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 events happening around the central north island and Whanganui for 2018. Taupo/Turangi Taupo Christmas Parade - 1st...

Waikato police give stranded guests a ride to wedding

When Auckland couple the Bonischs found themselves stranded on the side of a Waikato highway at the weekend, running late to a wedding, it was police officers that...

Turangi in ‘desperate’ need for generous food bank donations on collection night

Organiser of Turangi's food bank Maggie Stewart said she was hoping for a successful collection night on Monday November 12. "We're desperate for more food. We've been having to...

‘Move over Cancer’ fundraiser to help survivors

In 2016 more than $8000 was fundraised by a group of Taupō fundraisers who wanted to help cancer survivors with the rehabilitation process. All the money raised was...

Enter your Christmas parade float ideas in Taupo now!

Taupō's oldest events - the local Christmas Parade - is in its 44th year, and you could be a part of it! Many local businesses, organisations and individuals...

One in seven Kiwi Airbnb hosts report some form of property damage or theft

Vomit covered walls, glass encrusted carpet and stolen family heirlooms are just some of the states airbnb's here in New Zealand are left in. According to a survey...

Rāhui placed on Tongariro Alpine Crossing after hiker’s death

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing trail has been closed until Saturday after the death of a tramper. The Department of Conservation tonight announced a rāhui had been placed on...

Virtual reality experience in Taupo at Pure Kiwi Adventures

A new virtual reality studio is opening on Saturday, September 28 in the Beds R US furniture store, 14 Gascoigne St. "We've currently got 20 different experiences. "You can drift along a coral...