Council news

The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Christmas-New Year hours

Season's Greetings

Mon 16 Dec 2019

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 Friday, 3 January, 2020.

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TRC investigates oil on beach at Oākura

Taranaki Regional Council

Wed 04 Dec 2019

Taranaki Regional Council officers are investigating to find the source of oil that has washed up at the southern end of Oākura Beach. They are also cleaning up the small amount of oil that has been found, and checking other locations.

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Bridge-blocker completes Waitara flood defences

Waitara Town Bridge flood barrier

Mon 25 Nov 2019

A new removable barrier is ready for use if extreme rainfall ever results in the Waitara River threatening to rise above the deck of the Town Bridge.

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Freshwater package needs major review, says TRC

Taranaki Regional Council

Tue 05 Nov 2019

Taranaki Regional Council has raised major concerns over the Government’s ‘Essential Freshwater’ package of policy proposals and regulation changes.

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Long-serving TRC Chair back with new deputy

JoyceMacLeod

Wed 30 Oct 2019

David MacLeod has been re-elected as Taranaki Regional Council Chairman for his fifth term, with Michael Joyce as his new deputy.

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Taranaki’s 'people power' a model for restoring ecosystems

EAward 2019 congratulations FB image

Thu 10 Oct 2019

A bushman helping re-home kiwi, students using drones to monitor stream health, habitat and predators, and farmers helping plant and fence more than 13,000 kilometres of streambank to support water health ...

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Community gets credit as TRC reports good year

TRC Annual Report 2018/2019 cover

Tue 01 Oct 2019

Significant challenges and notable achievements are strong features of the Taranaki Regional Council’s 2018-2019 Annual Report adopted today, says Council Chair David MacLeod.

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TRC establishes stadium project governance group

Taranaki Regional Council

Tue 01 Oct 2019

The Taranaki Regional Council has established a governance group for the Yarrow Stadium upgrade project, following advice from New Plymouth District Council that they were not in a position to deliver the repair and refurbishment project.

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