Seven Tonnes of Electronic Waste Diverted from Landfill

Over 7 tonnes of South Taranaki’s electronic waste has been diverted from landfill in the last (2019/20) financial year, about the same weight as an adult African Elephant or Tyrannosaurus rex, says South Taranaki District Council (STDC) Environment and Sustainability Manager, Rebecca Martin. “STDC set up an E-Waste (Electronic Waste) Recycling Subsidy in early 2019 in an effort... Continue Reading →

Guns, meth and cash seized in Waverley

Police executed a search warrant at an address in Waverley yesterday morning with the assistance of Armed Offenders Squad staff. As a result of the warrant two firearms, ammunition, methamphetamine, cash and a large number of cannabis plants were located. A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with unlawfully possess firearm, unlawfully possess ammunition, possess methamphetamine, possess... Continue Reading →

Conservation Board Welcomes Seabed Mining Case Victory

The Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board (TWCB) has welcomed its latest victory in a long-running court battle to prevent seabed mining off the Taranaki coast. The TWCB has been working with iwi, seafood and other environmental organisations to prevent Trans Tasman Resources from mining 66 square kilometres of South Taranaki Bight seabed for iron ore. In a... Continue Reading →

South Taranaki District Council cans programs, but all facilities remain open

Following Thursday night’s government announcement, and in line with a regional approach, from Monday 23 March, the South Taranaki District Council will be cancelling all Council run programmes at TSB Hub, Hawera Aquatic Centre and LibraryPlus Centres (e.g. swimming programmes, school holiday programmes, library programmes, TSB Hub indoor sports programmes etc) In a social media... Continue Reading →

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