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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Protecting whio - Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

Whio website Bird Blue duck

Fri 22 Nov 2019

They used to be extinct from Taranaki Maunga, but a family of six whio surfing down rapids in the upper Whaiwhakaiho River are a good reminder as to why rural predator control is so vital.

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Predator control paves the way for kiwi’s return


Thu 07 Nov 2019

Native species, such as kiwi and the North Island robin, are returning to Pukeiti for the first time in decades.

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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


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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Sweet 'n salty bait is best

website Oakura trapper and bait investiation 2 horiz

Mon 07 Oct 2019

Taranaki rats prefer a sweet and salty combination when it comes to bait, an investigation by a keen Oākura trapper has found.

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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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