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Exhibition A Biography Of Tongapōrutu’s Disappearing Coastline

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10:16 am | New Plymouth District Council

Images showing the staggering effects of climate change on the Tongapōrutu coastline captured by photographer Pat Greenfield feature in the ‘Impermanence’ exhibition now on at NPDC’s Puke Ariki Museum. Pat Greenfield. Tongapōrutu in North Taranaki ... More >>

NPDC’s Planting Fund Sowing The Seeds For A Greener Future

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 10:29 am | New Plymouth District Council

We’ve got more native tree cover than any other urban area in Aotearoa and we’re a biodiversity hot spot, but can we lead the country in being the first to hit 10% green coverage? New Plymouth District Council’s Te Korowai o Tāne grants will ... More >>

Are Electric Car Charging Stations In Central New Plymouth A Good Idea?

Friday, 13 May 2022, 11:15 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is considering a proposal from electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla to put five electric vehicle charging stations at one of our city centre car parks. The proposal would see Tesla paying for valuable upfront infrastructure, at a cost of around six ... More >>

Shining The Light On The Ōākura Water Treatment Plant

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:21 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is calling on the power of the sun to help operate a water treatment plant. Twenty-eight solar panels have been installed at the Ōākura Plant. Over their 25-year life the panels will reduce the plant’s CO2 emissions by about 33,000kg – and ... More >>

No More Gambling With Lives On Inglewood’s State Highway With High Tech Pedestrian Crossing

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10:08 am | New Plymouth District Council

Crossing the main road is about to get a lot safer for everyone in Inglewood as NPDC (New Plymouth District Council) is installing a half-million dollar signal controlled pedestrian crossing on state highway 3 through the town. The work begins on Tuesday ... More >>

NPDC’s High-tech Testing Just The Medicine For Our Roads

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:45 am | New Plymouth District Council

Meet the road doctors – here to give our roads a high-tech check-up for NPDC. If you’ve seen the GeoSolve vehicle with its flashing lights cruising our roads recently, you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for an ambulance. In fact, the vehicle, ... More >>

Coastal Queen Gets A Face-lift

Monday, 11 April 2022, 6:41 pm | New Plymouth District Council

The iconic Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is about to get a full face-lift. Following a successful trial last year, NPDC will repaint the rest of the bridge from top to bottom, including beneath the deck, in one go over 55 weeks. The project starts today and the bridge ... More >>

NPDC Proposes A Safer Mangorei Road

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 10:11 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is planning to make the school run safer around New Plymouth Girls’ High. A proposed safety upgrade along Mangorei Road between the Northgate intersection and Warangi Street, would see the installation of a pedestrian crossing with traffic ... More >>

Thieves Bolt Leaving Unsafe Stairs

Monday, 4 April 2022, 10:39 am | New Plymouth District Council

Light-fingered thieves are putting the safety of the public at risk. NPDC staff noticed that 12 heavy duty stainless steel bolts had been stolen from a set of stairs near the Coastal Walkway recently. The missing bolts were quickly replaced, but their ... More >>

Ward Boundary Shake Up For October’s Election For Mayor, Councillors And Community Boards

Friday, 1 April 2022, 9:34 am | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District voters will see changes to how we vote at this year’s election, after the independent Local Government Commission gave the green light to new voting boundaries. We’ll have our first-ever Councillor representing Te Purutanga Mauri ... More >>

Saving Kiwi Near Inglewood, $10 Million Wildlife Centre Progressing

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 7:09 pm | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) and its partners are hoping tourists will flock to a multimillion dollar wildlife centre to be set up near Inglewood, with expertise from Brooklands Zoo. They’re working alongside Pukerangiora hapū and the East ... More >>

NPDC’s Rock-hard Defences Against Beach Erosion

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 10:07 am | New Plymouth District Council

Almost 2,000 tonnes of rock have been rolled in to protect the sea front at Onaero and Urenui. NPDC has finished reinforcing the sea wall at Onaero, which had slumped due to large waves and gravity. The project shifted to Urenui this week, with work ... More >>

NPDC Building Funds: The Answer To A Prayer

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 6:01 pm | New Plymouth District Council

One of New Plymouth’s most iconic buildings has been saved for future generations, with help from NPDC’s Building Funds. A $25,000 grant has helped ensure that the stone-clad St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and its spire will be towering over ... More >>

NPDC Numbers Bright Amidst Covid Gloom

Friday, 11 March 2022, 10:07 am | New Plymouth District Council

Building applications and our resident owned nest egg, the Perpetual Investment Fund (PIF), held up against the uncertainties of Covid over the last six months but Pools and Parking revenue has dropped during the first half of the financial year. ... More >>

Tapestries Survive Taliban To Weave Their Way To Taranaki

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 10:20 am | New Plymouth District Council

Three towering tapestries have been smuggled out of Afghanistan disguised as cushions and are taking pride of place at NPDC’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre. <img src="" ... More >>

NPDC Kick-starts Creative Zero Waste 2040 Projects

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 7:24 am | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) is helping local kids to a Zero Waste Future. An NPDC grant is boosting efforts by New Plymouth’s Kinderen Early Childhood Education Preschool to expand their long-standing focus on sustainability. Support from NPDC’s ... More >>

NPDC’s Bioboost Has Got An International Tick Of Approval

Friday, 4 March 2022, 11:39 am | New Plymouth District Council

The fertiliser, produced at the New Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Plant, has achieved certification to the international quality management systems standard, ISO 9001. The ISO9001 badge gives consumers more confidence that they are purchasing an independently ... More >>

Conservation Right From The Gec-ko

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 8:53 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC horticulturalists recently found an endangered species walking in an urban public garden in the district. <img src="" width="720" height="350"> Goldstripe gecko getting amongst ... More >>

New Date For SYNTHONY In The Bowl

Friday, 28 January 2022, 12:29 pm | New Plymouth District Council

SYNTHONY In The Bowl has been rescheduled to a new date of Saturday 23 April 2022. Synthony, along with partners New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) and Venture Taranaki are proud to present the return of SYNTHONY In The Bowl - on a Covid-delayed schedule ... More >>

NPDC Facilities Open Under Red Traffic Light While Sticking To Government’s Covid Safety Rules

Monday, 24 January 2022, 5:55 pm | New Plymouth District Council

All NPDC facilities remain open under the Government’s Red Traffic Light Covid protection system while following the safety rules. Omicron is now established in Aotearoa with a suspected case in New Plymouth. We indicated last year that if the ... More >>