Taupō is on the verge of being named the most beautiful big town in New Zealand.
Taupō must now duel it out with Timaru for the title of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Most Beautiful Large Town In New Zealand award.
National Marketing Manager Kath Doubleday said there were some strong candidates but Taupō and Timaru were doing “something special”.
Each year The Beautiful Awards celebrate environmental initiatives from across the country, with awards for individuals, communities, businesses and schools.
Finalists are judges across four areas: litter prevention and waste minimisation, community beautification, recycling projects and sustainable tourism.
The winners will be announced at the Beautiful Awards Gala Dinner in Auckland on October 26.
Categories for finalists include Most Beautiful Small Town, Most Beautiful Large Town and Most Beautiful City.
Source: Taupo Times