These reports assess aspects of Taranaki's economic, civic and social well-being, particularly where these relate to the Council's own responsibilities.
Tapuae Roa - Make Way for Taranaki Action Plan
This action plan seeks to lead economic development in Taranaki with what it calls the “Four Futures”: Energy, feed. Maori economy and visitor sector. The Make Way for Taranaki project is a collaborative effort between the Taranaki Regional Council, New Plymouth District Council, South Taranaki District Council, Stratford District Council, Venture Taranaki, local business leaders, iwi and central government.Tapuae Roa - Make Way for Taranaki Action Plan April 2018 (6.7 MB pdf) (single document only)
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 (1.1 MB pdf) (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 (639 KB PDF) (single document only)
Economic impact of Port Taranaki
These reports highlight Port Taranaki's important role in the region. The latest was commissioned by the Taranaki Regional Council from Business and Economic Research Ltd (BERL) in 2017.Economic Impact of Port Taranaki 2017 (1.1 MB pdf) Earlier reports
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.