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Region still riding wave of water-quality gains

17 July

The rate and extent of Taranaki’s improvements in freshwater ecological health are defying assumptions – even among those working to make our waterways healthier.

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Farmers' fines highlight duty of care

10 July

The importance of having an appropriate farm dairy effluent disposal systems which is regularly checked and maintained was  highlighted in the Environment Court in New Plymouth today (10 July 2018).

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TSB appoints new Chief Executive

 4 July

 TSB is delighted to announce the appointment of Donna Cooper as the bank’s new Chief Executive Officer, following a rigorous executive search process.

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Attention Lawyers, Real Estate Agents & Accountants

3 July

As you may be aware from 1 July 2018, Lawyers and Conveyancers are bound by new Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML). Banks have been subject to AML since 2013.

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Marae Welcome for New Citizens

28 June

Sixteen South Taranaki residents were sworn in as new citizens at Taiporohēnui Marae last Thursday (28 June).

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Aspirational Vision to become most liveable in NZ

27 June

Striking the right balance between progress and affordability was the driving force behind South Taranaki District Councillors as they adopted their 2018 – 2028 Long Term Plan at today’s (27 June) council meeting.

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Environmental champions, please step forward

Nominations have opened for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which recognise efforts to protect and enhance the environment – at any scale from neighbourhood to regional.

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Grandmother becomes urban trapper

13 June

A New Plymouth grandmother who traps rats and possums in her backyard, says it’s the best decision she’s made to protect biodiversity, and is urging others to follow suit.

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Statement on behalf of Taranaki Stadium Trust

6 June

A safety-first approach is behind the decision to make Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth unavailable as the Mitre 10 Cup home base for the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls in 2018.

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TRC meetings bulletin

June

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

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Taranaki firm breaking new ground in underground service locating

28 May

A new Taranaki firm, Utility Scan, has been established to provide much needed state-of-the-art underground service locating to the region. 

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Strong year-end delivers to TSB’s national growth strategy

29 May

New Plymouth, New Zealand – TSB today reported profit before tax of $72.1 million for the 12 months to 31 March 2018.

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Finding a win-win in the Waitōtara hillcountry

Roger Pearce is confident he’s hit on a good formula that allows him to make a successful living in the eastern Taranaki hillcountry without bringing down nature’s wrath on himself, or indeed on communities and farms all the way down to the sea.

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Building a better future

The region’s course for the next decade has been laid out in a way that the Taranaki Regional Council says will ensure prudent management of resources even as bold new ambitions are confidently embraced.

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Farmers, truckers urged to keep it clean

Farmers are being reminded of the need to prepare stock properly for transportation to new properties as the dairy season draws to an end.

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Daniel Fleming has been appointed a full member of the WITT council.

11 May

He replaces Elanga Ekanayake, who has completed his term, as one of 26 changes announced this week by Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

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TSB is awarded its fifth Canstar Blue Award Monday 7 May

7 May

New Plymouth, New Zealand – TSB has won the Canstar Blue Overall Customer Satisfaction Award for the fifth time, following the release of Canstar Blue research on Monday 7 May 2018.

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Freshwater studies point to improvements

New scientific studies of data from Taranaki and nationwide have concluded that freshwater quality is better than many probably believe – and this region in particular has been taking effective steps to achieve improvements.

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TSB is awarded people’s choice for third year in a row

23 April

TSB has won the Consumer NZ People’s Choice award for Banking for the third year in a row, following the results of the 2018 Consumer NZ bank survey.

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