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Clearing The Way For Less Flooding In Waitara

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 11:10 am | New Plymouth District Council

The removal of pest plants, weeds, litter and overgrown vegetation from a section alongside Waitara’s Tangaora Stream is giving those involved in the innovative NPDC project a clear vision of an exciting future for the once-buried stream. More >>

Italian Film Festival Arrives To Delight New Plymouth

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:50 am | New Plymouth District Council

La Chimera is among the line up at this year’s Italian Film Festival on at New Plymouth’s Len Lye Cinema (Photo supplied) New Zealand’s largest Italian cultural event returns to NPDC’s Len Lye Cinema over the next three weeks. Cinema Italiano ... More >>

NPDC’s Summer At The Bowl Concert Series Music To Ears Of Local Economy

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 9:38 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s Summer at the Bowl concert series hit the right notes with music fans and the Taranaki economy by generating $8.1 million in total expenditure and injecting $4.2m of GDP an independent has revealed. More >>

Access To Perpetual Investment Fund Helps NPDC Maintain AA+ Credit Rating In Tough Economic Climate

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 3:51 pm | New Plymouth District Council

International credit rating agency S&P Global has reconfirmed NPDC’s AA+ credit rating for the fourth consecutive year despite economic challenges including inflation and increased infrastructure costs. More >>

NPDC Looking To Put A Lid On Pokie Machines And Venues

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 12:06 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is proposing to put a district-wide lid on the number of pokie machines and venues that can operate in our district. More >>

NPDC Looking For The District’s 2024 Local Legends

Friday, 19 April 2024, 12:16 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Nominations are now open for the two awards, which aim to recognise those unsung heroes that make our community tick, who help and inspire others and make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of the district. More >>

Water Use Across New Plymouth District Takes A Dip Despite Hot Summer

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 9:38 am | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District residential properties were less thirsty than usual during summer with a five per cent drop in water use for the first three months of the year, NPDC can confirm. More >>

How Much Are You Willing To Pay To Create A Sustainable Lifestyle Capital?

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 1:30 pm | New Plymouth District Council

That’s the reality facing the Council as it heads into the final week of public consultation on its next 10-year Plan (2024-2034) at a time when the cost of delivering key infrastructure is more expensive than ever. More >>

NPDC Clearing The Way For Return Of Native Plants

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:03 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is about to start replacing an ageing stand of pine trees in Inglewood with two hectares of native bush. The project is a big step towards increasing the amount of urban native forest in our district as part of NPDC’s Planting Our Place programme. ... More >>

Time To Have Your Say On What’s In And What’s Out Of NPDC’s Draft $4b 10-year Work Programme

Monday, 18 March 2024, 9:26 am | New Plymouth District Council

  What’s Brooklands Zoo worth to you? It’s been a family favourite for generations of Taranaki residents, but can we afford $9million to keep it for our tamariki? Upgrading some of the animal enclosures to meet new government standards ... More >>

Story Of Autism Diagnosis To Theatrical Triumph Taking The Stage At TSB Showplace

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 11:59 am | New Plymouth District Council

A giant robot is at the heart of the critically acclaimed Australian theatre production about a young person overcoming social isolation, presented at NPDC’s TSB Showplace next month. Robot Song draws on the personal experience and creative ingenuity of ... More >>

TSB Festival Of Lights Boosts Local Economy By Over $9m

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 10:22 am | New Plymouth District Council

This summer’s TSB Festival of Lights delivered by NPDC kept local tills ringing – pumping $9.2m million into the Taranaki economy and a record 175,000 visits over the five-week lights and entertainment spectacular. An independent report on the ... More >>

New Literary Festival Shines Spotlight On Writers And Storytellers

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 9:34 am | New Plymouth District Council

Aspiring writers will be able to immerse themselves in a world of words and storytelling at a free festival kicking off at NPDC’s Puke Ariki and community libraries in March. Our Words: A Festival of Local Writers and Storytellers is on from March 20 ... More >>

Water Meters Paying Off For NPDC Ratepayers

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 11:05 am | New Plymouth District Council

Around half of New Plymouth District homes now have water meters, but the benefits are already flowing through for everyone. NPDC was considering including a $4 million upgrade of the pump station and pipeline to keep up with water demand in the Urenui ... More >>

NPDC Bans The Buzz Through Wasp-baiting Programme

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 9:36 am | New Plymouth District Council

Wasp nests the size of cars are a rare find these days, thanks to NPDC’s long-running wasp baiting programme. It’s breeding season for German wasps during February and March, so NPDC sets up poison-bait stations for the insects to take bits back to ... More >>

Tracking Gear Keeps Kiwi Safer In Their Kaitake Home

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 10:17 am | New Plymouth District Council

They’re famously shy, but our precious kiwi are now more visible and a bit safer thanks to new tracking equipment funded by NPDC. <img src="" width="720" height="541"> Kaitake Ranges Conservation ... More >>

Celebrate Waitangi Day At Ngāmotu Beach With The Whānau

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 9:29 am | New Plymouth District Council

Grab a picnic blanket and the whānau and head to New Plymouth’s Ngāmotu Beach on Waitangi Day for an afternoon of free live music, kai, and activities for everyone to enjoy with NPDC and Ngāti Te Whiti. Performances at Celebrate Waitangi Day on ... More >>

Inglewood’s Windsor Walkway Gets Million-dollar Upgrade

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 9:21 am | New Plymouth District Council

Going for a stroll in Inglewood will be even easier once the Windsor Walkway is sealed by NPDC. Work on the $1.3m project kicks off this week which will see 3.7km of the walkway concreted that is currently loose metal or grass berm. “When it’s ... More >>

Estimated 175,000 Flock To TSB Festival Of Lights Over Summer

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:19 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights 2023/2024 summer season ended on Sunday once again proving a hit with up to 175,000 visitors turning out – 20 per cent more than last summer’s festival. The lights went out at the weekend, marking the end of the five-week ... More >>

Indigenous Film Festival In Taranaki For First Time Over Waitangi Weekend

Friday, 19 January 2024, 9:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre is partnering with Wairoa Māori Film Festival to present the KIRIATA MĀORI Cinema Showcase in Taranaki for the first time over Waitangi weekend from 2 to 6 February. The showcase will present ... More >>





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