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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 >>

Last Chance To Speak Up On NPDC’s Draft 10-Year Plan

Monday, 29 March 2021, 11:33 am | New Plymouth District Council

If you’re still on the sidelines over water meters in every home, higher pools charges, extending the Coastal Walkway to Waitara or a host of other hot issues that could hit you in the pocket with a 12% rates rise, then the Easter break is your ... More >>

Life And Death Issues In NPDC’s Draft 10-Year Plan

Monday, 22 March 2021, 10:17 am | New Plymouth District Council

If talking about council budgets bores you to death, then listen up – dying of boredom, or anything else, could soon be more expensive in the New Plymouth District. The cost of a plot for your last resting place could rise from about $3700 to $4200 ... More >>

NPDC Giving Wasps The Big Buzz-off

Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:09 pm | New Plymouth District Council

A series of wasp-killing bait stations is helping NPDC take the sting out of summer. More than a hundred stations are being set up in 15 parks, reserves and walkways around the New Plymouth District. “At this time of year, wasps are out and about ... More >>

More Band-aids Or A Proper Fix For Our Water Woes?

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 12:28 pm | New Plymouth District Council

We’re looking at getting our plumbing fixed and like any careful homeowner we’re comparing estimates as an extraordinary meeting is held on Friday for Councillors to debate the draft 10-year plan before it gets the green light to go to the public ... More >>

Mixed Results In Audit Of Kerbside Recycling Bins

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 1:34 pm | New Plymouth District Council

A rise in non-recyclable rubbish being dumped in recycling bins has prompted calls for people to lift their Zero Waste awareness. A summer survey of nearly 300 household recycling bins across the district showed that contamination – or non-recyclable ... More >>

Energy Wins A Successful Step In Cutting NPDC Carbon Footprint

Monday, 22 February 2021, 4:36 pm | New Plymouth District Council

LED street lights. Our district is growing, but NPDC has shrunk its carbon footprint over the last 15 years, even while it serves more people. And our emissions are expected to fall even faster if Councillors greenlight to proposals to Green our Place in ... More >>

NPDC To Close Downtown Car Park

Friday, 11 December 2020, 3:01 pm | New Plymouth District Council

NPDC is closing the Downtown Car Park indefinitely from 19 December after it was found to be earthquake prone. A detailed seismic assessment report last month classed the building as “high risk” because it met 20 to 34 per cent of the new building ... More >>

Heavy Rainfall Update - 1pm

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 2:23 pm | New Plymouth District Council

2pm update Sewage overflows: · Heavy rainfall last night has resulted in high flows into our historical stormwater and wastewater networks. · Stormwater and wastewater has been discharged out of the Waitara outfall to the Tasman Sea after the rain overwhelmed ... More >>

Covid-19 And Lifestyle Capital Building – An Extraordinary Year For NPDC

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 11:02 am | New Plymouth District Council

Maintaining core services, improving infrastructure and helping the District get Back On Our Feet after Covid-19 is all in a year’s work for NPDC. According to its independently audited draft Annual Report, sound financial management enabled ... More >>

Campaigner Millie, 11, delighted at new speed limit signs

Monday, 7 December 2020, 10:01 am | New Plymouth District Council

Millie Stonier’s smile says it all. More >>

NPDC Fund Gives Wings To Grassroots Groups 3 December 2020

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 8:53 am | New Plymouth District Council

Welcome aboard the airline whose check-in never closes – because your life might depend on it. More >>

Public Rank Water Network Upgrades As Top Investment Priority

Friday, 27 November 2020, 9:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

More than 9,400 people had their say on what NPDC’s priority work programmes should be over the next decade and how more than $2 billion of public funds should be invested. Called the Top 10 Kōrero which took place over 11 weeks, the public were asked to ... More >>

NPDC - 4.15pm Weather Update

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 4:37 pm | New Plymouth District Council

4:15pm update · About 80 millimetres of rain fell in five hours in central New Plymouth today which overwhelmed the city’s water network. · This downpour also impacted Inglewood but Waitara and Bell Block largely escaped the deluge. · Sewage ... More >>

Weather - NPDC Update

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 11:46 am | New Plymouth District Council

11am update A severe weather event has resulted in surface flooding and sewerage overflows around some parts of the District. Residents are urged to slow down, take care and drive to the conditions and to not swim or collect kai from some waterways. ... More >>

NPDC Slashing Fees Helps Building Sector Get Back On Its Feet

Friday, 20 November 2020, 9:42 am | New Plymouth District Council

A new record for building consents in the July to September quarter has been set as NPDC’s $20 million Back On Our Feet Covid stimulus measures help to keep the building sector humming. There was a 28% rise in the number of building consents ... More >>