FRESHWATER STUDIES POINT TO IMPROVEMENTS

New scientific studies of data from Taranaki and nationwide have concluded that freshwater quality is better than many probably believe – and this region in particular has been taking effective steps to achieve improvements. Read more...

Should we upgrade recreational facilities that are 25 years old? Like the pool or stadium? Or do another Flagship Project, asks Mayor

Mayor Neil Holdom is asking these questions as NPDC calls for feedback on its draft 10-Year Plan. 

Building iconic lifestyle facilities such as the Coastal Walkway and Pukekura Park took vision and foresight from previous elected officials, often amid controversy at the time, says Mayor Holdom. Read more...

Don’t spread unwanted freshwater pests this hunting season

With duck shooting season starting on Saturday 5 May, Taranaki hunters are being reminded it’s vital to clean their equipment between waterways to avoid the spread of unwanted freshwater pests including the invasive alga didymo. Read more...

Two Commonwealth Games medals from Taranaki

New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom has hailed Taranaki’s awesome Commonwealth Games athletes for bringing home two medals from the Gold Coast.  Read more...

NPDC wants feedback on proposed rate rises over next decade

NPDC is consulting on its draft 10-Year Plan and wants public feedback on proposed rate rises of 4.2%, on average, over the next decade. Read more...

Govt may force NZ’s umbrella rural health organisation to close

New Zealand’s umbrella rural health organisation will move to shut down if it does not receive government funding next week. Read more...

Smash hit exhibition helps Puke Ariki set new visitor record

Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs helped NPDC’s Puke Ariki museum set a record for the highest number of visitors in a single day since it opened in 2003. Read more...

Launch of bold, ambitious roadmap for Taranaki’s economy

The Taranaki region is taking charge of its future with the launch of the Tapuae Roa Action Plan today (FRIDAY, 6 APRIL). Read more...

News release: Record month for New Plymouth Airport

A record number of passengers went through New Plymouth Airport in March, highlighting the growing attraction of Taranaki as a destination and the region’s thriving economy. Read more...