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New report backs SH43 improvements

SH43’s importance is increasing and it’s become vital for the route to be fully sealed and have more spent on safety improvements and maintenance, a new investigation has concluded.

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Options to trim employer PAYE costs proposed

9 August

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today welcomed the release of a tax officials’ paper, seeking feedback on options to reduce the cost to employers of administering PAYE information.

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Tūpare to reveal shrubbery secrets

The care and pruning of large shrubs will be covered in a free home gardening workshop at one of New Plymouth’s premier heritage properties on Sunday (13 August).

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New support line is getting Kiwis talking

4 August

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the free 24/7 four digit phone and text number 1737 is helping to get Kiwis talking.

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Craig Stevenson Appointed NPDC Chief Executive

4 August

The Mayor of New Plymouth District is delighted to announce Craig Stevenson is the new Chief Executive of New Plymouth District Council (NPDC).

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Business sets expectations for incoming government

2 August

Setting strong expectations for an incoming government to support sustainable development, address the current skills gaps, reduce red tape compliance, and regionalise policy solutions are key planks of the Business Election Manifesto released today by the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce (NZCCI).

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New Pukeiti trail sure to delight the kids

Fun and adventure will be on offer at Pukeiti on Sunday (6 August) with a day of children’s activities centred on a new ‘secret trail’ network linking the iconic garden’s popular treehouses.

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BGA refresh to sustain growth

27 July

The Government has today released the Business Growth Agenda 2017 Refresh Report with a focus on continuing to deliver strong economic growth for the benefit of all New Zealanders, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges say.

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Funding available to grow community expertise

26 July

Community groups looking for outside help to upskill can today apply for funding to do so, says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro

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McClay says NZ-Thailand economic relationship upgraded

25 July

Trade Minister Todd McClay says Thailand and New Zealand have agreed to market access improvements for our exporters and announced a new agricultural cooperation programme.

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TRC meetings bulletin

25 July 

Items of interest from today’s meetings of two of the Council’s key committees, Consents & Regulatory, and Policy & Planning...

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Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

20 July

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today released guidance for private sector companies about actions they can take to close their gender pay gap.

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Fly the flag for environmental champions

3 July

It's time to think about who deserves recognition as one of Taranaki's environmental heroes.

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Google will stop reading your email to help sell ads

27 June

The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.

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McClay says time is right for trade deal with four amigos

27 June

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he believes the time is right to launch trade talks with Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia as part of the Government’s push for better access in Latin America.

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WannaCry cyberattacks are still happening. Just ask Honda.

23 June

It's not making as many headlines as a month ago, but the WannaCry worm is still crawling through the internet.

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Taranaki Region - NZTA

20 June

Please find below a link to our latest Taranaki webpage update.

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Government supports Z Energy recycling

20 June

Z Energy are installing new forecourt recycling facilities at 117 of their retail sites with a grant of $218,000 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund.

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