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Covid-19 info map wins Ivy League praise for NPDC team

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 10:10 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC has been put on the map after its GIS work was praised by a Harvard University scholar for a clear and easy to understand public information map during the Covid-19 lockdown. More >>

NPDC’s Top 10 Kōrero Focusing On Multi-million Dollar Business Waste Solution

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 9:57 am | New Plymouth District Council

Ratepayers are being asked to have their say on building a new $3.5 million facility to tackle waste from businesses as part of NPDC’s Top 10 Kōrero, seeking feedback on the big issues affecting the District. NPDC wants to hear from residents about ... More >>

Quality Of Life Good In Our Lifestyle Capital, Says Independent Public Survey

Friday, 7 August 2020, 10:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

Life is good for residents of the Lifestyle Capital, according to data from an independent survey of New Plymouth District residents by the National Research Bureau (NRB). NPDC commissions the survey annually to check how happy people are with services ... More >>

NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights set for massive season

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 11:16 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s award-winning TSB Festival of Lights is gearing up for one of its biggest season’s yet with an all-new line-up of dazzling displays and a packed programme of free entertainment from 19 December to 31 January. More >>

Hundreds Of Millions To Fix Three Waters Woes Kicks Off NPDC’s Top 10 Kōrero

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:05 pm | New Plymouth District Council

A $300 million bill to bring the New Plymouth District’s Three Waters network up to scratch is on the table for discussion as NPDC’s Top 10 Kōrero begins today, seeking feedback on the big issues affecting the District. Over the next 10 weeks, ... More >>

Synthony Spectacular Coming To NPDC’s TSB Bowl Of Brooklands

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 5:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

The ultimate celebration of dance music featuring an 80-piece orchestra and a spectacular light show will get NPDC’s TSB Bowl of Brooklands pumping on 23 January with the first ever outdoor performance by Synthony. Synthony includes the Auckland Symphony ... More >>

Electric vehicles put NPDC on road to cleaner future

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:58 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is plugging into a greener, cleaner future with its first electric vehicle trial. More >>

Critical And Ageing Culvert Needs Multi-million-dollar Repair Job In Central New Plymouth

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 3:49 pm | New Plymouth District Council

A $2.5 million repair job has been recommended by independent engineers WSP to bring a 40 year old stormwater culvert near State Highway 3, at the Mangorei road intersection, up to scratch. The repairs would fix a 60-metre stretch of stormwater (rainwater ... More >>

Local businesses get helping hand as NPDC cuts fees

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 9:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC has cut the cost of doing business by slashing many of our fees and charges as part of the $20 million Get Back On Our Feet measures to help the economic recovery after Covid-19. More >>

Local Contractors Continue Inglewood’s Multi-million Dollar Water Project

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 10:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

The $8 million dollar project to improve Inglewood’s drinking water is back in full swing following the Covid-19 lockdown using local contractors Downer. The next phase of the three-year upgrade of Inglewood’s water network is about to get under ... More >>

Sprucing Up Our Streets To Support The Local Economy

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 9:53 am | New Plymouth District Council

Building owners wanting to give their main street properties a spruce-up can now apply to a new $50,000 fund, thanks to NPDC. Councillors on 30 June topped up funding to keep the District’s main streets looking great, as part of the Back On Our Feet ... More >>

Multimillion Dollar Green Hydrogen Wastewater Network A Big Win For New Zealand’s Energy Capital

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 9:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

The Government’s announcement of a $37 million investment in a new and greener Thermal Dryer for the district’s wastewater treatment plant will be a shot in the arm for the local engineering sector in Taranaki and a long term asset for the community, ... More >>

New Plymouth Airport Seeking $19-25 Million Cash Bailout As Economic Curveball Of Covid-19 Bites

Friday, 26 June 2020, 9:29 am | New Plymouth District Council

The economic impact of Covid-19 has struck regional airports across New Zealand and New Plymouth’s independent airport company, Papa Rererangi i Puketapu Ltd (PRIP), is asking its owner, the New Plymouth District Council (NPDC), for a $19-25 million ... More >>

Three Artists Picked For Govett-Brewster Art Gallery ‘In Residence’ Programme

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:12 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Three artists have been picked from more than 160 applicants to be the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre’s 2020 Artists In Residence – and will work from their own residences! Sorawit Songsataya, Meg Porteous and Yona Lee will take up four-week ... More >>

Getting Back On Our Feet Starts At The Grassroots

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 10:40 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC has put together a $453,000 lifeline for grassroots groups that will help get our District through the Covid-19 storm and back on its feet. Councillors on Wednesday (17 June) topped up the community funding pot for the 2020/21 financial year to bring ... More >>

Ōākura Rezoning Recommendation Adopted

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s Mayor and Councillors have voted to adopt an Independent Commissioner’s recommendation not to allow nearly 60 hectares of land in Ōākura to be rezoned. The application was to change what the 58 hectares of land is allocated for in the ... More >>

New Plymouth Given Green Light To Become A Motorhome-Friendly Town

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 1:17 pm | New Plymouth District Council

As domestic travel in New Zealand gets a boost with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, NPDC is gearing up to make New Plymouth a destination city for Kiwi motorhomers. New Plymouth has now received the official seal of approval from the New Zealand ... More >>

Public Zooming And Phone Feedback Hotline, Innovative Ways To Connect

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 9:10 am | New Plymouth District Council

Public Zooming and Phone Feedback Hotline, innovative ways to connect on NPDC’s proposed Covid-19 relief package Public ‘Zoominars’ with Councillors will provide a modern forum for NPDC to gather feedback on its proposed multi-million-dollar plans ... More >>

Book Lovers Feast During Lockdown, Borrowing Up At Puke Ariki And NPDC Open For Business Virtually

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:26 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Our buildings have been closed during the lockdown but NPDC services have never been busier and have been open 24/7, making sure we stay connected without bursting any bubbles. Puke Ariki has had book lovers covered, lending out more than 12,600 ... More >>

Multi-million Dollar Revenue Drop And Rates Rises Slashed In NPDC’s Proposed Yearly Budget

Friday, 1 May 2020, 3:22 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Cutting proposed rates increases by almost half while managing a projected $5.4 million drop in income are the next steps in NPDC’s Get Us Back on Our Feet plan to help households and businesses hit by the Covid-19 economic storm. Five rates ... More >>