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New trapping technology for rural New Plymouth

New trapping technology is helping the large-scale removal of stoats, ferrets and weasels in rural New Plymouth – the first step in a large scale rural operation that will be a New Zealand first.

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Kaponga LibraryPlus Gets Bodywork and Facelift

12 December

The newly strengthened Kaponga LibraryPlus was re-opened by South Taranaki Mayor Ross Dunlop at a celebratory afternoon tea on Wednesday (12 December).

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Park Continues to Receive National Recognition

12 December

A new Green Flag is flying over South Taranaki’s premier, King Edward Park in Hawera.

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Funding Secured for Pātea’s Hunter Shaw Building

12 December

A $450,000 grant from the Lotteries Community Facilities Fund for earthquake strengthening Pātea’s Hunter Shaw building means tenders can now go out for the project.

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Korimako Lane Opened

12 December

Hāwera’s second town centre revitalisation project, Korimako Lane, was officially opened on Saturday (8 December) by South Taranaki Mayor Ross Dunlop in front of a large crowd.

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Pest plants coming into bloom

Taranaki is seeing an early-summer bumper crop of a plant species that’s among the most unwelcome in the region.

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Be informed before taking the plunge

Taranaki people wondering where best to take a dip over summer can check the Taranaki Regional Council’s online maps showing latest water-quality monitoring results.

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Mt Messenger news makes Christmas merrier

The independent commissioner’s thumbs-up for Mt Messenger bypass resource consents is the best Christmas present Taranaki’s had for years, says the region’s key transport planning group.

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New Plymouth pop-up shop sells Christmas gift of biodiversity

Give the gift of biodiversity this Christmas – get a $10 rat-trap and box from a New Plymouth pop-up shop.

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Caravan of Stories

6 December

Access Radio Taranaki 104.4FM (ART) unveils a new chapter to the community station’s story of giving voice to the region. Their newly customised caravan, fitted out as a mobile studio, will allow similar ‘access’ to people around Taranaki as currently exists at the station in Blagdon.

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Korimako Lane Opening

5 December

Now the barriers have been opened up and we can see the finishing touches being added to Hāwera’s newest High Street lane, there is a growing sense of anticipation for the opening of Korimako Lane on Saturday 8 December. 

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Be part of the Tūpare story

Taranaki people are being given an opportunity for up-close-and-personal involvement with one of New Plymouth’s iconic heritage properties, Tūpare.

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Christmas shopping? It's a wrap with extra Saturday buses

With gift-buying season hitting its peak, Taranaki people and their families can take advantage of extra Saturday bus services if they need to hit the shops.

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SH3 Waitara Safety Boost Welcomed

20 November

The Government’s announcement of a $29 million project to improve the safety of SH3 between Bell Block and Waitara will ease the fears and frustrations of highway users, says Taranaki Regional Transport Committee Chairman Craig Williamson.

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Taranaki webs the surf

The ‘surfing the web’ cliché has been turned on its head in Taranaki, where surfers can now go online to suss out current conditions at their favourite breaks – even before they get out of bed.

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New Venture Taranaki Chief Executive named

14 Wednesday

The Board of Venture Taranaki has appointed Justine Gilliland to become the regional development agency’s new Chief Executive.

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Support your local school, support biodiversity!

8 November 

The future’s looking bright as a growing number of schools jump on board Towards Predator-Free Taranaki, safeguarding our local biodiversity.

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Work continues at full pace to advance stadium options

30 October

Future options for Yarrow Stadium will be presented early in the New Year, and the regional community will need to consider carefully what it wants and where funding will come from.

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Honey firm hits sweet spot at business awards

28 October

Five years ago James Annabell gave his father Toby a beehive he'd bought on Trade Me as a Christmas present.

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