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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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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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New freshwater regulations a major challenge

Action for Healthy Waterays - Ngā Mahi Mō Te Whakaora Wai

Wed 26 Aug 2020

The region will face major challenges in implementing and working with new Government freshwater regulations, says the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Māori representation deserves thorough process, says TRC

Part of meeting room panel

Tue 11 Aug 2020

The Taranaki Regional Council believes the question of Māori representation deserves thorough and meaningful discussion before any decision is made, says the Council Chair, David MacLeod.

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Clock ticking for environmental nominations

TRC Environmental Awards 2020

Wed 05 Aug 2020

What do schoolchildren, farmers, conservation groups and their volunteers, one-woman environmental campaigners, major corporates, small high-tech enterprises have in common?

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Fine for illegal river works sends strong message

Courtroom Blockimage

Tue 04 Aug 2020

A fine of $45,000 imposed by the Environment Court today sends a strong message to anyone carrying out river works without proper authorisation.

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'Fantastic' grant adds impetus to Yarrow Stadium project

Eager fans at Yarrow Stadium

Thu 23 Jul 2020 1:00pm

Today’s $20 million Government injection for Yarrow Stadium is great news for ratepayers and will allow the iconic venue to be back in operation as soon as possible, says the Taranaki Regional Council.

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