Vogeltown School kids are water and Zero Waste heroes

Vogeltown School kids are water and Zero Waste heroes who have been recycling bottles by using them to plant seeds. Read more...

A huge thanks to all our Water Heroes

A huge thanks to all our Water Heroes. Meet Kate Keegan who lives out near Inglewood and has brought in 20 litres of rainwater for NPDC staff.   Read more...

New Plymouth Water update, Noon

Here is the latest water update from NPDC Read more...

NPDC thanks volunteers as work continues to fix water supply

We’ve has been overwhelmed with offers of people wanting to help while we fix the water problem. Read more...

Cyclone Response update from NPDC

NPDC is working hard to fix the water pipe issue and we’re aiming to fix it as soon as possible. Read more...

Boil water notice issued by NPDC

A boil water notice has been issued for all residents in New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara, Tikorangi, Onearo and Urenui. Read more...

Chief tech officer appointment critical for NZ

The appointment of a chief technology officer for New Zealand is critical for the future of the country if we hope to be a thriving digital nation by 2030, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Read more...

Taranaki's coastal environment in the spotlight

Greater recognition and protection of Taranaki’s legendary surf breaks, Māori sites of significance and areas of outstanding value are some of the changes proposed by Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). Read more...

Textbooks and landline phones likely to be gone by 2030

Spark Digital chief executive Jolie Hodson, who is speaking to the international Digital Nations summit in Auckland starting today, has painted a picture of dramatic tech changes in New Zealand over the next 12 years. Read more...

Engineer Paula brings world of experience to NPDC role

NPDC engineer Paula Wright’s last two jobs had 76 degrees of separation.

Mrs Wright joined NPDC last year after working across the world – including the frozen wastes of Canada (-33 degrees Celsius) to the scorching deserts of Australia (+43C). Read more...

Eugenia off on dream trip after photo win

New Plymouth’s Eugenia Llentilin is off on her dream holiday after winning a $2,000 Air New Zealand travel voucher in NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights photo competition. Read more...

Kiwi kids to give world tech experts coding lessons

Some of the world’s leading tech experts, including tech Ministers from other countries, will attend a coding session with a bunch of young New Zealand’s school children at the Young Coders Showcase during the international Digital Nations tech summit in Auckland next week. Read more...

Give some thought to your heart on Valentine’s Day

Kiwis should think seriously about their heart and their loved one tomorrow on Valentine’s Day, a leading New Zealand health expert says.

Heart diseases is the single biggest killer of New Zealanders. Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease and cardiovascular disease accounts for 30 percent of Kiwi deaths every year. The Heart Foundation says many of the deaths are preventable Read more...

NPDC gets people moving and grooving this summer

NPDC’s See it in the City has a new and free event to get people moving and grooving in the central city called Shape & Sounds. Read more...

Mistreated and abandoned Leo finds a happy ending thanks to NPDC

Little Leo was in a pitiful state when he was dumped at NPDC’s dog pound.

The maltese/jack russell cross had been horribly mistreated, his fur was completely matted and he was covered in fleas. It took two animal control officers to remove him from the holding pen because the abuse he had suffered had made him so aggressive. Read more...

Mayor of New Plymouth District welcomes Government’s freedom camping discussions

New Plymouth District (NPD) Mayor Neil Holdom has welcomed Government moves to find a solution to the nationwide freedom camping problems. Read more...

Boom times for Waitara house sales and construction

Waitara is on a roll with house sales and construction booming; with no sign of slowing.

“The value of construction consented has more than quadrupled over the last financial year, with a total exceeding $20 million when only about $5 million was expected, based on the trend from 2013 to 2016,” says NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright. Read more...

AI, the new tech frontier, changing the world

Some of the top cutting-edge tech companies, academics and leading tech chief executives will unleash all the latest information and how AI (artificial intelligence) is impacting on New Zealanders’ lives at a major event in Auckland in March. Read more...

NPDC’s Draft District Plan goes fully digital

From this Monday (5 FEBRUARY), the public will have a chance to explore the proposals in New Plymouth District Council’s Draft District Plan – and it’s fully digital and easy to use. Read more...