Third annual Industry Forum highlights underlying confidence in Ruapehu tourism

Sourced from the Ruapehu District Council Over 50 operators and other stakeholders involved in Ruapehu tourism attended the third annual Visit Ruapehu Industry Forum at the Chateau Tongariro...

Herbs documentary: Raetihi screening cancelled

Sourced from the Whanganui Chronicle Raetihi's three-day film screening of Herbs: Songs of Freedom has been cancelled. A statement supplied to the Whanganui Chronicle says the cancellation is "due to...

Waikato Regional Council choose not to prosecute over Taupō wastewater spill

Sourced from the Taupō District Council Taupō District Council has welcomed the Waikato Regional Council’s decision not to prosecute over the wastewater spill into Lake Taupō in July. A...

3rd award this year for Ohakune Carrot Park!

Sourced from the Ruapehu District Council The Carrot Park has received a Merit Award in the Outstanding Park category at the Recreation Aotearoa Awards. The Carrot Park was one...

Ruapehu set to benefit from Forgotten World Highway upgrade

Sourced from the Whanganui Chronicle The Ruapehu district is set to benefit from funding of $9.6 million for improvements to the Forgotten World Highway. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones...

New Kiwi hatching facility opens at Wairakei Golf Course

Sourced from the Rotorua Daily Post A new state-of-the-art kiwi-hatching facility, opening today (02/12/2019), will dramatically ramp up kiwi numbers in the fight to save the birds from extinction. The...

Section of SH1 between Taupō and Tokoroa CLOSED for 6 days

Sourced from the NZTA - Central North Island A section of State Highway 1 north of Atiamuri village, between Taupo and Tokoroa, has closed today (Mon 02 Dec)...

Hikurangi fault would impact Whanganui

It's New Zealand's most active fault-line which could cause a major tsunami or earthquake at any given time, and Whanganui could be right in the firing line. To...

Taupō company extract valuable lithium from geothermal fluid

Sourced from Stuff.co.nz Geo40 was started in 2010 in Taupō to develop strategies to successfully extract valuable minerals from geothermal fluid. They've recently used the Contact Energy Ohaaki site...

Fatal crash on Napier-Taupō highway involving truck and motorcycle

Sourced from Stuff.co.nz One person is dead and another is critically injured in a crash on State Highway 5, the Napier-Tāupo Rd. Emergency services were alerted to the motorcycle and...