Council news

The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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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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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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Taranaki riparian programme a finalist in national excellence awards

Plants are distributed to Taranaki farmers for streamside planting

Wed 05 Jun 2019

Taranaki Regional Council’s Riparian Management Programme, a long-running and successful collaboration with local farmers, is a finalist in the 2019 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Excellence Awards.

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Region's farm investors, managers urged to heed hefty fines

Courtroom Blockimage

Wed 05 Jun 2019

Fines totalling $204,000 imposed by the Environment Court today send a strong message to anyone who has invested in dairy farms, as well as their operators/managers, says the Taranaki Regional Council.

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Give stock a green ride to the greener pastures, farmers urged

Stock standing off green grass

Thu 23 May 2019

With truckloads of dairy herds hitting the road as the milking season winds down, farmers and truckers are being reminded of the steps to take to ensure the animals ride cleanly.

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Stadium vision reaffirmed as revised repair programme approved

Yarrow Stadium

Tue 21 May 2019

The Taranaki Regional Council has reaffirmed its vision for Yarrow Stadium as the country’s premier international-grade regional venue, and has revised the repair and refurbishment programme to reduce the impact on ratepayers.

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