Planned power outage for Taihape, Waiouru, Sunday 16th Feb

There's a planned power outage in place for Taihape, Waiouru and surrounding areas this Sunday, 16th February. Emergency Management Officer Nick Watson said that although Council’s water services...

Large fire in Rangitikei over the weekend

Sourced from NZHerald.co.nz Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) was called around 3.50pm on Saturday, February 8, to the fire near Santoft between Pukepapa Rd extension and Brandon Hall...

Fire ban declared in Ruapehu, Taranaki and Whanganui

Sourced from RNZ.co.nz A total fire ban is in place for Taranaki, Whanganui and Ruapehu due to tinder-dry conditions in these regions. Principal rural fire officer Nigel Dravitzki said all...

Ruapehu College set to gain funding to replace coal boilers

Sourced from the Whanganui Chronicle Ruapehu College will get a share of up to $4.8 million to replace coal boilers used for heating at eight schools this year, with...

SPCA offers $10 “snip n’ chip” for Ruapehu felines

Bookings are limited, so cat owners should visit our participating vet clinics; Ruapehu Vet Services, VetEnt Taumarunui and Totally Vets Taumarunui, to purchase your Snip ‘n’ Chip...

Taupō now a smoke and vape free district

Taupō is now a smoke and vape free district, under the new Taupō District Council Smokefree Action Plan. This plan supports the Government's goal of New Zealand being...

Major upgrades to SH1 at Bulli Point

Works to improve the quality and longevity of State Highway 1 at Bulli Point, south of Taupo, are likely to result in significant delays and detours for...

More naked swimmers sighted at Taupō’s Spa Park

Sourced from NZHerald.co.nz Not long after swimmers in G-strings were singled out by a local mother at Spa Park for being offensive, more offense is being caused but this...

Surface cracks on SH4 temporary access road no cause for concern

Wear and tear on the temporary access road through the Parapara's on SH4 was sighted this week by motorists but the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) say...

Forgotten World Highway among Top 10 bike rides in the world

Sourced from Stuff.co.nz The back country highway between Stratford and Taumarunui, also known as State Highway 43, has been listed as the 10th best cycle ride in the world by Lonely Planet - and...