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Taranaki Regional Council ready for future as Annual Report adopted

Mt Taranaki Hero Shot Annual Report September 2023

Tue 19 Sep 2023 11:00am

Welcoming back fans to Yarrow Stadium, a 28% per cent rise in bus passengers and securing $2.5m in Towards Predator-Free Taranaki funding were among the notable success stories for Taranaki Regional Council in the last financial year.

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Public to have a say on Better Travel Choices strategy and managing speeds

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Mon 18 Sep 2023 5:00am

Taranaki people are being urged to have their say on the future of transport in the region including changes to speed limits on local roads and public transport improvements such as a proposed new bus to New Plymouth Airport.

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New Coastal Plan protects marine environment for future generations

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Mon 04 Sep 2023 5:00am

Taranaki’s iconic surf breaks are now legally protected with the signing off of Taranaki Regional Council’s Coastal Plan.

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Search to find Taranaki Planeteers

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Mon 14 Aug 2023 6:00am

Nominations are now open for the 30th Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which feature revamped categories that better reflect what matters to people across the region.

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Yarrow Stadium redevelopment moves into final phase

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Thu 06 Jul 2023 2:00pm

The redevelopment of Yarrow Stadium has hit another significant milestone with the appointment of local contractor Clelands Construction to complete the $42m East Stand build.

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Old Man's Beard project continues

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Thu 15 Jun 2023

If you’re old enough to remember the ‘80s, chances are you’ll recognise the words “old man’s beard must go”. More than 30 years after that David Bellamy ad, it hasn’t all gone but we haven’t given up the fight.

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NP trappers winning battle against rats

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Mon 12 Jun 2023

New Plymouth has far fewer rats than it did five years ago, thanks to the efforts of thousands of dedicated backyard trappers.

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Dump that ginger for good

Environment Officer Gonzalo Peinado inspecting ginger

Fri 19 May 2023

Pest plants are not just a rural problem – they are also a blight on our urban neighborhoods.

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