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Support for farmers to keep up the good work 

Thu 16 Apr 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 highlight the vital role of farmers in the regional economy, and the challenges they face are not being overlooked in the wider pandemic response, says Taranaki Civil Defence Controller Craig Campbell-Smart.  

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Back to school, but with a difference

Tue 14 Apr 2020

As term two starts for the region’s school children, it’s back to school-work but not yet back to school.

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Staying on the bright side of the bubble 

Mon 13 Apr 2020

It’s natural and normal that many of us will be feeling stress and anxiety as we clock up three weeks in our bubbles says Taranaki Civil Defence Alternate Group Controller Sue Kelly.

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It’s Easter, but not as we know it

Thu 09 Apr 2020

While the Easter break was to have signalled the start of the school holidays and the traditional end of the summer weather for many, it’s important to acknowledge that this year will be a little different, says Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management

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Local recoveries great news, but no excuse to drop our guard

Wed 08 Apr 2020

The announcement by the Taranaki District Health Board that eight of the region’s 14 cases of COVID-19 have recovered has been welcomed by Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management, but it’s not an excuse for us to drop our guard against the virus.

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Beware of COVID-19 misinformation and scamsBeware of COVID-19 misinformation and scams

Mon 06 Apr 2020

Scams and frauds exploiting the spread of COVID-19 have been noted overseas and are increasing in New Zealand, with some Taranaki people being the target of a text message scam over the weekend. 

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Enjoy Taranaki’s April sun but stay safe, stay home and save lives 

Fri 03 Apr 2020

A cracker forecast for the last weekend of daylight savings will have many Taranaki people keen to get out into the sun while they can before winter bites. That’s all well and good but the message remains the same, stay home and save lives, says Taranaki

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Taranaki helpline available for those struggling in Alert Level 4

Thu 02 Apr 2020

A week into Alert Level 4, Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is reflecting on the amazing work people and essential services are doing to help others get through COVID-19.

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