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

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

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 ????

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...

'WINTER JUST GOT BETTER'… 2017 Mt Ruapehu Highlights

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!

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...

Ruapehu’s historic shelter to be removed

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...

Homeless shelter opened in Taupo

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...

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

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...

Bus had history of failed inspections and odometer irregularities

Content supplied by NZ Herald The bus that crashed and resulted in the death of an 11-year-old girl on Mt Ruapehu last Saturday had failed multiple Certificate of...

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...