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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Know where the roadworks are this summer

Taranaki roadworks summer 2020-2021

Thu 24 Dec 2020

Taranaki motorists and visitors will be delighted that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is planning a bumper programme of works over summer to bring the region’s state highways up to scratch.

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Pukeiti’s giant rātā has been felled for public safety

Pukeiti rata

Fri 11 Dec 2020

Pukeiti’s iconic giant rātā was felled this morning because it was in danger of falling over and presented a risk to public safety.

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High Court ruling keeps Mt Messenger project on track

Mt Messenger bypass final route

Wed 02 Dec 2020

A High Court decision bringing the Mt Messenger bypass closer to reality has been welcomed by Taranaki’s primary transport planning body.

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Training exercise tests Taranaki’s oil response spill capability

Marine oil spill exercise

Wed 02 Dec 2020

Oil spilling into the inner harbour from two sunken boats was the fictional scenario that put the region’s oil spill response specialists to the test on Thursday last week.

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Water monitoring underway at swimming spots

Swimming in the Waiwhakaiho - Freshwater

Wed 18 Nov 2020

Water quality monitoring at Taranaki’s favourite beaches, lakes and rivers got underway this week, with more sites than ever before under the microscope.

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Award winners 'give Taranaki confidence'

TRC Environmental Awards 2020

Thu 29 Oct 2020

People can be confident about the future of the region when they look at the calibre of the winners of this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, says the Council Chair, David MacLeod.

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Hollard Gardens Family Corner becomes spray free

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Thu 08 Oct 2020

Hollard Gardens has introduced sawdust as a natural solution to control weeds in its popular children’s play area, eliminating the need to use potentially toxic sprays in this high use area.

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Backyard Biodiversity videos top of the pops

Backyard Biodiversity

Wed 07 Oct 2020

A national poll has given ‘top of the pops’ honours to a home-grown Taranaki video series encouraging families to engage with the environment during lockdown.

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