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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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South Taranaki Commercial and Residential Properties See Healthy Increase in Value

17 October 

The total capital value of properties in South Taranaki has risen by 6.5% in the last three years to be worth $11.27 billion according to the latest district wide property rating valuation conducted by Quotable Value (QV).

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Taranaki woman elected to lead Access Radio sector into the future

16 October

New Plymouth’s Alessandra Keighley was elected Chair of the Community Access Media Alliance (CAMA)  during their annual conference in Christchurch, held over the weekend.

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Calls for Government to spend surplus on zero carbon goal

11 October

Watch Arun's interview with the AM Show HERE

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A Simple Solution To A Large Storage Problem

10 October

A not so unique problem with a few unique circumstances led Access Radio Taranaki to an IT solution that has allowed “a reservoir of valuable knowledge to remain available to everyone that needs or wants it” – says Anne, Operations Manager at Access Radio.

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Whether you're for or against oil and gas make a submission

10 October

Regardless of your view on the oil and gas industry Taranaki Chamber of Commerce chief executive Arun Chaudhari says you should be submitting on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill.

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TRC meetings bulletin

9 October

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

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Annual Report - Strong Fiscal Result

8 October

The South Taranaki District Council finished the 2017/18 financial year with a healthy $8 million surplus against a budgeted surplus of $1.6 million, according to its Annual Report, which was adopted at today’s (8 October) Special Council meeting.

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'Check Clean Dry' reminder to anglers

1 October 

The region’s anglers are being urged to protect their patch as they head out to their favourite fishing haunts this spring.

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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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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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