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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Māori constituency consultation opens

Iwi Mount Taranaki Owae Marae

Mon 01 Mar 2021 9:00am

The Taranaki community is invited to have its say on whether the Taranaki Regional Council should create a Māori constituency for the 2022 local authority elections.

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Ammonia fish kill results in substantial fine

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Wed 24 Feb 2021

The total fine of $337,500 imposed on Silver Fern Farms is believed to be the largest on record and sends a very strong message that the community will not tolerate actions that damage or threaten waterways and the species in them, says the TRC.

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Sewage spill fines put spotlight on infrastructure and procedures

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Fines totalling $179,000 over a major sewage spill in Bell Block show how important it is for basic community infrastructure to be fully fit for purpose, with operators able to respond efficiently and effectively to any malfunctions, the TRC says.

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Tallow spill message: Don't gamble with environment

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Today’s $84,000 fine over a tallow spill demonstrates to all businesses that lapses in paperwork and procedures can have significant environmental and financial impacts, the Taranaki Regional Council says.

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Council to consult on Māori representation

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Taranaki Regional Council is to seek the community’s views on creating a Māori constituency for the 2022 local authority elections.

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Mustelids added to Taranaki pest plan

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Stoats, ferrets and weasels have officially been declared ‘pests’ in Taranaki and a new rule introduced to control them, in a move to protect the region’s investment in restoring native biodiversity.

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2020 a big year for Taranaki Enviroschools

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Thu 28 Jan 2021

Drawing from the momentum of Venture Taranaki the Enviroschools Taranaki team were able to support the continuation of a community approach to learning and actions that embraced community needs, benefited people and benefited the environment through 2020.

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Unique butterfly released in Taranaki: Have you seen one?

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Fri 15 Jan 2021

A beautiful butterfly has arrived in Taranaki but don’t be fooled by its good looks - it has a very important job to do.

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