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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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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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Taking the sting out of wasps

Wasp German Vespula Block

Fri 16 Dec 2016

Last summer was a bumper season for wasps and the Taranaki Regional Council expects a repeat soon with the reappearance of warmer weather.

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Funding for hillcountry projects

Hillcountry Block

Mon 05 Dec 2016

Hillcountry farmers, summer is an excellent time to get retirement and reversion fencing projects underway – and Taranaki Regional Council can help with funding.

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Lessons reveal treasures of the sea

Rocky shore study Block

Sun 04 Dec 2016

A rocky shore study with Kevin Archer tends to transport children into a state of rapt enjoyment and the pupils from Marfell Community School are no exception.

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Weather ripe for riparian projects

Riparian planting 3 Block

Thu 01 Dec 2016

Summer is here and the weather is ideal for rural landowners to prepare for the next round of riparian planting and fencing on their farms or lifestyle blocks.

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Gunning for gunnera and ragwort

Pest plant Gunnera Block

Wed 30 Nov 2016

One has traditionally trumpeted its presence in gardens and the other lives in pastures, but giant gunnera and ragwort share a status – they’re prolific pests that must be destroyed.

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School on target for waste reduction

St Pius waste audit Block

Tue 15 Nov 2016

A waste audit at St Pius X School last month turned up 17.5kg of rubbish, but more than that, it carried enough weight to provoke change.

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Band together to banish woolly nightshade

Woolly nightshade block3. Pic Weedbusters

Fri 04 Nov 2016

A tall, pale, hairy invader is prevalent in Taranaki and you have the power to help evict it.

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