95-year-old volunteer a shining light at NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights

She’s now the longest-serving volunteer at the Pukekura Park festival which is 50 nights of free, live music, family fun and spectacular lights, contributing about $4.7 million to the Taranaki economy (source Venture Taranaki). Read more...

It’s Christmas but NPDC staff are keeping the district ticking

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for most of us, but for some New Plymouth District Council staff, Christmas Day means continuing to work for our community.  Read more...

Online directory improves access to mental health and addiction services

A new national online directory is improving access to mental health and addiction services for those seeking help.

The Healthpoint Mental Health and Addictions directory is an online platform for consumers and professionals to more easily navigate, understand and use mental health and addiction services in their community. Read more...

Be a Wai Warrior: Total hose ban begins in Okato and rest of District urged to save water says NPDC

A total hose ban is now in place in Okato and New Plymouth District residents are being urged to conserve water.

NPDC says level two restrictions have been introduced in Okato and residents can only use water for essential services and not for things like watering their gardens until further notice. Read more...

Economic obstacles likely but future growth expected

The incoming government has hit the ground running but will face many obstacles in 2018 as it seeks to sustain a stable economy, leading New Zealand economic forecaster BERL says. Read more...

HOLIDAY SWIMMING INFO JUST A CLICK AWAY

Holidaymakers can easily find out whether the water’s okay at the region’s popular freshwater and coastal swimming spots by checking the Taranaki Regional Council website, www.trc.govt.nz. Read more...

Digital skills shortage should sound warning bell

A major report released today shows that New Zealand has a significant and growing digital skills shortage, primarily due to the speed and scale of the increase in demand for tech skills. Read more...

Land business to pay for extending the Coastal Walkway to Bell Block. One of the options being floated in NPDC’s 10-year work programme*

NPDC’s draft 10-year work programme proposes a new way to fund flagship projects and cap annual rates increases by setting up a Land business. This proposal will be debated on Thursday by the Mayor and Councillors at a full council meeting followed by extensive public consultation. Read more...

Let’s strive for a Zero Waste Christmas says NPDC

New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) is urging residents to get recycling right this Christmas so we can all give future generations the gift of going zero waste by 2050. Read more...

Government Joins NPDC in Investing in Key Tourism Development

The Government has delivered an early Christmas present to the people of Taranaki by confirming it will invest around $700,000 in the iconic Pouakai Crossing one-day walk. Read more...

Significant tech changes for mobile bus service next year

The national surgical bus, possibly the only one of its type in the world, is looking for a significant change next year to keep up with demands and with high technology. Read more...

Port continues to be regional economic anchor-point

Port Taranaki remains a vital element in the regional economy despite ups and downs in its key freight commodities, a new economic assessment report shows. Read more...

Christmas spirit alive and well in New Plymouth, says NPDC

Christmas spirit shone through for a New Plymouth couple when volunteers came forward to help them with the annual Little Rocket Light Up Your Home Christmas Light Trail which runs alongside NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights. Read more...

Can I go swimming on my period?

My advice is that we need to take extra special care of ourselves in the lead up to and during our period. At this time our body is working extra hard to clear out the lining of the uterus that it was hoping would be a nice nest for an embryo. Our immune system is challenged at this time; we feel extra tired, achy and more cold than usual, so it's common sense to take extra care and rest more. Moderate exercise is good especially just before your period and can help reduce cramping. Read more...

How Much Risk Can you Take?

Whether you are investing money, setting up a business or gambling on horses, your first consideration, before parting with any money, should be how much risk you can afford to take. Risk is not necessarily the probability of loss – it is the probability that an outcome will be different than you expect. For example, an investment might make a positive return, but a lower (or higher) return than you expected. Read more...

IoT devices topping Christmas wish lists in 2017

Exciting tech advances are playing a much greater part in Christmas gifts in New Zealand than ever before, Kriv Naicker, executive director of the New Zealand Internet of Things (IoT) Alliance says.  Read more...

Financial advice Bill puts Kiwis needs first

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says the first reading of the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill in Parliament today is the first step in a significant package of changes to ensure all Kiwis can get good quality financial advice based on their individual needs.  Read more...

The Cat and the Canadian – Summer at the Bowl

Red Roses with no leaves and Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are just a few of the unusual requests from artists who play at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands. Read more...

Second Tea and Tunes event after huge demand

The New Plymouth District Council-run TSB Festival of Lights is putting on a second Tea and Tunes event after the first one was fully booked within two days. Read more...

Airport’s new ‘vision’ starts with changes to parking, roads

Motorists heading to New Plymouth Airport will find changes to the car park and road layout this month.

These will be the first phase of the enabling works that lay the groundwork for construction of the new terminal. Read more...

A growing divide, but watch this tech space…

The government is right to raise this concern that there is a growing digital divide, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says in response to a digital report released today. Read more...

Inglewood’s Miro Street Pedestrian Crossing to be Removed

A pedestrian crossing in Inglewood where a schoolgirl died in September will be removed tomorrow.

Seven-year-old cyclist Emma Warren died following a collision with a truck at the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Miro and Rata streets in the north Taranaki town. Read more...

Stay safe this summer, says NPDC

Summer is officially here and New Plymouth District Council is this season spotlighting beach safety and changing styles. Read more...