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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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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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Building a better future

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Tue 15 May 2018

The region’s course for the next decade has been laid out in a way that the Taranaki Regional Council says will ensure prudent management of resources even as bold new ambitions are confidently embraced.

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Farmers, truckers urged to keep it clean

Stock truck

Mon 14 May 2018

Farmers are being reminded of the need to prepare stock properly for transportation to new properties as the dairy season draws to an end.

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Freshwater studies point to improvements

Freshwater quality in Taranaki.

Tue 24 Apr 2018

New scientific studies of data from Taranaki and nationwide have concluded that freshwater quality is better than many probably believe – and this region in particular has been taking effective steps to achieve improvements.

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Don't spread unwanted freshwater pests this hunting season

Check Clean Dry

Mon 23 Apr 2018

With duck shooting season starting on Saturday 5 May, Taranaki hunters are being reminded it’s vital to clean their equipment between waterways to avoid the spread of unwanted freshwater pests including the invasive alga didymo.

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Tool for tree planting potential on Taranaki farms

Tree planting in the Taranaki hillcountry.

Fri 06 Apr 2018

From the office of Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development:

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Taranaki threatened by 11 pest plants and possums

Ginger Control

Tue 06 Mar 2018

Taranaki landowners and occupiers are required to destroy 11 pest plants and possums, threatening Taranaki’s native flora and fauna, economy and legendary lifestyle.

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Future Taranaki builds on strengths

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Mon 05 Mar 2018

Public consultation is starting on two exciting, new projects embracing Taranaki’s tourism and environmental opportunities, proposed by Taranaki Regional Council and underpinned by business as planned.

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