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Reminder that rubbish fires in urban areas are banned

Thu 02 Apr 2020

Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is aware of an increasing number of complaints being made about residential rubbish fires in urban areas recently.

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Public wifi and freedom camping spots closed, but safer options in place

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is praising the overall behaviour of residents and businesses as the region settles into Alert Level 4, noting that the majority seem to be taking the situation seriously and sticking to the guidelines.

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Alert Level 4 means staying home, staying away from others, and staying safe

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Two days into Alert Level 4 and Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is reminding everyone of the importance of self-isolation and what staying at home means.

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Playgrounds closed during Alert Level 4

Thu 26 Mar 2020

As we are now in a national State of Emergency and have moved to Alert Level 4, Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is underscoring the importance of understanding what isolation means in a day-to-day sense.

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Taranaki Civil Defence scales up to support region in fight against COVID-19

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Ahead of New Zealand heading into Level 4 alert status in the fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus), Taranaki’s Civil Defence function has scaled up to support the people of Taranaki and help maintain essential services across the region.

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COVID-19 Alert Levels

Sat 21 Mar 2020 1:00pm

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Stay informed and unite against COVID-19

Fri 20 Mar 2020 3:20pm

With yesterday’s announcement confirming two cases of COVID-19 in Taranaki, we know our communities may be feeling worried and have some questions.

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Two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Taranaki

Thu 19 Mar 2020 1:00pm

Today the Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, announced that Taranaki has two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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