3rd award this year for Ohakune Carrot Park!

Sourced from the Ruapehu District Council The Carrot Park has received a Merit Award in the Outstanding Park category at the Recreation Aotearoa Awards. The Carrot Park was one...

Ruapehu set to benefit from Forgotten World Highway upgrade

Sourced from the Whanganui Chronicle The Ruapehu district is set to benefit from funding of $9.6 million for improvements to the Forgotten World Highway. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones...

New Kiwi hatching facility opens at Wairakei Golf Course

Sourced from the Rotorua Daily Post A new state-of-the-art kiwi-hatching facility, opening today (02/12/2019), will dramatically ramp up kiwi numbers in the fight to save the birds from extinction. The...

Section of SH1 between Taupō and Tokoroa CLOSED for 6 days

Sourced from the NZTA - Central North Island A section of State Highway 1 north of Atiamuri village, between Taupo and Tokoroa, has closed today (Mon 02 Dec)...

Hikurangi fault would impact Whanganui

It's New Zealand's most active fault-line which could cause a major tsunami or earthquake at any given time, and Whanganui could be right in the firing line. To...

Taupō company extract valuable lithium from geothermal fluid

Sourced from Stuff.co.nz Geo40 was started in 2010 in Taupō to develop strategies to successfully extract valuable minerals from geothermal fluid. They've recently used the Contact Energy Ohaaki site...

Fatal crash on Napier-Taupō highway involving truck and motorcycle

Sourced from Stuff.co.nz One person is dead and another is critically injured in a crash on State Highway 5, the Napier-Tāupo Rd. Emergency services were alerted to the motorcycle and...

SH4 UPDATE: Work has begun on temporary road

Sourced from The Whanganui Chronicle The Matahiwi slip on State Highway 4 was stable enough for work to begin on a temporary road across it this week. Work began on...

Work set to begin on temporary road to reconnect SH4

Sourced from the NZTA Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is starting work this week to build a temporary road to reconnect State Highway 4 between Raetihi and Whanganui. The...

Switch to a Sunday market for Taupō

Sourced from Taupō District Council New market operator Karen Cederwall is excited to create a family-friendly Sunday market at Northcroft Domain. The mum of two, who has a background...