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 →

Public Consultation Underway on Livestock Control Bylaw

Public Consultation is underway on the South Taranaki District Council’s (STDC) proposed Livestock Control Bylaw and Underpass Policy. The Bylaw, which was last reviewed in 2009, covers standard safety conditions for people moving livestock on or along the road to minimise risk for all road users, says STDC group manager of Corporate Services, Phillippa Wilson.... Continue Reading →

Earth protectors disrupt “Taranaki climate criminals”

“The business operations happening at Kapuni, in South Taranaki, can best be described as a climate crime scene” says Emily Bailey, a member of Climate Justice Taranaki. Climate protectors disrupted activities at drilling company Todd Energy, chemical fertiliser manufacturer Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Fonterra in southern Taranaki today to make it clear that the time for... Continue Reading →

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