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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Water monitoring underway at swimming spots

Swimming in the Waiwhakaiho - Freshwater

Wed 18 Nov 2020

Water quality monitoring at Taranaki’s favourite beaches, lakes and rivers got underway this week, with more sites than ever before under the microscope.

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Factsheets provide guidance for farmers

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Thu 05 Nov 2020

Excellent progress is being made on the implementation of the Government’s Essential Freshwater package in Taranaki however there is a lot of work ahead, says Taranaki Regional Council chief executive Steve Ruru.

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Award winners 'give Taranaki confidence'

TRC Environmental Awards 2020

Thu 29 Oct 2020

People can be confident about the future of the region when they look at the calibre of the winners of this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, says the Council Chair, David MacLeod.

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Hollard Gardens Family Corner becomes spray free

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Thu 08 Oct 2020

Hollard Gardens has introduced sawdust as a natural solution to control weeds in its popular children’s play area, eliminating the need to use potentially toxic sprays in this high use area.

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Backyard Biodiversity videos top of the pops

Backyard Biodiversity

Wed 07 Oct 2020

A national poll has given ‘top of the pops’ honours to a home-grown Taranaki video series encouraging families to engage with the environment during lockdown.

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Pukeiti's rainforest hut opens doors

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Fri 02 Oct 2020

Pukeiti is excited to announce the opening of its 12-bed Pīwakawaka Family Hut, giving families the chance to sleep above the treetops and wake up to birdsong.

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Pukeiti launches Tamariki Ara Hīkoi

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Fri 25 Sep 2020

Pukeiti has expanded its popular Kids Treehouse Trail activity into te reo Māori, just in time for the school holidays.

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TRC meets ‘extraordinary challenges’ of 2019/2020 year

Tue 22 Sep 2020

The year to July 31 brought unprecedented and extraordinary challenges but the Taranaki Regional Council emerged in good financial shape and with most operational targets achieved or exceeded, says Council Chair David MacLeod.

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