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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Beware of sea lice and other biting ocean critters

Sea lice 3 Credit Rachael Peart

Tue 31 Jan 2023 9:00pm

Beach-goers heading to cool off in the sea this summer are being warned to act quickly if they are nipped by sea lice and other miniscule ocean critters.

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$2.5m for Zero Possum project

stony river

Wed 25 Jan 2023

Towards Predator-Free Taranaki has received $2.5 million to more than double the size of its possum eradication zone.

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High-definition aerial laser survey of Taranaki completed

Taranaki high resolution 3D map website

Wed 21 Dec 2022 2:00pm

Taranaki has just completed a high-tech aerial laser survey creating an exact 3-D map of the surface of the entire region.

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Holiday hours and contact details

Season's Greetings

Mon 19 Dec 2022

Taranaki Regional Council wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season. The Council office will be closed all day Thursday, 22 December then from 1pm on Friday, 23 December until 8am on Monday, 9 January 2023.

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Small Taranaki school making big impact on environment

Image 1 Waitoriki tamariki planting in school paddock

Wed 14 Dec 2022

Waitoriki School in Inglewood is passionate about connecting with their place and community.

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Simple rules can keep you safe this summer, says Harbour Master

Port Taranaki and Marina

Fri 25 Nov 2022 1:00pm

Summer is a great time to head out to fish for kai or just enjoy the fantastic Taranaki coastline but boaties and kayakers need to remember some simple rules to keep them and their whānau safe, says Harbour Master Tony Parr.

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Why it’s important you have a say on freshwater

Abby Matthews 1

Mon 21 Nov 2022 1:00pm

Freshwater is a taonga. It’s a precious resource and we need to make sure we protect and care for it.

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Taranaki environmental heroes honoured in annual awards

Sustainable Taranaki

Wed 16 Nov 2022 11:00am

Restoring the Waiwhakaiho River, zero waste gigs, wool water filters and stopping the decline in kiwi numbers are among the achievements of this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Award winners.

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