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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Turtle discovery sparks plea to pet owners

Mangati turtle 2022 web

Tue 18 Jan 2022

A weathered old red-eared slider turtle found on a Bell Block walkway last week is believed to have been on the run for at least a year, possibly a lot longer.

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Holiday hours and contact details

Season's Greetings

Tue 21 Dec 2021

The Taranaki Regional Council wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season. The Council office will be closed from the end of business on Christmas Eve until 8am on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

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Check, Clean, Dry to stop the spread of hornwort

Hornwort at L. Lupton Herengawe web

Tue 21 Dec 2021

Hornwort has been discovered in a third Taranaki lake, reinforcing calls to Check, Clean, Dry and stop the spread of pests before it’s too late.

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Smoke and dust not worth the hassle

Smoke and dust

Mon 20 Dec 2021

The onset of warmer, drier weather brings a greater chance of smoke and dust issues, and Taranaki businesses and households are urged to take care to avoid falling foul of environmental requirements.

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When good pets go wild: Biosecurity risks of escaped pets

Kawe the eastern water dragon web

Thu 16 Dec 2021

We all love a unique pet, but did you know some escaped pets pose a major threat to our native animals, plants and ecosystems?

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Free bus travel on offer this festive season

Citylink buses in New Plymouth

Wed 01 Dec 2021

 Taranaki buses will be free for the next three Saturdays, helping locals get their Christmas shopping done the easy way!

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Church pastor inspires members to get trapping

Mark and Steve web

Wed 01 Dec 2021

A New Plymouth pastor with a love of birdlife is inspiring his congregation to get involved in trapping.

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Environmental efforts good reason for celebration

TRC Environmental Awards 2021

Tue 23 Nov 2021

It’s more important than ever to celebrate the tremendous energy that many put into improving the region’s environment, says Taranaki Regional Council Chair David MacLeod.

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