There’s a new festival in town for Whanganui

A youth-focused music festival aimed at raising awareness for mental health will rock Cooks Gardens in December. Vibe is being headlined by Christchurch band Nomad and supported by...

Taupō mayor David Trewavas to get kidney transplant from wife

Taupō mayor David Trewavas has recently been diagnosed with Kidney disease and although he has been managing it well he needs a replacement. His wife Anna has...

YOUR CHRISTMAS PLANS SORTED HERE:

Wondering where your local Christmas parades are happening? Or maybe you want to get in on the local Christmas lunch? We have all your details here for...

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,...