Countdown first in NZ to introduce ‘quiet shopping hour’ for people with autism

For one hour a week, Countdown Marton is a peaceful haven — and that is delighting an often forgotten section of the community. Marton Countdown has introduced the...

Ohakune Mardi Gras Tickets are Onsale now!

It's coming to you June 23rd with the most INSANE line up everrrr. Headlining the one-day extravaganza will be one of the world’s most iconic drum ‘n’ bass...

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...

‘Have A Go Day’ is coming up at Taupo’s motorsport park!

If you've ever been curious about what it is like to race in a sidecar, THIS IS YOUR DAY! New Zealand Sidecar Racing Association is having their 'Have...

Taupō-based rescue helicopter could be scrapped under new proposal

A proposal to withdraw two of the North Island's helicopter bases is being slammed as "life-threatening" by community leaders. Both Taupō and Rotorua are not included in the...

New app gives Taupo residents instant notification of District Council notices

Getting urgent messages to isolated communities can be difficult, but a new app' could improve the speed the crucial news spreads. Urgent targeted messages can be sent to...

Couple donate ambulance to St John Taumarunui

Jeremy and Judy Stubbs have set a new standard in gift giving after buying a brand new, fully equipped $225,000 ambulance for their community. Staff at St John...

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...

Taupo traffic to benefit from more traffic lights, road consultants say

Seven sets of stoplights should improve the flow of traffic through Taupō, expert consultants say. Taupō District Council commissioned specialist consultants Traffic Design Group in 2017 to find ways...

Whanganui will continue to welcome freedom campers

Whanganui will continue to welcome freedom campers despite concerns raised by 32 district mayors. Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall, himself a keen freedom camper, says the district has no...