Restoration begins on iconic rock carvings

A forty-year wait came to an end as Matahi Brightwell put chisel to rock once again at the 'world famous' Maori Rock Carvings in Taupō. Brightwell, 67, is a...

Traders Market to open up in Taihape in time for winter

Taihape is to get its own weekend market, starting this Sunday (17th). Local woman Kerry Stephens is behind it, who said there had been markets popping up in...

Your Saturday sorted!

Get your creative on and enter the competition... or just go have a look at the amazing talent the Ruapehu region has to offer!

Bumbling thief in Taupo needs identifying.

man who stole two charity donation boxes from Rebel Sport lost most of his loot when he smacked into the glass doors on the way out. It started off...

Unlawful swimmers take a dip in Wairakei’s private hot pools

Swimmers sneaking into private thermal pools near Taupō could land themselves in hot water in more ways than one. The staff at Wairakei Terraces and Thermal Health...

Wild weather: What’s happened?

Auckland and other parts of the country are waking to extensive destruction, following a night of cyclone-force winds. Here's everything you need to know about the wild weather...

Spa Park hot pools in Taupō are closed for upgrades and security improvements

Ōtumuheke Hot Stream is closed to swimmers until June 20 while a new bridge is installed. The new toilet block and changing room facilities is already in place and contractors are now...

No macron for Ohakune after iwi complaint

The New Zealand Geographic board has mistakenly assumed that every place name starting with an 'O' requires a macron, a mistake the board realised once local iwi...

Freedom camping bylaw permits motorhomes to stay overnight – except at Taupo’s Ferry Road

Vans with sliding doors will be banned from camping out in public areas come December due to a new council bylaw. Motorhomers will still be welcome in...

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...