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Region in a league of its own

Annunal Report 2017-2018 cover

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Outstanding developments during the 2017/2018 year helped to put the region in a league of its own, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod.

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Restore Kaitake unites community of trappers

morepork web resized

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Pete Morgan is one of the lucky ones. Lucky enough to live in a spot, in Taranaki, where there’s native birds in his backyard every day.

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Ecologist helps lead Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

Toby Shanley sets predator trap.

Mon 03 Sep 2018

Hundreds of urban trappers lining up to help restore New Plymouth's biodiversity have attracted a talented Taranaki ecologist to help lead Towards Predator-Free Taranaki.

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Investigation puts focus on two streams

Taranaki Regional Council

Wed 08 Aug 2018

Eels in two South Taranaki streams have been found to have elevated levels of chemicals associated with firefighting foam – the only finding of note in a wide-ranging regional investigation into any such contamination.

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Get in quick with environmental nominations

Environmental Awards

Wed 01 Aug 2018

What do schoolchildren, farmers, major corporates, marae-focused educators, volunteers and small enterprises have in common?

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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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