Uber coming to Taupō this October ! ! !

Ridesharing giant Uber has today outlined its plans to expand into six additional New Zealand cities. The San Francisco-based company says it will launch its services in Rotorua,...

Advice if caught in an avalanche

Anyone caught in an avalanche needs to "yell and scream" then fight to the surface before the snow sets like concrete, a mountain safety expert says. Andrew Hobman...

One dead, seven injured in Sunday morning SH4 crash

One person has died and three are in hospital after a two-vehicle crash near Whanganui. The serious crash occurred about 7pm on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi, on Sunday. The...

Whanganui landlord claims tenant ‘hid’ 10-ton rock

A Whanganui landlord has had a "preposterous" claim dismissed by the Tenancy Tribunal. Steve Robertson bought a Whanganui property in November 2018 with a tenant still living at...

No macron for Ohakune after iwi complaint

The New Zealand Geographic board has mistakenly assumed that every place name starting with an 'O' requires a macron, a mistake the board realised once local iwi...

Traffic lights causing traffic woes in Taupō

A second set of traffic lights for Taupō and a whole lot of 'no improvement according to locals at least, with one driver, as reported by Stuff,...

Ohakune boil water notice to be lifted Thursday

Boil water noticed lifted tomorrow Council is planning to lift the boil water notice in Ohakune tomorrow (Thursday 25 July 2019). The turbidity levels are now under what they...

New playground for Taumarunui

The new playground at the Taumarunui Domain was opened on Saturday 6th July by Deputy Mayor Karen Ngatai. The new playground consists of senior multi-play equipment, a natural...

Park n’ Ride Transport Hub to be opened mid-August

The new Park and Ride Transport Hub in National Park Village is expected to be open by mid-August. The $1.6m Park and Ride Facility that has been majority...

Ring of Fire Volcanic Ultra Entries for 2020

Ring of Fire Volcanic Ultra, 50k, 24k & Relay is an epic ultra adventure staged annually in March in the Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu, New Zealand; a...