#WIN: Tickets to Ohakune Mardi Gras 2019!!

New Zealand’s biggest winter party is back with a vengeance! Mardi Gras will return to Ohakune on Saturday June 22 and due to overwhelming demand, this year’s...

Man dies kayaking on Tongariro River

Emergency services were sent to the Waikato Falls in the Kaimanawa Forest Park after receiving a call from the member of the public about a kayaker in...

Five family members dead in crash outside of Taupō

Nine people have died in three separate crashes today, including five members of the same family in an accident where a car hit a tree on a rural...

One dead after crash near Taupō

One person is dead following a crash at Wairakei Terraces, near Taupo. A car and a motorcycle crashed on Friday afternoon, about 2.15pm, at the intersection of Wairakei...

Kiwi captures rude message left on Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A massive crude message captured the attention of Kiwi woman Leigh Alderson who walked up Devil's Staircase at Tongariro Alpine Crossing last weekend. On Saturday Alderson, who trekked...

Tūroa’s High Noon Express chair lift is back in action!

"We're pleased to announce that after a great effort between lift manufacturers and core maintenance staff, The High Noon express chairlift at Tūroa is ready to go!,"...

Elderly driver’s car plunges down bank at Lake Taupō

An elderly driver's car has crashed down a bank at Lake Terrace in Taupō. Police were called to the Ruapehu St intersection scene at 8.24am. Sergeant Greg Weston said...

Disturbing Snapchat videos show Taupō teens tormenting baby bird

A series of short videos in Taupō showed a young man tormenting a tiny bird, holding it up by one of its feet and throwing it into a...

Massive increase in visitors to Mt Ruapehu leads to new shuttle service

A massive increase in visitors to Mt Ruapehu has prompted the opening of a new shuttle service to help alleviate some of the pressure this ski season. Construction on the $1.6m Park...

Restoration begins on iconic rock carvings

A forty-year wait came to an end as Matahi Brightwell put chisel to rock once again at the 'world famous' Maori Rock Carvings in Taupō. Brightwell, 67, is a...