Freshwater

A major focus of the Council is to ensure the health of Taranaki's rivers and streams, and to monitor them regularly.

Government freshwater reforms: Taranaki update June 2020

The Government has announced its revised freshwater regulation regime, moderating its original approach in a number of areas and delaying a decision on any need for or the content of rules around nutrient limits. This fact sheets outlines the decisions on matters of concern to Taranaki

Freshwater reform: Taranaki update 2020 [PDF, 555 KB]

Freshwater quality

Clean, healthy water is the region’s most precious resource, and the Council’s programmes and rules aim to help the community maintain and improve water quality.
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Riparian management

Under the Council’s award-winning Riparian Management Programme, thousands of kilometres of streambanks and wetlands are being fenced and planted to protect and enhance the region’...
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Wetlands

Protecting wetlands for their water quality and biodiversity values is a priority for the Council.
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Groundwater

Groundwater in Taranaki is generally stable, of relatively good quality and subject to low and manageable levels of demand from users.
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Freshwater biosecurity

Clean all gear when moving between waterways.
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