Regional priorities & economy

Council or Council-commissioned reports assess aspects of Taranaki's economic, civic and social well-being, particularly where these relate to the Council's own responsibilities.

Message to Wellington 2017

The Taranaki Mayoral Forum, comprising the Mayors of New Plymouth, Stratford and South Taranaki and the Taranaki Regional Council Chair, lay out the region's top priorities for action by the incoming Government after the general elections of September 2017.
The need to diversify. Taranaki’s economy remains strong, with the nation’s highest regional per-capita GDP. But our two key commodities, dairy and hydrocarbons, make us vulnerable to global variations. Tourism is emerging as a sound investment, particularly with Lonely Planet ranking Taranaki the second best region in the world to visit.
This document expains Taranaki's priorities for 2017. It is accompanied by a summary version published in community newspapers.

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Regional collaboration and shared council services in Taranaki

This document gives an overview of the shared services and collaboration between the Taranaki Regional Council and the New Plymouth, Stratford and South Taranaki District Councils. It was prepared by the Taranaki Mayoral Forum in 2015.

Regional collaboration and shared services (single document only)

Community investments in environmental improvements 2008-2014

Taranaki people and organisations made an annual environmental investment of $117 million a year from 2008 to 2014, according to this report by Business and Economic Research Ltd (BERL) commissioned by the Taranaki Regional Council.

Community investments in environmental improvements in Taranaki (single document only)

Economic impact of Port Taranaki

This report highlights Port Taranaki's important role in the region. It was commissioned by the Taranaki Regional Council from Business and Economic Research Ltd (BERL) in 2012.

Economic impact of Port Taranaki (single document only)