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...

The best pie is out… and it’s right here in the Central North Island!

Kiwis bloody love their pies. The 21st annual NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards went down last night and a Taupo creation came on top. The venison, bacon, mushroom and...

If you weren’t already terrified of the idea of skydiving…

An engine fault caused a skydiving plane to cut out mid-air – at an altitude of just 640 metres – forcing the 13 people onboard to parachute to safety over...

Wellingtonian caught painting his own yellow lines

Russell Taylor has a confession to make: he's been breaking the law for the past 20 years. His crime is painting yellow lines along his narrow and winding...

Man shot dead on the shore of Lake Taupo.

A man has died in a shooting at an address in Kinloch, on the shores of Lake Taupo. Police said they were called around 8.45pm to help ambulance...

The Snow Queen wearable arts competition is back!

An annual wearable arts competition, The Snow Queen is an annual wearable arts competition held at the Ohakune Club, 71 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune. Now in its 7th year, this...

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...

Social Media catches petrol thief

A petrol thief failed to take into account gas station owner and former Whanganui district councillor Ray Stevens' extensive social media network on Monday. Within hours of driving...

Looking for the best cafe to check out? Here's the top 100:

Cuisine has revealed its biggest list of top restaurants ever for its Good Food Awards, with casual dining and fresh produce the trend in 2017. Cuisine editor Kelli Brett says the...

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...