Council rules 8-storey Tāupo hotel proposal holds up to district plan

Taupō District Council says an 8-storey hotel proposed for Tuwharetoa St is consistent with the District Plan's objectives and policies. A public resource consent hearing will be held for...

Love Soup is supplying food to those who need it

Te Korowai Roopu Tautoko inc were asked if they would be interested in adopting the initiative, Love Soup, that has been working in Tokoroa, Hibiscus Coast, Auckland,...

Residents of Taupō house which caught fire are safe

Firefighters were attending a "well involved" fire in Hatepe Ave this morning, they are now clearing up the damage that is left. Fire communications shift manager Colin Underdown...

Whanganui supermarkets consider following Marton’s quiet hour shopping initiative

Two Whanganui supermarkets may introduce a "quiet hour" for people with autism and sensory issues. Countdown Marton began a weekly quiet hour in April and, on the back...

2 arrested after blaze in block of shops in central Taupō

A 24-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were arrested and will appear in Auckland District Court and Rotorua District Court respectively. There has been local speculation around who was...

Raetihi Christmas parade, more details here!

Want to know more about the upcoming Christmas parade and festival in Raetihi? We've got all you need to know here! This year the Christmas parade and festival...

Hamish Bond claims elite Cycle Challenge cup in Taupō

Olympic rower Hamish Bond scooped up first place at the BDO Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge's elite mens race. More than 5700 people raced in the event's 13 road and mountain...

Ban put on non-iwi harvesting from Lake Taupō for the summer

From November 1st 2018 until February 28th 2019 harvesting smelt, kōura (freshwater crayfish) and other indigenous fish from Taupō waters is banned for non-iwi people. Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board...

Tenant to give landlord Airbnb profits after running secret Taupo guesthouse

For 14 months, Michelle Hawthorne ran a guesthouse, against the conditions of her lease, in the prestigious Taupō suburb 'Bird area'. However, Hawthorne didn't live at the property. She...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS: Your local details here!

It's that time of year again! CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SEASON! Here are all the upcoming events happening around the central north island and Whanganui for 2018. Taupo/Turangi Turangi Christmas in the...