Mayor of New Plymouth District calls for stronger freedom camping rules to protect the access of locals

After listening to public feedback, including 42 complaints since 1 December, New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom is calling for tighter controls around freedom camping and a special Mayoral report will be debated at an extraordinary council meeting tomorrow (30 January). Read more...

Open letter to the PM on improving NZ fitness levels

The New Zealand 2017 personal trainer of the year winner has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, pleading for more government input to help Kiwi school children get fitter. Read more...

Mountain to Tap: Take a Quick Look Behind the Scenes

New Plymouth District Council has launched a Wai Warrior video taking you on a journey to find out what happens between rain falling on the mountain and the treated water reaching homes and businesses throughout the district. Read more...

Jump on a Bike for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge!

Are you and your organisation ready to take on the Aotearoa Bike Challenge?

Registrations are open now for businesses throughout the region to see who can rack up the most kilometres cycled during February. Read more...

Three big tech trends critical for Kiwis in 2018

Digital learning skills, smarter homes and medical drone deliveries will be major tech developments that will significantly impact lives of Kiwis, a leading New Zealand tech expert says.

NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says while the tech talk is often about issues such as robots stealing jobs or virtual reality worlds New Zealanders may sometimes overlook some of the advances that are happening already that will be important for Kiwis in the coming days of 2018. Read more...

News release on online application process for LIMs

The process for buying or developing a property is now a whole lot easier thanks to a New Plymouth District Council initiative to put its services online. Read more...

Big jump in tourists caps NPDC’s 2017 success stories

A big boost in tourism to the region, a near sell-out crowd for Yusef/Cat Stevens concert, creating a community space in Marfell Park and having a budget surplus were just some of the many success stories for New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) last year. Read more...

Digital era, matter of survival for Kiwi companies

Kiwi businesses are having to substantially change how they operate with the rapid arrival of the digital age, a leading New Zealand business expert says. Read more...

NPDC’s big summer of school holiday fun

There’s only about three weeks until kids head back to school but New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) has loads on to keep them smiling over the summer. Read more...