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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 >>

NPDC Helps Businesses Get Back To Business

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 9:35 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s big-ticket building projects are getting underway while our building and resource consents teams are working at 100% capacity to help tradies and construction crews get back on the job. While most workers are still working from home under level ... More >>

Proposed Rates Holiday Will Help New Plymouth District Residents As Covid-19 Bites

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 5:12 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is proposing to change its rates rules to help hard-hit residents adapt to the Covid-19 economic pain. The draft package, which offers rates holidays for those in Covid-19 related economic hardship, is the first step in NPDC’s Get Us Back ... More >>

Mayor And Chief Executive Of NPDC To Take Pay Cuts

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 2:30 pm | New Plymouth District Council

The Mayor and Chief Executive of the New Plymouth District Council are set to take voluntary pay cuts in the wake of the unprecedented Covid-19 emergency. The Mayor and other Councillors’ pay is set by the Independent Remuneration Authority and ... More >>

Unite Taranaki Says Let’s Get Creative To Thank Our Essential Workers

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 8:51 am | New Plymouth District Council

The votes are in for how we can Unite Taranaki and it’s clear our region’s essential workers are number one, as lockdown continues. Taranaki is coming together like never before to help smash Covid-19 and beat a nationwide lockdown. Making thank you signs ... More >>

It’s Time To Unite Taranaki

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 9:40 am | New Plymouth District Council

It’s time to show we’re all on the same team and that Taranaki means business! To show not only our neighbours but the rest of New Zealand and right around the world how our province pulls together to fight a global pandemic and cope with a ... More >>

NPDC COVID-19 Update, 24 March 2020

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 4:05 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Rubbish collection We’re streamlining our waste collection in line with the new Government alert level. Our priority is to keep delivering our core services, including waste collection, but we need to adapt to these unprecedented times. From Wednesday ... More >>

COVID-19 Update 23 March 2020

Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:00 pm | New Plymouth District Council

We’re reviewing our operations after the Government announcement to raise the COVID-19 alert to level 3 this afternoon and to level 4 in 48 hours. We want to assure the public that our priority is to keep providing the services that will help our ... More >>

Covid-19: Media Update 2pm 20 March 2020

Friday, 20 March 2020, 2:06 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Waitara A staff member who was identified as a person who could have been in contact with a suspected CV-19 case has been given the all-clear. We’re working to get Waitara Library open again as soon as we can. Big picture We are continuing to monitor ... More >>

Covid-19: Media Information 2pm 19 March 2020

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 2:09 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Two cases in Taranaki · We know this will worry some people but we need to keep calm and follow Ministry of Health advice. · It’s important to note these cases came from overseas. · They weren’t picked up here in Taranaki. · Taranaki’s ... More >>

Tighter water restrictions on the way for Okato & Inglewood

Monday, 10 February 2020, 11:55 am | New Plymouth District Council

High water use, low river flows and continuing dry conditions have led to a ban on using water outdoors in both Inglewood and Okato from today, while the rest of the District is asked to remain Wai Warriors to help save water. The ban means residents ... More >>

New exotic species to feature at Brooklands Zoo

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:53 am | New Plymouth District Council

Capybaras Luis Suarez and Fernando have travelled down from Auckland Zoo to join Brooklands Zoo’s collection of exotic animals. More >>

Two NPDC teams with one goal: No.1 customer service

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:55 am | New Plymouth District Council

For NPDC’s Jenny Steer and Joy Gyde, the 230,000 customers their teams help each year always come first. More >>

NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights sets record for new displays

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:35 am | New Plymouth District Council

More than 50 live acts, 24 Summer Scene kids’ events, 14 new light features, eight activities for Summer Seniors, four bands for the Powerco Lights Up the Night New Year’s Eve celebration and one Woofstock party for pooches – this season’s ... More >>

Christmas comes early: NPDC’s PIF powers over $300m mark

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:06 pm | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District ratepayers will have 300 million reasons to have a happy holiday season this year, thanks to NPDC’s investment fund which helps offset rates. More >>

Ride the festive spirit to New Plymouth’s Christmas Parade

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:50 am | New Plymouth District Council

Santa’s come early this year and given everyone a free bus ride to the annual Christmas Parade Party as NPDC again makes the city centre car-free. More >>

Seventh heaven for NPDC’s Pukekura Park

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:13 am | New Plymouth District Council

It’s Kristian Davies’ first year on the job as NPDC’s Pukekura Park curator and he’s already keeping up a world-class tradition. More >>