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A Life Saver For Tradies: New Million Dollar Waste Sorting Facility To Open For Region’s Businesses

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 9:56 am | New Plymouth District Council

A game-changing $1.2 million rubbish facility for building and business waste is coming to New Plymouth District. The New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) will open a waste sorting facility on Colson Road for business waste in the first half of next ... More >>

Independent Tick For NPDC’s Prudent Financial Management

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 12:37 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s finances, including plans to pay for 10-Year Plan investments such as $248 million to Fix our Plumbing, have got the independent tick of approval from international ratings agency S&P Global. The agency has reconfirmed NPDC’s AA+ Stable ... More >>

Exhibition Showcasing Our World Through The Lens Of Our Youth

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 10:00 am | New Plymouth District Council

Get set to see our world in a new way at NPDC’s Puke Ariki Museum this summer – through the eyes of our young photographic artists. Armed with a camera, a creative mind and a unique perspective, photography students aged 13-18 at ZEAL Taranaki transform ... More >>

Save The Date - Synthony Is Back To Get The Bowl Pumping!

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:39 am | New Plymouth District Council

The Bowl of Brooklands is set to bounce when Synthony brings its classic dance party back to Taranaki on 5 February 2022. Over 7,000 people packed into the Bowl earlier this year as Synthony’s first outdoor show brought in their largest ever crowd, ... More >>

NPDC to discuss Central Government’s Three Waters Reforms

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 2:26 pm | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District’s Mayor and Councillors are set to consider feedback on proposed Three Waters reforms at a public meeting next week. Under the Central Government proposal, responsibility for the delivery of New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater ... More >>

NPDC Covid Update - Friday 20 August

Friday, 20 August 2021, 6:17 pm | New Plymouth District Council

. Our 3-day Taranaki lockdown has gone into extra time while the government tracks the Covid spread. · The whole country is in lockdown until midnight Tuesday before a possible change in alert levels. · New Zealand now has 31 community cases of the ... More >>

NPDC Covid 19 update

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 10:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

· It’s day 2 of our three-day Taranaki lockdown. · We have no known cases in the region and no places of interest so far. · We’ve got this and we need to stay in our bubbles, stay home and save lives. · Ten people in Auckland, including a ... More >>

Latest Covid-19 Lockdown Messages From NPDC

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 6:07 am | New Plymouth District Council

Current situation · We’ve beaten this before and we all know the drill – we need to be united against Covid-19. · Stay home and stay safe during this 3 day Taranaki lockdown. · We’ve been here before, we know how it works and we all need ... More >>

The Natural World Captured In One Spectacular Exhibition

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 1:06 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Some of the world’s most stunning wildlife photographs are about to be showcased at NPDC’s Puke Ariki Museum. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, capturing the natural world’s most astonishing and ... More >>

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 >>