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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Grandmother becomes urban trapper

TPFT Tricia Thompson May 2018 3 web

Wed 13 Jun 2018

A New Plymouth grandmother who traps rats and possums in her backyard, says it’s the best decision she’s made to protect biodiversity, and is urging others to follow suit.

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Statement on behalf of Taranaki Stadium Trust

Taranaki Stadium Trust

Wed 06 Jun 2018


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Taranaki tackles predator-free challenge

Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki

Wed 30 May 2018

A large-scale predator project, the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, was launched in Taranaki today (Wednesday 30 May), supported by more than $11 million from the Government.

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Early birds catch the planting bug

Di and Rob Bridgeman

Wed 23 May 2018

Dairy farmers know early starts well. Rob and Di Bridgeman are also early finishers.

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Finding a win-win in the Waitōtara hillcountry

Roger Pearce

Thu 17 May 2018

Roger Pearce is confident he’s hit on a good formula that allows him to make a successful living in the eastern Taranaki hillcountry without bringing down nature’s wrath on himself, or indeed on communities and farms all the way down to the sea.

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Building a better future

Long-Term Plan cover

Tue 15 May 2018

The region’s course for the next decade has been laid out in a way that the Taranaki Regional Council says will ensure prudent management of resources even as bold new ambitions are confidently embraced.

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Farmers, truckers urged to keep it clean

Stock truck

Mon 14 May 2018

Farmers are being reminded of the need to prepare stock properly for transportation to new properties as the dairy season draws to an end.

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Freshwater studies point to improvements

Freshwater quality in Taranaki.

Tue 24 Apr 2018

New scientific studies of data from Taranaki and nationwide have concluded that freshwater quality is better than many probably believe – and this region in particular has been taking effective steps to achieve improvements.

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