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Council Gets $125k for Mobile Ablution Pods

21 September

The South Taranaki District Council (STDC) has received $125,187 of funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Tourism Infrastructure Fund to go towards ablution pods at freedom camping and visitor spots in South Taranaki.

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What New Plymouth rats like best

Urban trappers are luring New Plymouth rats with a range of tempting flavours, from peanut butter to avocado, macadamia butter and pineapple lumps.

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REGION IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

18 September 

Outstanding developments during the 2017/2018 year helped to put the region in a league of its own, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod.

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Aging Disgracefully – Event for Older Persons

17 September

Monday  1 October is “International Day of Older Persons”.  It’s a day when we celebrate our elders, their contributions to our lives and to our communities, and is the perfect day to connect with any senior or elderly people in your life.

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Bus users to get treat for car-free day

12 September

Taranaki public transport users are in for a treat, with free bus travel on 21 and 22 September to mark World Car-Free Day.

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Something new at a bus stop near you

30 August

The bus that criss-crosses Taranaki is now bigger, better and brighter.

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WITT chief Christchurch bound

24 August

In a notice to staff today, WITT Chief Executive Barbara George has announced she will leave the Institute at the conclusion of her five-year contract in October.

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Council Seeks Community Views on Earthquake-Prone Priority Buildings

23 August

Following Government changes to the Building Act (earthquake prone buildings) the South Taranaki District Council (STDC) is seeking public feedback on proposals for identifying Hawera, Eltham and Opunake town centres as priority areas where timeframes for strengthening earthquake prone buildings would be halved.

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TUI ORA MARKS 20 YEARS OF MĀORI HEALTH AND SELF DETERMINATION THIS WEEK

20 August

A Māori health organisation that has grown from employing a few staff to about 160, is celebrating its 20th birthday.

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Te Ngutu o Te Manu and the South Taranaki Campaign Commemorations

20 August

A week long programme of events has been planned to take place around South Taranaki in September to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of skirmishes at Te Ngutu o Te Manu between Crown and Maori forces.

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Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens are gold

2 August

The iconic Taranaki heritage properties Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens have each been awarded rare Qualmark gold status as sustainable tourism operations.

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Nelson Street Now One-Way

25 July

Temporary road markings and signage have now been put in place on the northern end of Nelson Street, Hawera, making it a one-way street.

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Creative Talent Wanted for Korimako Lane

18 July

The South Taranaki District Council (STDC) is seeking expressions of interest to create an artwork for the soon to be developed Korimako Lane in Hawera.

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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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