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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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$5 million boost for Transforming Taranaki scheme

Taranaki riparian planting - Puneho stream

Mon 06 Jul 2020

A $5 million Government funding boost will accelerate completion of the Transforming Taranaki riparian management programme, following more than 25 years of fencing and planting of waterways by Taranaki farmers.

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New Chief Executive for TRC

Steve Ruru

Fri 03 Jul 2020

The Taranaki Regional Council has appointed Steve Ruru as its new Chief Executive.

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Council farewells 'extraordinary' Chief Executive

Basil Chamberlain

Tue 30 Jun 2020

New Zealand’s longest-serving local body chief was farewelled into retirement today, lauded for his ‘extraordinary’ contribution to the Taranaki community.

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Taranaki farmers set native plant record

Lepperton riparian plants 2020

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Almost 600,000 native plants have been distributed to farmers over the past five days as part of Taranaki’s Riparian Management Programme – a record number for the scheme that’s having a huge impact on the region’s water quality and landscape.

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Company pleads guilty to charges relating to tallow spill

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Fri 12 Jun 2020

On September 5 and 6, 2019 Graincorp Liquid Terminals NZ Ltd was responsible for the uncontrolled discharge of tallow from its terminal at Port Taranaki.

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Waitara students embrace sustainable projects


Thu 11 Jun 2020

At Waitara High School, there’s something special going on. From vegetable gardens to chicken runs, fruit and nut trees to freshly-baked bread, students are quietly creating sustainability projects with the goal of giving back.

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Taranaki voice heeded in new freshwater measures

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Fri 29 May 2020

The Government’s revised stance on freshwater regulation validates the serious concerns raised in this region and elsewhere about its original proposals, says Taranaki Regional Council Chair David MacLeod.

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Freshwater changes welcomed but more work to be done

Riparian planting in Taranaki

Fri 29 May 2020

Key changes have improved national freshwater policies however challenging details remain to be worked through, says Taranaki Regional Council Chief Executive Basil Chamberlain.

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