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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Native bird returns after 112 years

North Island Robin

Fri 12 Apr 2019

A tiny native bird, the toutouwai (North Island Robin), has returned to Pukeiti Garden for the first time in 112 years after intensive trapping has created a safe haven.

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Water fun becomes important survey topic

Fun at the swimming hole

Mon 08 Apr 2019

A major survey is under way to build a picture of where and how Taranaki people have fun and get their exercise at the region’s beaches, rivers and lakes.

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Volunteers needed to unite urban trappers

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Thu 04 Apr 2019

New Plymouth volunteers are sought to help unite urban trappers and take predator control to the next level as part of Towards Predator-Free Taranaki.

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A possum a day in Oākura

The possum.

Tue 02 Apr 2019

Oākura residents on a mission to eradicate possums from the town are helping catch a possum a day.

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GPS tracking collars on predators in rural Taranaki

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Thu 14 Mar 2019

GPS tracking collars on wild stoats in rural Taranaki may look cute, but they will provide vital information to help understand these notorious predators.

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Region on pathway to Stadium decision

Taranaki Regional Council

Tue 26 Feb 2019

The public’s views on potential fixes for Yarrow Stadium will be sought next month as the Taranaki Regional Council prepares to decide on a solution and get work under way.

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Community benefitting from Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

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Thu 14 Feb 2019

New Plymouth students and residents are already experiencing benefits from Towards Predator-Free Taranaki, as residents unite to support biodiversity by removing predators - the biggest project of its kind in New Zealand.

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'Perfect honeymoon' removing possums in a New Zealand-first

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Fri 25 Jan 2019

A new married couple are spending their honeymoon removing possums in New Zealand’s first large-scale possum eradication operation, as part of Towards Predator-Free Taranaki.

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