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How Much Are You Willing To Pay To Create A Sustainable Lifestyle Capital?

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 1:30 pm | New Plymouth District Council

That’s the reality facing the Council as it heads into the final week of public consultation on its next 10-year Plan (2024-2034) at a time when the cost of delivering key infrastructure is more expensive than ever. More >>

NPDC Clearing The Way For Return Of Native Plants

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:03 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is about to start replacing an ageing stand of pine trees in Inglewood with two hectares of native bush. The project is a big step towards increasing the amount of urban native forest in our district as part of NPDC’s Planting Our Place programme. ... More >>

Time To Have Your Say On What’s In And What’s Out Of NPDC’s Draft $4b 10-year Work Programme

Monday, 18 March 2024, 9:26 am | New Plymouth District Council

  What’s Brooklands Zoo worth to you? It’s been a family favourite for generations of Taranaki residents, but can we afford $9million to keep it for our tamariki? Upgrading some of the animal enclosures to meet new government standards ... More >>

Story Of Autism Diagnosis To Theatrical Triumph Taking The Stage At TSB Showplace

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 11:59 am | New Plymouth District Council

A giant robot is at the heart of the critically acclaimed Australian theatre production about a young person overcoming social isolation, presented at NPDC’s TSB Showplace next month. Robot Song draws on the personal experience and creative ingenuity of ... More >>

TSB Festival Of Lights Boosts Local Economy By Over $9m

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 10:22 am | New Plymouth District Council

This summer’s TSB Festival of Lights delivered by NPDC kept local tills ringing – pumping $9.2m million into the Taranaki economy and a record 175,000 visits over the five-week lights and entertainment spectacular. An independent report on the ... More >>

New Literary Festival Shines Spotlight On Writers And Storytellers

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 9:34 am | New Plymouth District Council

Aspiring writers will be able to immerse themselves in a world of words and storytelling at a free festival kicking off at NPDC’s Puke Ariki and community libraries in March. Our Words: A Festival of Local Writers and Storytellers is on from March 20 ... More >>

Water Meters Paying Off For NPDC Ratepayers

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 11:05 am | New Plymouth District Council

Around half of New Plymouth District homes now have water meters, but the benefits are already flowing through for everyone. NPDC was considering including a $4 million upgrade of the pump station and pipeline to keep up with water demand in the Urenui ... More >>

NPDC Bans The Buzz Through Wasp-baiting Programme

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 9:36 am | New Plymouth District Council

Wasp nests the size of cars are a rare find these days, thanks to NPDC’s long-running wasp baiting programme. It’s breeding season for German wasps during February and March, so NPDC sets up poison-bait stations for the insects to take bits back to ... More >>

Tracking Gear Keeps Kiwi Safer In Their Kaitake Home

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 10:17 am | New Plymouth District Council

They’re famously shy, but our precious kiwi are now more visible and a bit safer thanks to new tracking equipment funded by NPDC. <img src="" width="720" height="541"> Kaitake Ranges Conservation ... More >>

Celebrate Waitangi Day At Ngāmotu Beach With The Whānau

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 9:29 am | New Plymouth District Council

Grab a picnic blanket and the whānau and head to New Plymouth’s Ngāmotu Beach on Waitangi Day for an afternoon of free live music, kai, and activities for everyone to enjoy with NPDC and Ngāti Te Whiti. Performances at Celebrate Waitangi Day on ... More >>

Inglewood’s Windsor Walkway Gets Million-dollar Upgrade

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 9:21 am | New Plymouth District Council

Going for a stroll in Inglewood will be even easier once the Windsor Walkway is sealed by NPDC. Work on the $1.3m project kicks off this week which will see 3.7km of the walkway concreted that is currently loose metal or grass berm. “When it’s ... More >>

Estimated 175,000 Flock To TSB Festival Of Lights Over Summer

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:19 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights 2023/2024 summer season ended on Sunday once again proving a hit with up to 175,000 visitors turning out – 20 per cent more than last summer’s festival. The lights went out at the weekend, marking the end of the five-week ... More >>

Indigenous Film Festival In Taranaki For First Time Over Waitangi Weekend

Friday, 19 January 2024, 9:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre is partnering with Wairoa Māori Film Festival to present the KIRIATA MĀORI Cinema Showcase in Taranaki for the first time over Waitangi weekend from 2 to 6 February. The showcase will present ... More >>

NPDC Plans Smoother Travels For Tukapa Street Users

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 11:12 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is about to start rebuilding and resurfacing a section of New Plymouth’s Tukapa Street. Starting from Sunday 14 January, a series of road closures on Tukapa Street will be in place to renew the road surface from Maratahu St and through the ... More >>

Be A Wai Warrior – Summer Water Restrictions In Place

Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 10:00 am | New Plymouth District Council

It’s time to turn off the sprinklers and irrigation systems because NPDC’s Wai Warrior summer water restrictions now in place. “Summer is when our water use is highest, but our supply rivers are at their lowest” says NPDC Manager Three Waters ... More >>

NPDC Looking After Our Maunga This Summer Holiday Season.

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 10:25 am | New Plymouth District Council

People planning get a closer look at Taranaki Maunga this summer need to be prepared for delays with summer traffic controls back in place at the Egmont Road entrance from this Saturday (23 December). The ‘one car out, one car in’ system helps ... More >>

Million-dollar Fixes Coming For NPDC’s Three Waters Networks

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 10:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is getting on with fixing the district’s plumbing with close to $12m of planned repairs on our water, wastewater and stormwater networks due to kick off in the coming months. The work is part of NPDC’s $248m investment to improve our water infrastructure ... More >>

Draft 10-year Plan Focuses On Core Infrastructure, Efficiency And Environment

Friday, 8 December 2023, 10:06 am | New Plymouth District Council

New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom has released NPDC’s draft 10-year Plan focused on investment in core infrastructure to future-proof the district, improve efficiency, grow non-rates revenue and deliver measurable environmental performance. ... More >>

New Exhibition Takes A Look At The Golden Era Of One Of Taranaki’s Iconic Cover Bands

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:11 am | New Plymouth District Council

One of Taranaki’s iconic cover bands from the 1960s, 70s and 80s have inspired a new exhibition opening at NPDC’s Puke Ariki Museum on 9 December. Kount Five Plus Two: Pop Culture in Retro Taranaki 1966-1983 pays tribute to Kount Five Plus ... More >>

Oxfam Trailwalker Set For A Stylish Send-off From Taranaki

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:29 am | New Plymouth District Council

It’s better late than never for a quartet of wahine taking on this summer’s Oxfam Trailwalker – the last being held in New Plymouth after a four-year run and for NPDC as host city partner. And while the prospect of walking 50 kilometres through ... More >>





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