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Port continues to be regional economic anchor-point

12 December

Port Taranaki remains a vital element in the regional economy despite ups and downs in its key freight commodities, a new economic assessment report shows.

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Woods needs to focus on petrol prices

30 November

The new Government needs to follow through on the previous Government’s actions to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair and reasonable price for petrol, National Party Energy and Resources Spokesman Jonathan Young says.

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Seismic surveying in Taranaki to go ahead

 29 November 

National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson and MP for New Plymouth Jonathan Young has welcomed the Government’s decision to grant permits for seismic surveying in the Taranaki offshore basin, but is concerned about the potential for tightening of the regime in future

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Waid Crockett appointed as new CEO of South Taranaki District Council

15 November

South Taranaki District Mayor, Ross Dunlop, says he’s very pleased to announce the appointment of Waid Crockett to the position of CEO for the South Taranaki District Council.

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Environmental winners 'earn region another shield'

9 November 

The region deserves an ‘Environmental Ranfurly Shield’ for all the good work being done in the outdoors, says the Taranaki Regional Council Chairman, David MacLeod.

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Leadership change for TSB

8 November

TSB’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Kevin Murphy, is to retire from the bank having been in the role for nearly a decade and with the company for nearly forty years.

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Paid parental leave to be extended to 26 weeks

7 November 

Parents can look forward to 26 weeks paid parental leave by July 2020 as part of the Labour-led government’s promise to better support working families with new-born and young children, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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TRC meetings bulletin

17 October 

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

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Strong economy delivers $4.1 billion surplus

5 October

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says.

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Biodiversity group means business

5 October

Wild for Taranaki, the region's biodiversity umbrella group, has entered a new era with the appointment of an Operations Manager to guide the roll-out of its first major initiative.

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TSB changes brand to reflect bank’s growth

 2 October 

New Plymouth, New Zealand – TSB today unveiled the company’s new brand and corporate logo. The rebranding reflects the 100% independent and New Zealand-owned Bank’s growth while paying tribute to its roots. 

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