudent management of resources even as bold new ambitions are confidently embraced. More >>

Farmers, Truckers Urged To Keep It Clean

Monday, 14 May 2018, 9:45 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Farmers are being reminded of the need to prepare stock properly for transportation to new properties as the dairy season draws to an end. More >>

Taranaki: Freshwater studies point to improvements

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 1:09 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

New scientific studies of data from Taranaki and nationwide have concluded that freshwater quality is better than many probably believe – and this region in particular has been taking effective steps to achieve improvements. More >>

Don't spread unwanted freshwater pests this hunting season

Monday, 23 April 2018, 10:09 am | Taranaki Regional Council

With duck shooting season starting on Saturday 5 May, Taranaki hunters are being reminded it’s vital to clean their equipment between waterways to avoid the spread of unwanted freshwater pests including the invasive alga didymo. More >>

Be part of the Pukeiti story

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:35 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Volunteers are sought to fill important roles at one of Taranaki’s most renowned attractions. More >>

Taranaki threatened by 11 pest plants and possums

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 3:27 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Taranaki landowners and occupiers are required to destroy 11 pest plants and possums, threatening Taranaki’s native flora and fauna, economy and legendary lifestyle. More >>



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