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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Grandmother buys 12 rat traps for Christmas presents

rat trap under christmas tree TPFT pop up shop

Thu 13 Dec 2018

A Taranaki grandmother who bought 12 rat-traps for her mokopuna says she wants them to give the koha back to taio (the environment) this Christmas.

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Pest plants coming into bloom

Giant gunnera

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Taranaki is seeing an early-summer bumper crop of a plant species that’s among the most unwelcome in the region.

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Be informed before taking the plunge

Taranaki waterway

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Taranaki people wondering where best to take a dip over summer can check the Taranaki Regional Council’s online maps showing latest water-quality monitoring results.

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Holiday hours

Season's Greetings

Tue 11 Dec 2018

The Taranaki Regional Council wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season. The Council office will close at the end of business on Christmas Eve and reopen at 8am on Thursday, 3 January, 2019.

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New Plymouth pop-up shop sells Christmas gift of biodiversity

Give the gift of Biodiversity website image

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Give the gift of biodiversity this Christmas – get a $10 rat-trap and box from a New Plymouth pop-up shop.

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Mt Messenger news makes Christmas merrier

Mt Messenger bypass final route

Mon 10 Dec 2018

The independent commissioner’s thumbs-up for Mt Messenger bypass resource consents is the best Christmas present Taranaki’s had for years, says the region’s key transport planning group.

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SH3 Waitara safety boost welcomed

Regional Transport Committee

Tue 20 Nov 2018

The Government’s announcement of a $29 million project to improve the safety of SH3 between Bell Block and Waitara will ease the fears and frustrations of highway users, says Taranaki Regional Transport Committee Chairman Craig Williamson.

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Taranaki webs the surf

Taranaki surfer

Thu 15 Nov 2018

The ‘surfing the web’ cliché has been turned on its head in Taranaki, where surfers can now go online to suss out current conditions at their favourite breaks – even before they get out of bed.

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