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The latest news releases from the Taranaki Regional Council.

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When good pets go wild: Biosecurity risks of escaped pets

Kawe the eastern water dragon web

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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Free bus travel on offer this festive season

Citylink buses in New Plymouth

Wed 01 Dec 2021

 Taranaki buses will be free for the next three Saturdays, helping locals get their Christmas shopping done the easy way!

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Church pastor inspires members to get trapping

Mark and Steve web

Wed 01 Dec 2021

A New Plymouth pastor with a love of birdlife is inspiring his congregation to get involved in trapping.

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Environmental efforts good reason for celebration

TRC Environmental Awards 2021

Tue 23 Nov 2021

It’s more important than ever to celebrate the tremendous energy that many put into improving the region’s environment, says Taranaki Regional Council Chair David MacLeod.

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Sea spurge alert at Ōakura Beach

Sea Spurge web

Tue 09 Nov 2021

Taranaki beachgoers are asked to keep their eyes peeled for the invasive plant sea spurge this summer, after it was discovered among sand dunes at Ōakura Beach.

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Stronger protection for the Taranaki coast

Interim Coastal Plan

Wed 03 Nov 2021

Important environmental, cultural and recreational features of the Taranaki coastline are now under greater protection as the region’s new coastal planning framework starts to take effect.

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More certainty for swimmers as monitoring changes

Meeting of the Waters near New Plymouth

Tue 02 Nov 2021

More certainty over water quality at popular Taranaki swimming spots is set to emerge from a new-look sampling and testing programme that’s getting underway for the summer.  

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Spring the perfect time to check for weeds

Steve OMB

Fri 29 Oct 2021

At the Council, we're often asked what the difference is between a weed and a pest plant – and what we’re doing about them.  

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