Safety issues have led the Ruapehu District Council to look at removing a popular train and slide from the Taumarunui Domain Playground.

Councillor Karen Ngatai said it was an iconic for the town and reflected an important part of its history.

“Could we give it an option for a school as their cost to have it?” she said at a council meeting this week.

Councillor Kim Wheeler said it was time to move forward with the council’s plan on upgrading the domain to a modern space for the community.​


The Ruapehu District Council have approached a playground supplier for a proposal and quotation for upgrading the playground.