Surfwatch development costs and user information

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From: Old Skool

Dear Taranaki Regional Council,

Please provide a detailed breakdown of all costs and the business case involved in developing the Surfwatch web tool including product design, web development, related information technology works, webcam costs, graphic design.

Please provide all information and any documentation which mentions or includes information gathered from members of the surfing community collected both prior to the development of the service, during testing, and since the tool was published including the names of members of the surfing community, when they were contacted and what their feedback was. Please include copies of all emails which relate to the development of this tool with any members of the surfing community or their representative organisations.

Please provide any documentation which includes information relating to number of page visits since the tool was developed, excluding page views from TRC employees.

Please provide a detailed breakdown of page visits since the trial was established including the google analytics report which details daily hit rates, where users are from etc.

Yours faithfully,

Old Skool

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Personal Assistant to CEO and Chair

Taranaki Regional Council
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Taranaki Regional Council newsletter - December 2018

Chairman's chat

Keep up the good waterways work! 

Ka mihi nui ki a koutou katoa, greetings to you all. Our latest annual waterways
report card was published last week and I hope you have an opportunity to look
at it.

The report notes that once again, we’re seeing best-ever gains in the
all-important ecological health of our waterways. Other indicators are currently
more variable, reflecting the wetness of the past couple of years. That’s why
it’s important to keep an eye on overall trends as well as day-to-day results.

Crucially, ecological health is the prime measurement of waterway quality, and
the improvements we’re seeing here are testament to the foresight, commitment
and energy of the people of Taranaki. Our farmers are investing much time and
effort in fencing and planting, and in switching to land-based effluent
disposal. Our communities and industries also made big investments over many
decades to eliminate or dramatically reduce the impact of wastewater discharges
and improve environmental performance.

That’s why we can report such encouraging results. It’s also why we’ve been able
to tell the Government there are no ‘at-risk catchments’ in this region
according to Wellington’s own criteria.

But there are still gains to be made and a lot of work to do. At the Taranaki
Regional Council we’re fully engrossed in a review of our Freshwater and Land
Plan, to tease out issues and fixes. There’s been a raft of scientific studies
and hui with iwi and others.

So never let anyone tell you that Taranaki’s doing nothing about its waterways! 
Check out the waterways report card:
[4]www.trc.govt.nz/taranaki-waterways-updates/

- David MacLeod, Chairman

Taking Taranaki forward

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Woodleigh School's awesome rat catchers.
An awesome job for biodiversity

The region’s schools and their students have embraced our Towards Predator-Free
Taranaki project, and they’re doing fantastic work trapping predators and
spreading the word.

Woodleigh School in New Plymouth is just one example. Students aged eight and
nine made this short video showing how they're protecting native birds and
wildlife by trapping rats at school and at home. It’s worth a watch.

We need as many people as possible to get involved if we are to achieve our end
goal of restoring Taranaki’s native birdlife and plant diversity in all its
glory and richness.

Towards Predator-Free Taranaki will thrive on the sort of enthusiasm and energy
shown by the Woodleigh students, and countless others all over the region. And
you don’t have to be a student or a youngster. More and more households are also
taking up the cause.

If you’d like to support these children and their schools helping local
biodiversity, you can buy a $10 rat trap and box from a school near you and get
trapping in your own backyard.

For a list of Taranaki schools selling traps as a fundraiser, go to
[6]www.bit.ly/trapschools   

If you are among the hundreds of Taranaki people already involved in Towards
Predator-Free Taranaki, remember to register on the Trap.NZ website, and record
your trapping catches there. Download a handy how-to guide at
[7]www.bit.ly/TrapNZ

Improving lifestyles

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You'll find plenty of family fun at Pukeiti

Perfect for kids young and old

Secret hidey-holes, tree houses, a roving quiz challenge, aerial platforms,
kid-friendly artwork, interactive touch-screens and oodles of space . . .
Pukeiti has enough to keep the most energetic of youngsters absorbed over the
long summer break.

Open all day, every day and with free entry, it’s an ideal spot for a family day
out or to take out-of-town visitors young and old. Bring a picnic or enjoy the
tasty fare at Founders Café.

“It’s a place where no child will be bored and there’s plenty for grown-ups to
enjoy too – a world-class collection of rhododendrons in a beautiful and unique
New Zealand rainforest setting,” says Greg Rine, Regional Gardens Manager for
the Taranaki Regional Council.

“It’s all looking great for the summer holiday season, as are our other two
iconic heritage properties, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens.”

Check out their websites at [9]www.trc.govt.nz/gardens, or follow each of them
on Facebook.

The 2019 schedule of public events and workshops, most of them free, has been
finalised for each of the gardens, and there’s something for everybody. See the
details at [10]www.trc.govt.nz/whats-on/

Around & about the region

Highway advocacy pays off

Taranaki’s Regional Transport Committee has long been pushing for SH3 safety
improvements between Bell Block and Waitara, and warmly welcomes last month’s
announcement of $29 million in Government funding for the project. “We agree
with the Minister, the Hon Phil Twyford, that there’ve been too many deaths and
injuries,” says the Committee Chairman, Cr Craig Williamson. “It’s an important
road, one of the busiest in Taranaki, and it needs to be made as safe as
possible.” In his announcement, Mr Twyford acknowledged that the community had
been asking for safety improvements for some time.

[11]SH3 SAFETY BOOST WELCOMED

Buses for Christmas shoppers

With gift-buying season reaching its peak, the Taranaki Regional Council is
providing extra Saturday bus services for those needing to hit the shops. Nine
New Plymouth Citylink services, including Bell Block/Waitara, and the Connector
service linking Opunake, Hāwera, Stratford, Inglewood and New Plymouth, will run
on the  three remaining Saturdays before Christmas.

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[13]Surfwatch - www.taranakisurf.nz

We're webbing the surf

The Taranaki Regional Council has launched a new online Surfwatch, offering
real-time and forecast data covering wind, swell, tides, weather and water and
air temperature at nine key surfing locations spanning the entire Taranaki
coastline, with live webcams at some. The new tool, which functions as a
smartphone app when users save it to their home screen, incorporates the
Council’s own real-time wind data, as well as forecasts or data from NIWA and
MetOcean Solutions’ SwellMap covering swell conditions, air and water
temperature and weather. Some sites also feature Primo Wireless webcams.

[14]WWW.TARANAKISURF.NZ

Your Councillors

New Plymouth Constituency

[15]Tom Cloke

[16]David Lean

[17]Charlotte Littlewood

[18]Bev Raine

[19]Craig Williamson

Stratford Constituency

[20]Matthew McDonald

North Taranaki Constituency

[21]Mike Davey

[22]Donald McIntyre

South Taranaki Constituency

[23]Michael Joyce

[24]David MacLeod (Chair)

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From: Mike Nield
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Nga mihi

 

Mike Nield
Director Corporate Services

Taranaki Regional Council
47 Cloten Road | Private Bag 713 | Stratford 4352, New Zealand
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