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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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No room for possums in Oākura

website possum hunters Max and Andrea

Fri 21 Jun 2019

The goal of Oākura and the Kaitake area to be possum-free, the largest area in mainland New Zealand, is heading in the right direction thanks to the diligence of locals and experienced possum hunters.

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Waitara students' high-flying marine research

Seagrass monitoring at Orapa Reef

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Students from Waitara High School are carrying out leading-edge research on a meadow with a difference.

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'Environmental doers' sought for awards

Environmental Awards 2019

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Nominations have opened for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which celebrate efforts across all community sectors to protect and improve the environment.

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Help stamp out moth plant

Moth plant

Thu 13 Jun 2019

Taranaki people are being urged to be on the lookout for the pest ‘moth plant’ which is spreading throughout New Plymouth and warmer parts of Taranaki.

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Trap watch: measuring Taranaki

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Thu 06 Jun 2019

Taranaki’s native wildlife, predators and urban trappers are in the spotlight, with some species and trap catches under surveillance 24/7, providing live data.

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Oākura couple protect a piece of paradise

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Thu 06 Jun 2019

Oākura locals Clive Saleman and Libby Baker have seen first-hand what a predator-free environment looks like.

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Taranaki riparian programme a finalist in national excellence awards

Plants are distributed to Taranaki farmers for streamside planting

Wed 05 Jun 2019

Taranaki Regional Council’s Riparian Management Programme, a long-running and successful collaboration with local farmers, is a finalist in the 2019 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Excellence Awards.

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Region's farm investors, managers urged to heed hefty fines

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Wed 05 Jun 2019

Fines totalling $204,000 imposed by the Environment Court today send a strong message to anyone who has invested in dairy farms, as well as their operators/managers, says the Taranaki Regional Council.

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