Natural hot springs in Taupo to get upgraded.

A coffee kiosk and changing rooms are on the list of things being added to the natural hot springs in Spa Park, Taupo. The number of visitors a...

Sponsors needed to fund ice skating in Ohakune

A Ruapehu District Councillor is hoping to bring an ice skating rink to Ohakune next winter. Councillor David Nottage is determined to turn a $100k idea into reality...

Department of Conservation introduce four-hour parking time limit for Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro hikers who park for longer than four hours at the start of the crossing will now have their wheels clamped. The Department of Conservation (DOC) has introduced...

$30 million Lotto ticket seller: probably a local winner

The owner of the Taupo shop that sold a $30 million Lotto ticket thinks the winner is probably a local. Saturday night's winning Powerball ticket was sold at...

Taumarunui domain train may be removed ????

Safety issues have led the Ruapehu District Council to look at removingĀ a popular train andĀ slide from the Taumarunui Domain Playground. Councillor Karen Ngatai said it was an iconic...

Ohakune in the lead to host Richie McCaw

Ohakune is in the lead to get Richie McCaw to visit their town and host the ultimate game of touch rugby. New Zealand towns are racing to become...

Happy Valley is staying free of charge!

After a loud public outcry, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) have decided to keep a free sledding area near Happy Valley free of charge. RAL were proposing $59...

Smokefree Rockquest is back in Wanganui!

Fourteen musical acts are set to compete at the Wanganui final of the 2017 Smokefreerockquest this weekend! High school bands, duos and solos from Wanganui will play off...

You can join in the fun for Wanganui’s Pink Shirt Day!

The anti-bullying message of Pink Shirt Day will be spread out into every corner of Wanganui this Friday. And you can be part of it! Wanganui resident Sandie Roach...

Kiwi singer dies three months after near death experience

A Kiwi singer who had a near-death experience earlier this year and wrote about being given a second chance at life has tragically died, leaving three daughters...