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We can look forward to life at Level 2, but we’re not there yet Taranaki 


Thu 07 May 2020 2:00pm

Today’s announcement from the Prime Minister gives us some understanding on what life at Level 2 will look like, but it’s not an invitation to start living by those guidelines. 

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Plan now to manage Gypsy Day

Tue 05 May 2020 2:30pm

Upcoming Gypsy Day presents a risk of Covid-19 transmission in the farming community that needs to be actively managed, says Taranaki Civil Defence.

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Businesses urged to operate safely, or risk being reported

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Fri 01 May 2020 12:00pm

Civil Defence is reminding local businesses of their responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Taranaki.

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Car parks reopening at many recreational areas

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Wed 29 Apr 2020 2:15pm

Barriers at public car parks in many of Taranaki’s recreational areas are being removed as part of Alert Level 3, but police will monitor them to ensure that people aren’t congregating.

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Restrictions remain in place across Taranaki


Tue 28 Apr 2020 12:00pm

As New Zealand woke up in Alert Level 3 this morning, a number of restrictions remain in place across Taranaki to continue the fight against COVID-19.

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No room to be complacent

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Mon 27 Apr 2020 2:00pm

As New Zealand transitions into Alert Level 3, Taranaki should not be complacent, according to Taranaki Civil Defence Controller Sue Kelly.  

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How to (safely) mark our fallen heroes

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Thu 23 Apr 2020

Dawn services and parades are out this Anzac Day but people in Taranaki can still collectively and safely remember the servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed much for the freedom of so many New Zealanders.

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Stopping COVID-19 is everyone's business

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Wed 22 Apr 2020

Many of the region’s businesspeople will be eager to get back into action under Level 3 but preventing the spread of COVID-19 must remain a top priority, says Taranaki Civil Defence Controller Craig Campbell-Smart.

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