Council news

The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Have you seen a rook?

rook website

Mon 15 Jan 2018

Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a large black bird threatening cropping and horticulture in Taranaki?

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Holiday hours and contact details

Season's Greetings

Thu 21 Dec 2017

The Taranaki Regional Council wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season. The Council office closes on Christmas Eve and reopens at 8am on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

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Be safe, have fun on the water

Port Taranaki speed restrictions

Wed 20 Dec 2017

With a cracker of a summer well under way, boaties are being reminded about the need to stay safe – particularly around Port Taranaki and its environs.

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Holiday swimming info just a click away

Coastal water sampling

Mon 18 Dec 2017

Holidaymakers can easily find out whether the water’s okay at the region’s popular freshwater and coastal swimming spots by checking the Taranaki Regional Council website,

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Port continues to be regional economic anchor-point

Port Taranaki.

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Port Taranaki remains a vital element in the regional economy despite ups and downs in its key freight commodities, a new economic assessment report shows.

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Web tools offer torrents of data on dry spell

TRC online data

Mon 11 Dec 2017

Improvements to the online presentation of Taranaki's rainfall and other environmental data are coming into their own in the current dry spell.

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Environmental winners 'earn region another shield'

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Thu 09 Nov 2017

The region deserves an ‘Environmental Ranfurly Shield’ for all the good work being done in the outdoors, says the Taranaki Regional Council Chairman, David MacLeod.

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Taranaki underwater


Tue 31 Oct 2017

Underwater footage is giving residents a rare glimpse of the abundant life and creatures in a key native ecosystem in north Taranaki.

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