Monday, 11 February 2013
Find out about all facets of flax
The cultural, artistic and physical properties of harakeke, or flax, will be explored at a free public workshop at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (17 February).
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Tupare treats on Waitangi Day
Live music, tasty treats, local arts and crafts, and a chance to explore and learn more about one of New Plymouth’s premier heritage properties and its stunning gardens … all this and more will be on offer at Tupare on Waitangi Day.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Field day shows why wetlands work is worth it
An example of the importance of wetlands and the challenges involved in their restoration and enhancement will be on public show to mark World Wetlands Day on Sunday (3 February).
Mystery and history at Pukeiti
Nature fans, history buffs and lovers of magic places will be catered for during a free guided walk at Pukeiti on Sunday (3 February).
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Tree Trust calls for applications
Landowners with planting projects planned for winter may be eligible for assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – but they need to act now to secure funding.
Monday, 14 January 2013
A walk on the cultivated side
Taranaki people have two opportunities to gain deeper insights into one of the region’s horticultural crown jewels on Sunday (20 January).
Monday, 31 December 2012
Toes a-tapping at Tupare
Treats for the eyes, ears and tastebuds are in store for visitors to Tupare on Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth, on Saturday (5 January).
Monday, 10 December 2012
Early Christmas treat for bus users
People in South Taranaki and Inglewood can ride for free on Taranaki Regional Council once-a-week bus services next week (18-21 December).
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Play your part, river users urged
Monday, 3 December 2012
Festive family day at Tupare
One of New Plymouth’s premier heritage properties will be turning it on for Christmas on Saturday (8 December) with a Garden Fair featuring music, dance, story-telling, food, produce and arts and crafts.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Statement on hydraulic fracturing report
The Taranaki Regional Council welcomes the release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s interim report on hydraulic fracturing.
Monday, 19 November 2012
Be part of the Pukeiti story
Taranaki people are being given another opportunity to become part of the story of iconic Pukeiti.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Garden pests? Bug them out gently
Environmentally friendly ways of keeping bad bugs out of the home garden will be the focus of a free workshop at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (11 November).
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Hollard Gardens turns it on for festival
Hollard Gardens in Kaponga will be family-friendly Party Central this weekend, with a two-day fair to mark the start of the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Water data tells true story, says Taranaki Regional Council
Taranaki people can be confident about water quality at most popular swimming spots in the region, despite many being assigned poor grades in a newly released national report, says the Taranaki Regional Council.
Monday, 8 October 2012
Gardeners' guide to spuds and tomatoes
Spuds and tomatoes are hot topics for home gardeners in springtime – and they will be the focus of a free workshop at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (14 October).
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Disability advocate to speak at Taranaki forum
The Disability Rights Commissioner, Paul Gibson, will be guest speaker at a forum for users of Taranaki’s Total Mobility scheme, under which taxi travel is subsidised for people with disabilities.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Year of solid progress
The Taranaki Regional Council today (18 September) adopted its Annual Report for 2011/2012, recording solid progress in its mission to ensure the region prospers and thrives.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Stepping into spring at Tupare
The glories of spring will be celebrated at Tupare on Sunday (23 September) with a free guided walk that will include useful planning tips for the home gardener.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Citylink bus travel free for two days
Commuters and shoppers will be able to ride New Plymouth Citylink buses for free on Thursday and Friday next week (20 and 21 September).
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Never too young to be a gardener
Here’s a different option for parents in this high-tech era: A small, child-friendly garden plot where the kids can grow healthy snacks to pick and eat.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Freshwater quality: Big picture is good picture
The health of Taranaki’s rivers and streams is going from strength to strength and the pressures on them are stable or reducing, according to the latest scientific scorecards.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Glasshouse how-to for home gardeners
When is a glasshouse not a glasshouse? When it’s allowed to deteriorate into a dingy storage shed full of dirty pots, mould and algae.
Friday, 3 August 2012
Getting it right at home, tips on garden design
Whether you’re starting with a blank canvas or want to embellish an established garden, you’ll find plenty of inspiration at a free garden design workshop at Hollard Gardens on Sunday (12 August).
Monday, 30 July 2012
Hands-on Pukeiti session for kids of all ages
Families who attend a free fun day at Pukeiti on Sunday (5 August) are set to gain more than happy memories.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Biodiversity cause unites region
Taranaki’s native plants and animals were the winners today (Friday 27 July) as the region’s key biodiversity champions signed a ground-breaking agreement to work together for the common good.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Funds on offer for planting
Got a planting project in mind for winter 2013? You may qualify for funding assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – and now is the time to apply.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Free training helps gardeners make the cut
The maintenance and training of fruit trees will be the focus of a free home gardening workshop at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (22 July).
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
March's ill wind blows some good
Taranaki’s Civil Defence communications and activation procedures will be simplified and strengthened as a result of lessons learned in the wind-storm that hit Patea, Waverley and surrounding areas in March.
Monday, 18 June 2012
What do Citylink passengers think?
Improvements to New Plymouth’s bus service have put more “bums on seats” – and now the service provider wants to know what new and old passengers think.