New LSV Facility Opens

The new Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) facility was opened by Minister of Defence Ron Mark, and Associate Minister for Social Development Poto Williams, at Trentham today. LSV is a residential six-week programme run jointly by NZDF and MSD aimed at helping turn the lives of at risk young people around and move them into employment.... Continue Reading →

South Taranaki Mayoralty: What we know?

Current South Taranaki Mayor, Ross Dunlop announced he wouldn't be running for another term after 12 years in May and said it's been an absolute privilege to have represented his community, but the time is right to stand aside and spend more time with his family and get stuck into those projects he's been putting... Continue Reading →

Deputy bids for South Taranaki Mayor role

Phil Nixon, a South Taranaki dairy farmer turned deputy mayor has put his name forward for the top job and plans to share the younger people's voice if elected in October. Mayor Ross Dunlop, who has served four terms and was unopposed at the 2016 election, announced on Wednesday he was standing down. He hopes... Continue Reading →

Mayor Supports Random Roadside Drug Testing

South Taranaki District Mayor Ross Dunlop urges the Government to take immediate action on the introduction of random roadside drug testing. Mayor Dunlop makes the call for action after reading the coroner’s report into the horrific Waverley crash which killed seven people last June. “This tragedy had a huge effect on the families involved and... Continue Reading →

Infrastructure Pipeline launched

The Government has published a prototype Infrastructure Pipeline, to show what projects will be delivered by major central government agencies over the next five years, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones announced today. Developing a long-term and publicly available Infrastructure Pipeline will be a key focus for the new Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, which is on track... Continue Reading →

Struggling families not represented in roadmap

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust is raising serious questions about the draft Taranaki 2050 “Roadmap” (Our Just Transition to a Low- Emissions Economy) released today. There are glaringly obvious gaps with the “Roadmap” in that it assumes that all in Taranaki are currently enjoying benefits of a great middle-class life style and we just... Continue Reading →

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