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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Stronger protection for the Taranaki coast

Interim Coastal Plan

Wed 03 Nov 2021

Important environmental, cultural and recreational features of the Taranaki coastline are now under greater protection as the region’s new coastal planning framework starts to take effect.

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More certainty for swimmers as monitoring changes

Meeting of the Waters near New Plymouth

Tue 02 Nov 2021

More certainty over water quality at popular Taranaki swimming spots is set to emerge from a new-look sampling and testing programme that’s getting underway for the summer.  

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Spring the perfect time to check for weeds

Steve OMB

Fri 29 Oct 2021

At the Council, we're often asked what the difference is between a weed and a pest plant – and what we’re doing about them.  

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New bus service to connect Taranaki industry

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Fri 01 Oct 2021

Taranaki Regional Council and Dialog Fitzroy have joined forces to launch a bus service for workers travelling between some of the region’s biggest industrial sites.

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Kaitake farmland a possum-free zone

The possum.

Mon 27 Sep 2021

It’s been five months since a possum was detected across almost 1000 hectares of Kaitake farmland.

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Free bus travel for Covid-19 vaccination appointments

Citylink buses in New Plymouth

Fri 24 Sep 2021

Taranaki residents can get a free bus ride to and from their Covid-19 vaccination appointments from this Monday.

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Council confirms 2022 representation arrangements

Taranaki Regional Council

Tue 21 Sep 2021

There will be 11 councillors elected to the Taranaki Regional Council next year, including one representing a region-wide Māori constituency.

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TRC stays on target amid changes and disruptions

Taranaki Regional Council

Tue 21 Sep 2021

The Taranaki Regional Council achieved most of its targets for the financial year to 30 June, in the face of the continuing roll-out of profound changes driven by central Government as well as lingering disruptions from COVID-19.

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