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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Pukeiti launches Tamariki Ara Hīkoi

Pukeiti Kids treehouse trail Weta house

Fri 25 Sep 2020

Pukeiti has expanded its popular Kids Treehouse Trail activity into te reo Māori, just in time for the school holidays.

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TRC meets ‘extraordinary challenges’ of 2019/2020 year

Tue 22 Sep 2020

The year to July 31 brought unprecedented and extraordinary challenges but the Taranaki Regional Council emerged in good financial shape and with most operational targets achieved or exceeded, says Council Chair David MacLeod.

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Say hello to Rainforest Eatery

rsz pukeiti founders cafe outside

Mon 21 Sep 2020

Say hello to Rainforest Eatery, the vibrant new cafe nestled in the heart of Pukeiti – serving up old school favourites with a modern twist.

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Funding to help farmers complete riparian planting

Riparian resized

Tue 15 Sep 2020

More than 600km of Taranaki river and stream banks will be planted with almost a million native plants next winter as the region’s farmers take advantage of a $5 million Government boost.

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New SH3 funding welcomed

SH3 at Egmont Village

Wed 09 Sep 2020

New safety improvements announced for SH3 immediately south of New Plymouth have been welcomed by the region’s peak transport planning body.

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Wisdom and wit of former Chairman remembered

David Walter

Mon 07 Sep 2020

Former Taranaki Regional Council Chair David Walter set high standards and left big shoes to fill, current Chair David MacLeod says.

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New freshwater regulations - what they mean for you

Taranaki stream

Thu 03 Sep 2020

New Government freshwater regulations came into force on 3 September 2020, including rules and obligations around activities on land that may affect water. The new requirements are far-reaching and should not be ignored.

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Waterways thrive overall but drier summers take a toll

Ecological monitoring of waterways

Tue 01 Sep 2020

Ecological monitoring of Taranaki rivers continues to show encouraging progress but two dry summers in a row have taken a toll on some waterways, the Taranaki Regional Council says.

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