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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Trapper Nancy protects Merrilands biodiversity

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Protecting her roses from possums sparked Nancy Gordon’s passion for backyard trapping at her New Plymouth home over forty years ago.

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Think like a rat - trapping advice

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Fri 12 Oct 2018

When putting out your trap – think like a rat!
That's the trapping advice from Josh La Franchie, one of New Plymouth district's most committed and youngest urban trappers.

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'Check Clean Dry' reminder to anglers

Check Clean Dry

Mon 01 Oct 2018

The region’s anglers are being urged to protect their patch as they head out to their favourite fishing haunts this spring.

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What New Plymouth rats like best

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Thu 20 Sep 2018

Urban trappers are luring New Plymouth rats with a range of tempting flavours, from peanut butter to avocado, macadamia butter and pineapple lumps.

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Region in a league of its own

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Tue 18 Sep 2018

Outstanding developments during the 2017/2018 year helped to put the region in a league of its own, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod.

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Restore Kaitake unites community of trappers

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Tue 18 Sep 2018

Pete Morgan is one of the lucky ones. Lucky enough to live in a spot, in Taranaki, where there’s native birds in his backyard every day.

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Ecologist helps lead Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

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Mon 03 Sep 2018

Hundreds of urban trappers lining up to help restore New Plymouth's biodiversity have attracted a talented Taranaki ecologist to help lead Towards Predator-Free Taranaki.

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Investigation puts focus on two streams

Taranaki Regional Council

Wed 08 Aug 2018

Eels in two South Taranaki streams have been found to have elevated levels of chemicals associated with firefighting foam – the only finding of note in a wide-ranging regional investigation into any such contamination.

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