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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Nominations open for region's Environmental Awards

TRC Environmental Awards 2021

Mon 26 Jul 2021

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.

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Flood barrier test to close Waitara Town Bridge

Waitara Town Bridge flood barrier

Mon 19 Jul 2021

Waitara Town Bridge will be closed to traffic and pedestrians on Wednesday (21 July) from 9.30am to 11am while a new flood barrier is tested.

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Community to have say on representation

Taranaki Regional Council building

Tue 29 Jun 2021

Taranaki Regional Council is proposing to remain at 11 elected members, comprising 10 general constituency councillors and one Māori constituency councillor.

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Rogue waste disposal receives total fine of $105,000

legal gavel v3

Fri 18 Jun 2021 3:30pm

The director and shareholders of Offshore Plumbing Services Limited were fined a total of $105,000 for illegal disposal of waste from demolition of the New Plymouth airport terminal.

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Message clear: Get on with SH3 Bell Block-Waitara safety project

Regional Transport Committee

Wed 02 Jun 2021

Taranaki speaks with one voice in seeking urgent action on long-awaited safety improvements on the Bell Block-Waitara corridor, says the head of the Regional Transport Committee.

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A million plants to transform Taranaki farms

Riparian Jeremy Moa

Fri 28 May 2021

A million native plants have been distributed to Taranaki farmers, continuing a remarkable transformation of the region’s landscape.

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Remediation NZ Ltd resource consent application declined

Taranaki Regional Council

Wed 26 May 2021

The Hearing Panel has declined the application by Remediation NZ for resource consents allowing discharges of contaminants to land, to water and to air.

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High hopes of new grey-faced petrel colony

Grey-faced petrel Oakura May 2021

Thu 20 May 2021

Grey-faced petrels have been spotted around Oākura, sparking excitement a new breeding colony may be becoming established among the coastal cliffs.

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