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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Last chance to have say on Māori constituency

Iwi Mount Taranaki Owae Marae

Mon 15 Mar 2021

Time is running out for Taranaki people to have their say on a proposed Māori constituency for Taranaki Regional Council. Submissions close this Friday, 19 March at 4pm.

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Transport in Taranaki - what should the big picture look like?

Regional Transport Committee

Thu 11 Mar 2021

Community views are sought on the future of land transport connections within and to and from Taranaki.

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Have your say on 'incoming tide of change'

Riding the tide of change

Tue 09 Mar 2021

The region faces an ‘incoming tide of far-reaching change’ and the Taranaki Regional Council wants to hear the community’s views to help it decide the best way to meet new challenges.

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Māori constituency consultation opens

Iwi Mount Taranaki Owae Marae

Mon 01 Mar 2021 9:00am

The Taranaki community is invited to have its say on whether the Taranaki Regional Council should create a Māori constituency for the 2022 local authority elections.

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Ammonia fish kill results in substantial fine

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Wed 24 Feb 2021

The total fine of $337,500 imposed on Silver Fern Farms is believed to be the largest on record and sends a very strong message that the community will not tolerate actions that damage or threaten waterways and the species in them, says the TRC.

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Sewage spill fines put spotlight on infrastructure and procedures

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Fines totalling $179,000 over a major sewage spill in Bell Block show how important it is for basic community infrastructure to be fully fit for purpose, with operators able to respond efficiently and effectively to any malfunctions, the TRC says.

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Tallow spill message: Don't gamble with environment

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Tue 23 Feb 2021

Today’s $84,000 fine over a tallow spill demonstrates to all businesses that lapses in paperwork and procedures can have significant environmental and financial impacts, the Taranaki Regional Council says.

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Council to consult on Māori representation

Ordinary Council meeting

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Taranaki Regional Council is to seek the community’s views on creating a Māori constituency for the 2022 local authority elections.

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