Hazards & protection

Risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery are key Council duties relating to hazards.

River & flood control

The region is protected with two multimillion-dollar flood control schemes, a number of smaller ones and a region-wide river level and flood monitoring and warning system operated ...
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Taranaki Civil Defence

The Council administers the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group, which is governed by the three District Mayors and the Regional Council Chair.
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Pollution responses

The Council responds 24/7 to environmental incidents to investigate, and clean up pollution and take enforcement action if necessary.
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Contaminated land

In Taranaki, the vast majority of sites investigated for potential contamination show no evidence of contamination.
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PFAS investigation

Chemicals from a category known as PFAS were formerly used as constituents of firefighting foam. PFAS contamination has been found in a number of regions, including Taranaki.
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