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New Plymouth Airport Flying High In Prestigious Global Awards

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 10:07 am | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth’s airport upgrade is in the running for a major international airport award – up against projects including an $8 billion upgrade at New York’s La Guardia airport. <img src="" ... More >>

Govett-Brewster Announces New Assistant Curator

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 12:50 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery has announced that Simon Gennard will join the Gallery as its Assistant Curator Contemporary Art and Collections from late August 2021. A curator and writer, Simon was most recently Assistant Curator of Te Whanganui-a-Tara ... More >>

Covid-19 Wastewater Testing

Monday, 26 July 2021, 4:02 pm | New Plymouth District Council

· It was a relief to hear the latest wastewater and swab testing results for New Plymouth have come back negative. · But we’re not out of the woods yet and we’ll continue to keep a close eye on the situation as further test results are expected ... More >>

L.A.B Return To Rock Bowl Of Brooklands

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 9:14 am | New Plymouth District Council

Chart topping New Zealand band L.A.B will return to the iconic Bowl of Brooklands early in 2022 with a massive local line-up showcasing the best talent in the country. <img src="" ... More >>

Literary leaders gather for Festival of Words

Friday, 16 July 2021, 11:32 am | New Plymouth District Council

Some of the biggest names in New Zealand literature are descending on New Plymouth District this month to celebrate Puke Ariki’s Festival of Words. More >>

Rescued Ruru On The Road To Recovery At NPDC’s Brooklands Zoo

Friday, 9 July 2021, 9:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

One of the newest residents at NPDC’s Brooklands Zoo is looking forward to returning to the wild shortly. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> The tiny ruru (morepork) was ... More >>

Top Art 2021: Celebrating Taranaki’s Next Generation Of Emerging Artists At Govett-Brewster

Friday, 2 July 2021, 12:24 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Two former Spotswood College students will feature in a nationwide art show that’s coming to NPDC’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery next week. Vaughn Te Huki and Alfie Armes will have their work featured in Top Art 2021, a touring exhibition hosted ... More >>

New Water Pipes A Clear Success For Inglewood

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 10:15 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s multi-million-dollar upgrade of Inglewood’s water pipes is three-quarters complete and already the results are clear to see. Just one Inglewood resident has complained about discoloured water coming through their taps this year – compared ... More >>

NPDC’s $3 Billion Work Programme Gets The Green Light

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 4:11 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Fixing the Plumbing is a big part of the 10-year work programme. Today the Mayor and Councillors gave final approval to their 10-year work programme worth more than $3 billion which concentrates on fixing our tired and run down water infrastructure. ... More >>

Getting Back On Our Feet

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 11:36 am | New Plymouth District Council

Visitor numbers, building work and our community-owned nest egg fund are all doing better than expected in recovering from Covid, according to figures from NPDC. The good news for tradies, retailers and ratepayers so far this year includes: · Passenger ... More >>

Clock Is Ticking On How We Choose To Pay For City Centre Parking

Monday, 21 June 2021, 9:24 am | New Plymouth District Council

Should the first hour of parking in central New Plymouth be free to keep the tills ringing? That’s what residents are being asked as Councillors consider a proposal from city centre retailers and businesses to change how we pay for parking. One hour ... More >>

Wicked Talent Dazzles At TSB Showplace

Monday, 14 June 2021, 11:33 am | New Plymouth District Council

Normally he runs the show, but this time David Liggett’s *in* the show. From Thursday, the TSB Showplace Operations Supervisor takes a different role at his workplace, playing Dr Dillamond in New Plymouth Operatic’s Wicked . The Wizard of Oz prequel ... More >>

Historic Painting Discovered Thanks To Puke Ariki Exhibition

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 3:39 pm | New Plymouth District Council

A painting with a history almost as intriguing as Christopher Aubrey himself has been unearthed in the tiny North Taranaki settlement of Tongaporutu. <img src="" ... More >>

Should We Put The Brakes On Urban Vehicle Speeds?

Monday, 24 May 2021, 10:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

A fresh look at how to make sure everyone gets home alive has been launched by NPDC. The Safer Speeds Review is focusing on urban roads in all towns in New Plymouth District, with early public feedback opening today (Monday). “It’s well-known that speed ... More >>

Inglewood Oxidation Pond Stops Overflowing

Saturday, 22 May 2021, 12:55 pm | New Plymouth District Council

· The backlog of partially treated wastewater overflowing at the Inglewood oxidation pond (sewage treatment pond) has been cleared. · We apologise for the incident and thank everyone for their patience while our staff worked hard to fix it. · Heavy ... More >>

Storms And Heavy Rainfall Cause Overflow At Inglewood Wastewater Treatment Pond

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 4:54 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Heavy rainfall over the last 12 hours has overwhelmed Inglewood’s oxidation pond, a settling pond where sewage is treated, causing an overflow of partially treated wastewater into Kurapete Stream which flows into the Maunganui River. It’s been ... More >>

Time To Step Up And Fix The Plumbing Says NPDC Mayor Neil Holdom

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 10:23 am | New Plymouth District Council

Overhauling our aging water network to make sure our kids have safe drinking water and unpolluted rivers to swim in should be the priority in NPDC’s draft $3billion work programme for the next 10 years, recommends New Plymouth District Mayor Neil ... More >>

NPDC On The Hunt For Everyday Super Heroes

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 12:56 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Kaddy Smale is an everyday hero despite most of her work going undercover. The sprightly 77-year-old grandmother is at the forefront of choosing books for the Housebound Readers Service and her experience and instinct has made her a favourite to many ... More >>

Nearly 5,000 Pieces Of Public Feedback Received On NPDC’s Draft 10 Year Multi-billion Dollar Plan

Friday, 23 April 2021, 9:41 am | New Plymouth District Council

Thousands of people have given feedback to the Mayor and Councillors on New Plymouth District Council’s (NPDC’s) draft $3 billion work programme for the next 10 years which focuses on Fixing the Plumbing, Greening our Place and Paying it Forward for ... More >>

High Tech Navy Ship HMNZS Aotearoa To Visit New Plymouth

Monday, 19 April 2021, 10:08 am | New Plymouth District Council

A massive welcome awaits the Navy’s biggest and most high-tech ship HMNZS Aotearoa this week for her first ever visit to her home port in New Plymouth. To celebrate the arrival of the half a billion dollar vessel, the public are invited to join the ... More >>