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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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New trapping technology for rural New Plymouth

good nature traps send notification to mobile devices when they have a catch

Tue 18 Dec 2018

New trapping technology is helping the large-scale removal of stoats, ferrets and weasels in rural New Plymouth – the first step in a large scale rural operation that will be a New Zealand first.

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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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