Teenager Caitlin O’Reilly swims the length of Lake Taupo

14-year-old Aucklander Caitlin O'Reilly is the youngest female to swim the lake's 40.2 km length - a distance longer than the English Channel . Caitlin left the lake's southern end...

Taupō charity stalwart pleads not guilty on fraud charges

Tracy Livingstone, 54, is a prominent member of the Taupō community and made a name for herself after funding charity organisation Child Abuse Prevention Awareness (CAPA) in the hopes...

Taupo local is putting himself out there to find a Valentine’s Date

Taupō's Peter Wilding has put himself on both the dating and commodity market by offering a range of quintessential Kiwi dates for ladies looking to pay for the pleasure...

Central NZ among hottest areas on Tuesday, as heatwave shows no sign of slowing...

The heatwave which has been baking much of the country is showing no sign of leaving any time soon, as almost every major centre is in for...

Singaporean actor dies following military training accident in New Zealand

Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang has died following an accident during a military training exercise in New Zealand. The 28-year-old actor sustained serious injuries to his chest and abdomen on Saturday...

Whanganui quake felt by thousands around North Island

A North Island earthquake has been felt by thousands, but there was uncertainty around where it was based. The shake most thought they felt supposedly hit near Ruatoria...

Every angle of Tongariro National Park at Taupō Museum art exhibition

A new Taupō Museum exhibition showcases the many angles of the Tongariro National Park. Six artists are displaying work in the "Around the Mountain" exhibition. Oil paintings, sculpture, acrylic illustrations...

Junior doctors planning 48-hour strike at Lakes DHB hospitals

Junior doctors at Taupo and Rotorua hospitals will strike for 48 hours next week. The strikes will run from 7am on Tuesday, January 15 until 7am Thursday, January 17. NZRDA president Courtney Brown said the Lakes DHB risked "exposing...

Crash report does not blame Mitsubish Fuso bus design

A review of bus safety after three serious crashes says the NZ Transport Agency doesn't suspect vehicle design or manufacturing deficiencies contributed to them. Released in late December, the report was called for by Transport Minister Phil...

Harbourmaster patrolling waterways as summer heats up

A year into strict new rules, not wearing a lifejacket is still by far the most common infringement for boaties busted on the water. Figures released under the Official Information...