Taupō measles warning

-Source Stuff.co.nz Another confirmed case of measles in Taupō has Toi Te Ora Public Health urging people in the area to be vigilant for signs and symptoms of...

Visit Ruapehu wins Supreme Tourism NZ Award!

Visit Ruapehu has won the Supreme Award at the Regional Tourism NZ Awards for their collaborative approach to tourism in the Manawatu-Whanganui Region. The Regional Tourism New Zealand...

Gondola proposed for Tūroa

Plans are in motion to build a gondola on the southern snow slopes of Mt Ruapehu at Tūroa. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) general manager Jono Dean says the...

Whanganui clean-up in the name of conservation

The group ridding South Beach of rubbish piled two vehicles high with tyres, bottles and cans before heading off to clear Castlecliff Beach as well. The final actions...

New plant species discovered on Mt Ruapehu

Local iwi Ngāti Rangi has gifted a Māori name for a new species of alpine cress, discovered on the southwestern slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Ngāti Rangi, who are...

Central North Island hit by earthquakes

Buildings shook as earthquakes jolted the central North Island on Wednesday evening. According to GeoNet, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit at 7.02pm. A second quake with a magnitude of 4.5 and a depth...

Meet Whanganui Airport’s newest employee

Sherman is the Wanganui Aero Club's feline and he's become quite the cat's pyjamas around the wider airport area, keeping club members and airport and airline staff...

Uber coming to Taupō this October ! ! !

Ridesharing giant Uber has today outlined its plans to expand into six additional New Zealand cities. The San Francisco-based company says it will launch its services in Rotorua,...

Advice if caught in an avalanche

Anyone caught in an avalanche needs to "yell and scream" then fight to the surface before the snow sets like concrete, a mountain safety expert says. Andrew Hobman...

One dead, seven injured in Sunday morning SH4 crash

One person has died and three are in hospital after a two-vehicle crash near Whanganui. The serious crash occurred about 7pm on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi, on Sunday. The...