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Chamber Chat - September

Monday 30 September 

Read about our September highlights and what is coming up in October

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The Celebration Project moves to the New Plymouth

Thursday 26 September 

The celebration project moves to the New Plymouth ‘numbering’ and acknowledging 3 New Zealand Paralympians.


Tui Ora boss to chair national Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Friday 13 September

On Thursday, Hayden Wano, chief executive of Tui Ora, was announced as chairman of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.


Chamber Chat - August

Monday 26 August

Read about our August highlights and what is coming up in September.

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Yarrow Stadium levy increase angers Taranaki landlords and farmers

Thursday 15 August

Taranaki landlords and farmers with staff houses are unhappy they're paying multiple levies for the $50 million rebuild of Yarrow Stadium.


Waitomo’s national expansion continues in Taranaki

Tuesday 6 August

Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo is opening their first New Plymouth Fuel Stop in Otaka.

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Chamber Chat - July

Monday 29 July

Read about our July highlights and what is coming up in August.

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School Plan Confirmed for WITT

Friday 28 June

The WITT leadership refresh announced by the Institute last month will go ahead.

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Pukeiti much more than just a pretty face

Pukeiti’s unique qualities, and the experience and expertise behind them, have a pivotal national role in a global effort to save threatened rhododendron species from extinction.

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Digital hub puts farmers in the know

Farmers, foresters and other land-based operators in Taranaki have a new digital tool to help them meet environmental requirements and expectations while still maintaining production targets.

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Chamber Chat - June

Monday 24 June

Read about our June highlights and what is coming up in July.

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Waitara students' high-flying marine research

Students from Waitara High School are carrying out leading-edge research on a meadow with a difference.

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Oil and gas HQ in New Plymouth for sale a year after Government's oil and gas offshore exploration ban

The New Plymouth buildings housing New Zealand's oil and gas giants are for sale a year after the Government announced a ban on the granting of any more offshore oil and gas exploration permits.

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'Environmental doers' sought for awards

Nominations have opened for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which celebrate efforts across all community sectors to protect and improve the environment.

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Oakura couple protect piece of paradise

Oākura locals Clive Saleman and Libby Baker have seen first-hand what a predator-free environment looks like.

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Te Ramanui receives major grant from TSB Community Trust

Friday 7 June

Te Ramanui o Ruapūtahanga, South Taranaki’s new Library, Culture and Arts Centre, has received a $2.8 million grant from the TSB Community Trust.

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Trap watch: measuring Taranaki

Taranaki’s native wildlife, predators and urban trappers are in the spotlight, with some species and trap catches under surveillance 24/7, providing live data.

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Taranaki riparian programme a finalist in national excellence awards

Taranaki Regional Council’s Riparian Management Programme, a long-running and successful collaboration with local farmers, is a finalist in the 2019 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Excellence Awards.

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Creative thinking helps native environment

Students from Devon Intermediate are getting creative with the goal of reducing rodent numbers so nature can thrive.

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Govett Quilliam The Lawyers is 'On the Move'

Tuesday 4 June

In early September, we will shift from our current waterfront location (1 Dawson Street) to the exciting new building on the corner of Dawson and King Streets—close to the heart of the city.

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