Good news on Taupo’s algae problem!

Taupō holidaymakers are heading straight to the water now that health warnings have been lifted. The toxic algal blooms previously found growing in near the shore have...

Raetihi chooses woman as their (not so secret) Santa!

Raetihi's Santa Claus this year was a much loved woman who works at the Nancy Winter Childcare Centre. Aroha Williams, mother-of-two was an energetic Santa who danced, hugged...

Tourists save teenagers who were swimming in the Aratiatia Rapids

Tourists saved three local teenagers from being swept away when they raised the alarm moments before flood water was spilled from Aratiatia Dam. Three 17-year-old locals had...

It’s Locals day at Whakapapa this weekend!

Hey Ruapehu locals, this weekend is for you (9th & 10th December)! Head up Whakapapa and for a gold coin donation, you'll be taking a scenic chairlift ride...

Selfie your Summer Swim Spots to win a quick $200 cash!

Summer is here! Have you got your togs ready? Snap a selfie of yourself at one of your favourite summer swimming spots and WIN $200! All you...

Man found face down in thermal pool in Taupō

A tourist has died after being found face down in a thermal pool located in Taupō. Police were notified by St John Ambulance of incident at Spa...

Freedom camping bylaw permits motorhomes to stay overnight – except at Taupo’s Ferry Road

Vans with sliding doors will be banned from camping out in public areas come December due to a new council bylaw. Motorhomers will still be welcome in...

There’s a new festival in town for Whanganui

A youth-focused music festival aimed at raising awareness for mental health will rock Cooks Gardens in December. Vibe is being headlined by Christchurch band Nomad and supported by...

Taupō mayor David Trewavas to get kidney transplant from wife

Taupō mayor David Trewavas has recently been diagnosed with Kidney disease and although he has been managing it well he needs a replacement. His wife Anna has...

YOUR CHRISTMAS PLANS SORTED HERE:

Wondering where your local Christmas parades are happening? Or maybe you want to get in on the local Christmas lunch? We have all your details here for...