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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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New weed guide a must-have for locals

Leigh Honnor Janet Hunt Feb 2022 Weedbusters booklet 3

Wed 06 Apr 2022

A free guide to Taranaki weeds is being called a must-have for local gardeners or anyone who’s ever had a “weed-shaped hole” to fill.

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Seeking Taranaki's biodiversity gems

Kelsi wetlands v2

Wed 09 Mar 2022

Is there a special piece of native bush on your property? A place where the tūī and kererū hang out or a home to distinctive plants, fungi, flowers or insects? If there is, keep reading. Because it might be even more special than you think.

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Wetlands home to precious native species

Alice and the dragonfly web

Fri 11 Feb 2022

Swamps, marshes and bogs may not be glamorous but for some of our most unique native species they’re the perfect home.

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Work starts to replace roof for Yarrow Stadium’s West Stand

View from Yarrow Stadium's West Stand

Thu 10 Feb 2022 8:30am

The redevelopment of Taranaki’s iconic Yarrow Stadium achieved another significant milestone as work gets underway to replace the roof on the West Stand.

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$48,750 dust fine highlights landowner duties

Courtroom Blockimage

Tue 08 Feb 2022

A $48,750 fine imposed on a Taranaki property developer is a reminder that all landowners have environmental responsibilities, even if their land lies vacant and unused.

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Localised flooding expected throughout Taranaki

Rainfall symbol

Sun 06 Feb 2022

The Taranaki Regional Council is monitoring rainfall and river flows throughout the region. There has been a period of sustained heavy rain yesterday and overnight. Rain is forecast to continue until early afternoon today.

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Wetlands are unsung heroes of environmental protection

Wetland Awatuna

Wed 02 Feb 2022 9:00am

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness on the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

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Turtle discovery sparks plea to pet owners

Mangati turtle 2022 web

Tue 18 Jan 2022

A weathered old red-eared slider turtle found on a Bell Block walkway last week is believed to have been on the run for at least a year, possibly a lot longer.

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