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Pro tip for parade day: Get a bus

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:12 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Special bus services on Saturday (1 December) will allow families to get to New Plymouth’s Christmas parade minus traffic and parking hassles. More >>

SH3 Waitara safety boost welcomed

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:17 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

The Government’s announcement of a $29 million project to improve the safety of SH3 between Bell Block and Waitara will ease the fears and frustrations of highway users, says Taranaki Regional Transport Committee Chairman Craig Williamson. More >>

TRC meetings bulletin

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:29 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Items of interest from this week’s meetings of the Taranaki Regional Council’s two key committees, Consents & Regulatory, and Policy & Planning: More >>

Support your local school, support biodiversity!

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:24 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

The future’s looking bright as a growing number of schools jump on board Towards Predator-Free Taranaki, safeguarding our local biodiversity. More >>

Work Continues at Full Pace to Advance Stadium Options

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 3:33 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Future options for Yarrow Stadium will be presented early in the New Year, and the regional community will need to consider carefully what it wants and where funding will come from. More >>

Taranaki’s ‘practical environmentalism’ to the fore

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 6:58 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Educators, students, kaitiaki, grassroots volunteers, farmers, businesspeople, scientists and technical specialists are among the recipients of 14 Environmental Awards from the Taranaki Regional Council this evening (25 October 2018). The winners are all ... More >>

'Check Clean Dry' reminder to anglers

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:09 am | Taranaki Regional Council

The region’s anglers are being urged to protect their patch as they head out to their favourite fishing haunts this spring. Inadvertently moving algae, fish and aquatic plants between waterways not only puts the environment at risk, but also ... More >>

What New Plymouth rats like best

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:24 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Urban trappers are luring New Plymouth rats with a range of tempting flavours, from peanut butter to avocado, macadamia butter and pineapple lumps. More >>

Region in a League of Its Own

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:12 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Outstanding developments during the 2017/2018 year helped to put the region in a league of its own, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod. More >>

Bus users to get treat for car-free day

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 9:39 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Taranaki public transport users are in for a treat, with free bus travel on 21 and 22 September to mark World Car-Free Day. “It’s an ideal opportunity to reward our regular passengers and to encourage more people to give the buses a go,” says ... More >>

Investigation Puts Focus on Two Streams

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:36 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Eels in two South Taranaki streams have been found to have elevated levels of chemicals associated with firefighting foam – the only finding of note in a wide-ranging regional investigation into any such contamination. The potential long-term effects ... More >>

Get in quick with environmental nominations

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:12 am | Taranaki Regional Council

What do schoolchildren, farmers, major corporates, marae-focused educators, volunteers and small enterprises have in common? More >>

TRC meetings bulletin

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1:45 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

TRC meetings bulletin July 2018 Items of interest from today’s meetings of the Council’s two key committees, Consents & Regulatory, and Policy & Planning: Water-quality improvements not slowing down The rate and extent of Taranaki’s improvements ... More >>

Region still riding wave of water-quality gains

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1:30 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

The rate and extent of Taranaki’s improvements in freshwater ecological health are defying assumptions – even among those working to make our waterways healthier. More >>

Farmers’ Fines Highlight Duty of Care

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:30 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Statement by Fred McLay, Director-Resource Management, Taranaki Regional Council The importance of having an appropriate farm dairy effluent disposal systems which is regularly checked and maintained was highlighted in the Environment Court in New ... More >>

Environmental champions, please step forward

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 12:59 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

Nominations have opened for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which recognise efforts to protect and enhance the environment – at any scale from neighbourhood to regional. More >>

Statement on behalf of Taranaki Stadium Trust

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:22 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

A safety-first approach is behind the decision to make Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth unavailable as the Mitre 10 Cup home base for the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls in 2018. More >>

Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:54 am | Taranaki Regional Council

A large-scale predator project, the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, was launched in Taranaki today (Wednesday 30 May), supported by more than $11 million from the Government. More >>

Early Birds Catch the Planting Bug

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:50 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

This week they’ve picked up the 300-plus native plants they need to complete riparian protection along the almost 3km of streambank on their 58ha Okato property. This gets them to the finish line well ahead of the 2020 deadline looming for farmers ... More >>

Finding a Win-Win in the Waitōtara Hillcountry

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:22 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Roger Pearce is confident he’s hit on a good formula that allows him to make a successful living in the eastern Taranaki hillcountry without bringing down nature’s wrath on himself, or indeed on communities and farms all the way down to the sea. More >>