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Ruapehu tourism to be boosted by $25m mountain gondola by mid-2019

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Ruapehu Alpine Lifts hopes to have a $25 million gondola ready to zoom people up the mountain in all weathers by the start of the 2019 ski...

No smoking allowed on Ruapehu skifields

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Breathing in the cool fresh air on the slopes is about to get fresher with Ruapehu's two main skifields adopting a smoke-free policy. The operator of the skifields - Ruapehu...

Taumarunui domain train may be removed ????

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

Homeless shelter opened in Taupo

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A former backpackers on Heuheu St has been converted into a shelter and is able to house over 40 women and children in 11 rooms. Tiny and Lynley Deane are...

Mountain closed up for the day? CLICK HERE.

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Sometimes the weather can be a little bit too much... even for the most brave Skiers and boarders. If you've come up for a day (or two)...

'WINTER JUST GOT BETTER'… 2017 Mt Ruapehu Highlights

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2017 Winter Highlights Double the snowmaking on Whakapapa lower mountain All weather snowmaking on Happy Valley to guarantee opening on 3 June Delta Quad replacing...

Calling all hospitality superstars!

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Calling all hospo superstars... the Powderhorn in Ohakune wants you! The iconic Powderhorn Chateau is a large 4 star hotel located at the base of Mt Ruapehu's Turoa...

Man who boogie boarded down Huka Falls reappears online on massive wave in Bali

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The boogie boarder who was famously caught riding the Huka Falls has now appeared riding the huge waves in Bali, on a boogie board of course! Porirua man Hayley...

Ruapehu’s historic shelter to be removed

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DOC Tongariro District Operations Manager Bhrent Guy says Dome Shelter is hard to find in a blizzard and "even on a good weather day in winter" the top hatch...

Spa park’s free hot pools set to reopen this Friday!

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Spa Park's Otumuheke Stream hot pools have been spruced up and are set to reopen this Friday 31st! A new bridge has been installed further upstream, the surrounding area...