Iwi seeks to enforce Lake Taupō toll

The tribe that owns Lake Taupō is taking court action to ensure it can charge all commercial operators that use the lake. About 40 businesses already pay for...

Batch of Taku Honey recalled, consumers warned not to eat it

A Taupō honey making company is recalling a batch of its honey due to the possibility of it containing sharp metal. Westervelt Owhaoko Honey is asking customers who bought Taku...

Concerns as road toll threatens new heights

The Taupō and South Waikato is staring down the barrel of one of its worst ever years for road deaths and police say the main cause seems...

Will they open the pool, or won’t they?

The Ruapehu District Council has decided it will open the Taumarunui Town Pool this summer... if it can. The fate of the Taumarunui public pool will have...

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...

Tongariro restrictions lead to a new carpark being created!

As news of the parking restrictions at the Tongariro Crossing was made public, Shane Isherwood knew he had the answer - opening his own land up for...

Halloween Fright Night digital playground for Cooks Gardens

Cooks Gardens will be transformed into a Magical Park on November 3, giving children the opportunity to get active in a spooky digital playground. The Magical Park games,...

Trapped kayaker rescued from Huka Falls

A kayaker has been rescued from Huka Falls, north of Taupō. Police were called to the scene at 11.50am on Monday after the kayaker fell out into the...

Facebook scam in NZ may take your passwords.

Kiwis caught out by a recent Facebook hack should change their passwords on other websites, as they may have been compromised, Netsafe warns. Facebook messaging services are being compromised to...

Department of Conservation introduce four-hour parking time limit for Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro hikers who park for longer than four hours at the start of the crossing will now have their wheels clamped. The Department of Conservation (DOC) has...