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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Clock ticking for environmental nominations

TRC Environmental Awards 2020

Wed 05 Aug 2020

What do schoolchildren, farmers, conservation groups and their volunteers, one-woman environmental campaigners, major corporates, small high-tech enterprises have in common?

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Fine for illegal river works sends strong message

Courtroom Blockimage

Tue 04 Aug 2020

A fine of $45,000 imposed by the Environment Court today sends a strong message to anyone carrying out river works without proper authorisation.

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'Fantastic' grant adds impetus to Yarrow Stadium project

Eager fans at Yarrow Stadium

Thu 23 Jul 2020 1:00pm

Today’s $20 million Government injection for Yarrow Stadium is great news for ratepayers and will allow the iconic venue to be back in operation as soon as possible, says the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Taranaki decline noted in new greenhouse gas stats

Less greenhouse gas in the Taranaki air

Thu 23 Jul 2020

It’s noteworthy that a new Stats NZ report out today puts Taranaki at the top of the table for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions between 2007 and 2018, says the Taranaki Regional Council’s Director-Environment Quality, Gary Bedford.

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Nominations sought for Environmental Awards

TRC Environmental Awards 2020

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Taranaki people have another opportunity to bring the region’s environmental achievers into the limelight, with nominations now open for the annual Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards.

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Mt Messenger agreement wins warm welcome

Mt Messenger bypass final route

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Ngāti Tama’s ‘yes’ vote on the multimillion-dollar Mt Messenger project has been warmly welcomed by the region’s key transport planning group.

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$5 million boost for Transforming Taranaki scheme

Taranaki riparian planting - Puneho stream

Mon 06 Jul 2020

A $5 million Government funding boost will accelerate completion of the Transforming Taranaki riparian management programme, following more than 25 years of fencing and planting of waterways by Taranaki farmers.

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New Chief Executive for TRC

Steve Ruru

Fri 03 Jul 2020

The Taranaki Regional Council has appointed Steve Ruru as its new Chief Executive.

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