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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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$48,750 dust fine highlights landowner duties

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Tue 08 Feb 2022

A $48,750 fine imposed on a Taranaki property developer is a reminder that all landowners have environmental responsibilities, even if their land lies vacant and unused.

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Localised flooding expected throughout Taranaki

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Sun 06 Feb 2022

The Taranaki Regional Council is monitoring rainfall and river flows throughout the region. There has been a period of sustained heavy rain yesterday and overnight. Rain is forecast to continue until early afternoon today.

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Wetlands are unsung heroes of environmental protection

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Wed 02 Feb 2022 9:00am

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness on the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

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Turtle discovery sparks plea to pet owners

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Tue 18 Jan 2022

A weathered old red-eared slider turtle found on a Bell Block walkway last week is believed to have been on the run for at least a year, possibly a lot longer.

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Holiday hours and contact details

Season's Greetings

Tue 21 Dec 2021

The Taranaki Regional Council wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season. The Council office will be closed from the end of business on Christmas Eve until 8am on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

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Check, Clean, Dry to stop the spread of hornwort

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Tue 21 Dec 2021

Hornwort has been discovered in a third Taranaki lake, reinforcing calls to Check, Clean, Dry and stop the spread of pests before it’s too late.

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Smoke and dust not worth the hassle

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Mon 20 Dec 2021

The onset of warmer, drier weather brings a greater chance of smoke and dust issues, and Taranaki businesses and households are urged to take care to avoid falling foul of environmental requirements.

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When good pets go wild: Biosecurity risks of escaped pets

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Thu 16 Dec 2021

We all love a unique pet, but did you know some escaped pets pose a major threat to our native animals, plants and ecosystems?

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