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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Sewage spill fines put spotlight on infrastructure and procedures

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Fines totalling $179,000 over a major sewage spill in Bell Block show how important it is for basic community infrastructure to be fully fit for purpose, with operators able to respond efficiently and effectively to any malfunctions, the TRC says.

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Tallow spill message: Don't gamble with environment

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Today’s $84,000 fine over a tallow spill demonstrates to all businesses that lapses in paperwork and procedures can have significant environmental and financial impacts, the Taranaki Regional Council says.

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Council to consult on Māori representation

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Taranaki Regional Council is to seek the community’s views on creating a Māori constituency for the 2022 local authority elections.

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Mustelids added to Taranaki pest plan

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Stoats, ferrets and weasels have officially been declared ‘pests’ in Taranaki and a new rule introduced to control them, in a move to protect the region’s investment in restoring native biodiversity.

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2020 a big year for Taranaki Enviroschools

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Thu 28 Jan 2021

Drawing from the momentum of Venture Taranaki the Enviroschools Taranaki team were able to support the continuation of a community approach to learning and actions that embraced community needs, benefited people and benefited the environment through 2020.

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Unique butterfly released in Taranaki: Have you seen one?


Fri 15 Jan 2021

A beautiful butterfly has arrived in Taranaki but don’t be fooled by its good looks - it has a very important job to do.

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Bugs, birds and gardens - lockdown ideas for all the family

Backyard Biodiversity

Fri 03 Apr 2020

If you thought staying at home was boring, you’ve got a whole new world waiting to be discovered.

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'Perfect timing' as Waitara River gets thorough check-up


Mon 20 Jan 2020

The Waitara River is set to gain extra benefits from a national pilot study focused on the best ways to assess any microbiological health risks to freshwater swimmers.

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