Taupo is finalist in Most Beautiful Large Town in NZ Award

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...

Unsafe cable rules out Tūroa skifield chair lift for rest of winter

Tūroa cannot catch a break at the moment! Posted on their Facebook page @MtRuapehu, Ross Copland, RAL CE has reported that the High Noon express chair's recent run in...

Repair work begins on Taupō sinkhole

Taupō's most recent landscape feature has been estimated to take weeks to fill. The sinkhole on Arrowsmith avenue has been assessed by engineers and does not pose further...

Giant sinkhole opens up in Taupo

Out of the blue on Saturday evening (6pm) a sinkhole opened up on Arrowsmith Avenue in Taupo. Emergency services were called to the scene when neighbours heard a rumbling...

Eva Harkness wins car in Ucol Whanganui’s hands-on competition

38 and a half hours was how long it took for Eva Harkness to win herself a car. The Whanganui student won Ucol Whanganui's "hand on car competition" early...
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Man who boogie boarded down Huka Falls reappears online on massive wave in Bali

The boogie boarder who was famously caught riding the Huka Falls has now appeared riding the huge waves in Bali, on a boogie board of course! Porirua man Hayley...

Man dies after State Highway 1 crash near Turangi

The driver injured in a crash near Turangi has died. Two cars collided on a bridge north of Turangi on State Highway 1 - on the southern edge of...

Winter road safety tips and tricks!

The roads in the Central North Island can be difficult to handle at the BEST of times, and when it hits the winter season, things get noticeably...

Whanganui community invited to support SPCA Cupcake Day fundraiser

The SPCA's Cupcake Day is on Monday, August 6, with this year the 10th anniversary of the annual fundraiser. People can register online and host a party, organise...

100,000 people visit Mt Ruapehu in two weeks

There were record-breaking numbers of visitors to Whakapapa and Tūroa Skifields over the two-week holiday period, with some ski shops running out of gear to hire. The crowds...