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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Region still riding wave of water-quality gains

Taranaki waterway

Tue 17 Jul 2018

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

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Farmers' fines highlight duty of care

Courtroom image

Tue 10 Jul 2018

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 Plymouth today (10 July 2018).

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Environmental champions, please step forward

Environmental Awards

Wed 27 Jun 2018

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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Grandmother becomes urban trapper

TPFT Tricia Thompson May 2018 3 web

Wed 13 Jun 2018

A New Plymouth grandmother who traps rats and possums in her backyard, says it’s the best decision she’s made to protect biodiversity, and is urging others to follow suit.

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Statement on behalf of Taranaki Stadium Trust

Taranaki Stadium Trust

Wed 06 Jun 2018


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Taranaki tackles predator-free challenge

Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki

Wed 30 May 2018

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.

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Early birds catch the planting bug

Di and Rob Bridgeman

Wed 23 May 2018

Dairy farmers know early starts well. Rob and Di Bridgeman are also early finishers.

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Finding a win-win in the Waitōtara hillcountry

Roger Pearce

Thu 17 May 2018

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.

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