Time to celebrate our environmental heroes

Nominations are open for the 2014 Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which will be presented in November.

Awards will be made in five categories and nominations close at the end of August. Click on the link to find out more about the awards, and how you can make a nomination.

2014 Environmental Awards

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Roof project to keep stadium in major league

Yarrow Stadium’s two grandstands are to get additional roof cover to avert further problems with wind damage and leaks.

United front on yellow bristle grass

Key agencies and organisations in Taranaki are pooling their efforts to confront the threat to agriculture posed by yellow bristle grass (YBG).

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Dairy farm effluent

To discharge farm dairy effluent to land, resource consent conditions now require the installation of adequate storage for farm dairy effluent, with the system design and storage volume determined by a suitably qualified person.

Hydraulic fracturing reports

Council reports and other information relating to hydraulic fracturing in Taranaki.

Water metering requirements

Government regulations are being phased in for measuring and reporting consented water takes. Water abstraction records from some consent holders are due by 31 July.

Council jobs

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United front on yellow bristle grass

Key agencies and organisations in Taranaki are pooling their efforts to confront the threat to agriculture posed by yellow bristle grass (YBG).

Nominations sought for region's Environmental Awards

Taranaki’s flagship Environmental Awards are back for 2014 and nominations close at the end of August.

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Dairy farm effluent

To discharge farm dairy effluent to land, resource consent conditions now require the installation of adequate storage for farm dairy effluent, with the system design and storage volume determined by a suitably qualified person.

Emergency preparedness on the farm

Is your farm prepared to survive for at least five days in an emergency? You may need to be self-reliant for some time. Read our advice on steps you can take to be prepared.

Water metering requirements

New Government requirements are being phased in for measuring and reporting consented water takes.

Yellow Bristle Grass

Read about the problems caused by yellow bristle grass, and download an easy-to-read guide to identification and control methods.

Pest plants

Information on Taranaki's pest plants and the responsibilities of land owners

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Nominations sought for region's Environmental Awards

Taranaki’s flagship Environmental Awards are back for 2014 and nominations close at the end of August.

Message to Wellington

Wellington is getting a strong and clear message from Taranaki as campaigning begins in the lead-up to the General Elections on 20 September.

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Water metering requirements

New Government requirements are being phased in for measuring and reporting consented water takes.

Spillage Contingency Plan guidelines

Many resource consent holders are required to have a spillage contingency plan as part of their consent conditions. These guidelines will help you develop a plan.

Stormwater Management Plan template

This template aims to make it easier for businesses to take steps to reduce their environmental impact. It is in Word format and can be adapted to suit the scale of any enterprise.

Do you need a resource consent?

All the information on when and why you need a resource consent

Resource consent application forms

Downloadable application forms for those wanting to apply for, change, transfer, surrender or make submissions on resource consents

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United front on yellow bristle grass

Key agencies and organisations in Taranaki are pooling their efforts to confront the threat to agriculture posed by yellow bristle grass (YBG).

Nominations sought for region's Environmental Awards

Taranaki’s flagship Environmental Awards are back for 2014 and nominations close at the end of August.

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Waitara shellfish tests

Background information on the human norovirus found in some shellfish samples from reefs off Waitara

Kaimoana survey guidelines

These guidelines provide hapu and iwi with information and a suggested process for undertaking a survey of kaimoana resources. The guidelines were prepared by Otaraua Hapu.

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Nominations sought for region's Environmental Awards

Taranaki’s flagship Environmental Awards are back for 2014 and nominations close at the end of August.

Sucessful year for region and Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today reported on a successful 2012/2013 year, saying the region’s environment and economy are both in relatively good shape.

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Schools newsletter

Our latest Schools in the Environment (SITE) newsletter is now available online

Schools in action

A pictorial round-up of our Education Officer's recent work with schools.

Study units for teachers

Download one of our useful study units for teachers. They cover a range of environmental and Civil Defence topics

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Roof project to keep stadium in major league

Yarrow Stadium’s two grandstands are to get additional roof cover to avert further problems with wind damage and leaks.

United front on yellow bristle grass

Key agencies and organisations in Taranaki are pooling their efforts to confront the threat to agriculture posed by yellow bristle grass (YBG).

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Your environment online

Find out what and when we monitor and how you can access the data in real time. There are also handy links to Taranaki webcams and other useful sites.

Check, clean, dry

You can help to keep didymo ("rock snot") out of Taranaki waterways by taking some simple steps

Port Taranaki navigation and safety bylaws

These cover Port Taranaki and its approaches, including Ngamotu Beach. A must-read for boaties, jetskiers and swimmers

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Roof project to keep stadium in major league

Yarrow Stadium’s two grandstands are to get additional roof cover to avert further problems with wind damage and leaks.

United front on yellow bristle grass

Key agencies and organisations in Taranaki are pooling their efforts to confront the threat to agriculture posed by yellow bristle grass (YBG).

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Council meetings

Dates for meetings of the Council and its committees, plus agendas and minutes when they are available

News releases

The latest Taranaki Regional Council media releases, and an archive of earlier releases

Environmental Monitoring

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

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Dawson Falls

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Kapoaiaia at Kahui Hut

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

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Kotare at OSullivans

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Mangaehu at Bridge

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Manganui at Everett Park

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Mangati at SH3

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

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Motunui M39 at Weston W3

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Ngutuwera

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

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Omahine at Moana Trig

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Omaru at Charlies

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Max gust speed: 26.6 km/h

Wind direction: 155 °

Wind speed: 18.3 km/h

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Ngutuwera

Max gust speed: 18.7 km/h

Wind direction: 39 °

Wind speed: 9.5 km/h

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Stratford (Patea River)

Max gust speed: 20.2 km/h

Wind direction: 3 °

Wind speed: 11.3 km/h

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

Max gust speed: 23 km/h

Wind direction: 36 °

Wind speed: 11.8 km/h

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Wastewater Treatment Plant N.P

Max gust speed: 15.2 km/h

Wind direction: 68 °

Wind speed: 9.2 km/h

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Brooklands Zoo at New Plymouth

Air temperature: 17.6 °C

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Hillsborough

Air temperature: 15.85 °C

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Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds

Air temperature: 13.25 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Air temperature: 14.31 °C

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Mangati at SH3

Air temperature: 16.7 °C

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Mangorei at Reservoir N.P

Air temperature: 15.96 °C

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North Egmont at Visitors Centre

Air temperature: 12.76 °C

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Patea at Bore 3

Air temperature: 13.31 °C

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Stratford (Patea River)

Air temperature: 14.25 °C

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Tawhiti at Duffys

Air temperature: 14.35 °C

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Kaikura below 7346

River level: 0.33 m

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

River flow: 0.38 m3/sec

River level: 0.6 m

Water temperature: 11.7 °C

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Kapuni at Normanby Rd

River flow: 1.03 m3/sec

River level: 0.69 m

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

River flow: 1.97 m3/sec

River level: 0.79 m

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Mangaehu at Bridge

River flow: 4.82 m3/sec

River level: 1.05 m

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Manganui at Everett Park

River flow: 5.11 m3/sec

River level: 0.52 m

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Manganui at SH3 Midhirst

River flow: 0.79 m3/sec

River level: 1.25 m

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Mangaone 3 at Katere Rd

River flow: 0.18 m3/sec

River level: 0.85 m

Water temperature: 11.64 °C

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Mangaoraka at Corbett Rd

River flow: 0.74 m3/sec

River level: 0.81 m

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Mangati at SH3

River flow: 0.06 m3/sec

River level: 0.37 m

Water temperature: 11.39 °C

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Mangawheroiti Above Intake W.W

River flow: 0.3 m3/sec

River level: 0.15 m

Water temperature: 7.53 °C

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Mangorei at Pipebridge

River flow: 0.62 m3/sec

River level: 0.69 m

Water temperature: 10.49 °C

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Ngatoro at SH3

River flow: 0.4 m3/sec

River level: 0.67 m

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Patea at McColls Bridge

River flow: 25.12 m3/sec

River level: 1.13 m

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Patea at Skinner Rd

River flow: 2.07 m3/sec

River level: 0.98 m

Water temperature: 9.19 °C

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Punehu at Pihama

River flow: 0.55 m3/sec

River level: 0.31 m

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Stony at Mangatete Bridge

River level: 1.41 m

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Tawhiti at Duffys

River flow: 0.82 m3/sec

River level: 0.64 m

Water temperature: 11.21 °C

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Tawhiti below Meat Plant

River flow: 0.92 m3/sec

River level: 0.39 m

Water temperature: 10.86 °C

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Timaru at Tataraimaka

River flow: 0.77 m3/sec

River level: 0.73 m

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Waiau 2 above resource consent 7372

River level: 0.57 m

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Waingongoro at Eltham Rd

River flow: 1.55 m3/sec

River level: 1.07 m

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Waingongoro at SH45

River flow: 5.92 m3/sec

River level: 0.8 m

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Waiongana at SH3a

River flow: 0.79 m3/sec

River level: 1.27 m

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Waitara at Bertrand Rd

River flow: 12.65 m3/sec

River level: 1.23 m

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Waitara at Purangi Bridge

River flow: 2.29 m3/sec

River level: 1.93 m

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Waitara at Tarata

River flow: 14.03 m3/sec

River level: 2.39 m

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

River level: 0.61 m

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Waiwhakaiho at Egmont Village

River flow: 2.26 m3/sec

River level: 0.78 m

Water temperature: 9.72 °C

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Waiwhakaiho at Rimu St

River flow: 4.29 m3/sec

River level: 0.97 m

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Whenuakura at Nicholson Rd

River flow: 3.7 m3/sec

River level: 0.91 m

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Hillsborough

Soil moisture: 24.31 %

Soil temperature: 10 °C

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Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse

Soil moisture: 22.76 %

Soil temperature: 9.94 °C

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Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd

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Motunui M39 at Weston W3

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Patea at Bore 3

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Pohokura Saddle

Soil moisture: 37.17 %

Soil temperature: 9.16 °C

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Taungatara at Eltham Rd

Soil moisture: 36.9 %

Soil temperature: 9 °C

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Uriti at Kaka Rd

Soil moisture: 40.71 %

Soil temperature: 9.15 °C

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Waitotara at Rimunui Station

Soil moisture: 20.79 %

Soil temperature: 10.1 °C

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Kaupokonui River

E. coli: 93 nos/100ml

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Lake Opunake

E. coli: 38 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Ratapiko

E. coli: 25 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Lake Rotokare

E. coli: 7 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 920 cells/1ml

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Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 31 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 31 cells/1ml

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Manganui at Everett Park

E. coli: 150 nos/100ml

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Manganui River

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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Oakura River

E. coli: 28 nos/100ml

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Patea River

E. coli: 350 nos/100ml

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Patea River at Patea Boat Ramp

E. coli: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Te Henui Stream at mouth

E. coli: 250 nos/100ml

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Timaru Stream

E. coli: 120 nos/100ml

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Urenui River

E. coli: 3 nos/100ml

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Waimoku Stream

E. coli: 780 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River

E. coli: 66 nos/100ml

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Waingongoro River - Eltham

E. coli: 320 nos/100ml

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Waitara River at Town Wharf

E. coli: 13 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Lake Rotomanu

E. coli: 1800 nos/100ml

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Waiwhakaiho River at Merrilands Domain

E. coli: 45 nos/100ml

Cyanobacteria: 0 cells/1ml

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Back Beach

Enterococci: 140 nos/100ml

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Bell Block Beach

Enterococci: 86 nos/100ml

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East End Beach

Enterococci: 4 nos/100ml

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Fitzroy Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Ngamotu Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Oakura Beach, camp ground

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Oakura Beach, surf lifesaving club

Enterococci: 64 nos/100ml

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Ohawe Beach

Enterococci: 3 nos/100ml

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Onaero Bay

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Opunake Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Waitara East Beach

Enterococci: 1.2 nos/100ml

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Waitara West Beach

Enterococci: 11 nos/100ml

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