McDonald’s trying to reduce non-recyclable waste, as straws become optional

McDonald's Taupo is seeing what it's like to be a strawless fast food restaurant. Straws aren't being automatically thrown in with diners' meals in what is being touted by the...

Whanganui’s new app lets you dob in drivers pinching disability parks

If you are tempted to sneak in to the disabled spot while you do a quick bit of shopping or pay a bill — think again. A new...

Forgotten mortar found in Taupō Museum back room

A two-inch mortar bomb has been removed from Taupō Musuem by NZ Defence Force experts. The item was discovered by staff at 10am Thursday morning as they were...

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Man dies after State Highway 1 crash near Turangi

The driver injured in a crash near Turangi has died. Two cars collided on a bridge north of Turangi on State Highway 1 - on the southern edge of...

Summer season kicks off for Mt Ruapehu

From today (29/10/2019), Mt Ruapehu are officially into their summer season at Whakapapa! Sightseeing on the Sky Waka gondola and the Pinnacles Restaurant open for lunch and...

Taupō house goes up in flames

Keith Aldridge wasn't long out of bed when he smelt smoke in his kitchen about 11am on Wednesday. The gravity of his situation didn't hit him until...

Taupo Colleges charting out an environmental course for keen students

Studious teens will be able to earn NCEA credits in the proposed Environmental Studies course, if the class goes ahead for Tauhara College and Taupō-nui-a-Tia College in...

Crash north of Taupō leaves 8 injured and 4 dead.

Four people have died and eight were injured in the head-on crash 1 kilometre south of the intersection of State Highway 1 and Tutukau Rd, Oruanui, about...

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...