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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Farmers chew the fat in the hillcountry

Field Day 1 Block

Mon 27 Feb 2017

“Everyone’s winning on a day like this,” says Huiroa hillcountry farmer Campbell McCowan.

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Biodiversity angels get wind beneath wings


Mon 20 Feb 2017

Taranaki people and organisations doing their bit for Mother Nature can put their hands up for assistance from a dedicated fund.

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Minimal change proposed for Taranaki regional rate


Mon 20 Feb 2017

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a Draft Annual Plan that foreshadows a 1% rise in general rates for the 2017-2018 financial year.

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Field Day to show benefits of targeted land use

Peter ands Niels Hansen Block

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Like all hillcountry farmers, Peter and Niels Hansen have dozens of projects needing their time and money, so when the Taranaki Regional Council offered funding and incentives they jumped at them.

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Vital role of wetlands highlighted


Tue 07 Feb 2017

The vital role of wetlands will be highlighted during a public field day on Sunday (12 Feb) at what’s regarded as an ecological gem on New Plymouth’s doorstep.

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Waterway monitoring shows more improvements


Tue 31 Jan 2017

The ecological health of Taranaki’s waterways continues to improve, building further on strong gains in recent years, the Taranaki Regional Council’s latest monitoring results show.

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Budding scientists test the water

Highlands freshwater stream study Block

Tue 20 Dec 2016

Students love interacting with the environment, says Kevin Archer, and he should know – he’s been teaching for 45 years.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Mon 19 Dec 2016

The Taranaki Regional Council wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season.

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