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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Native bush brings bonuses to farmers

Mat and Vanessa Vujcich

Thu 11 Jul 2019

If you’ve got a special slice of nature on your property, don’t pass up an opportunity to protect and improve it because the effort will reward you in ways that may surprise.

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Taranaki efforts to improve freshwater win national award

Transforming Taranaki

Tue 09 Jul 2019

Taranaki community’s mammoth efforts to improve freshwater health at a landscape scale have been recognised by a national award.

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Digital hub puts farmers in the know

Farmer online

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Farmers, foresters and other land-based operators in Taranaki have a new digital tool to help them meet environmental requirements and expectations while still maintaining production targets.

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No room for possums in Oākura

website possum hunters Max and Andrea

Fri 21 Jun 2019

The goal of Oākura and the Kaitake area to be possum-free, the largest area in mainland New Zealand, is heading in the right direction thanks to the diligence of locals and experienced possum hunters.

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Waitara students' high-flying marine research

Seagrass monitoring at Orapa Reef

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Students from Waitara High School are carrying out leading-edge research on a meadow with a difference.

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'Environmental doers' sought for awards

Environmental Awards 2019

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Nominations have opened for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which celebrate efforts across all community sectors to protect and improve the environment.

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Help stamp out moth plant

Moth plant

Thu 13 Jun 2019

Taranaki people are being urged to be on the lookout for the pest ‘moth plant’ which is spreading throughout New Plymouth and warmer parts of Taranaki.

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Trap watch: measuring Taranaki

Halema Jamieson flax bush 896px

Thu 06 Jun 2019

Taranaki’s native wildlife, predators and urban trappers are in the spotlight, with some species and trap catches under surveillance 24/7, providing live data.

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