Tūroa’s High Noon Express chair lift is back in action!

"We're pleased to announce that after a great effort between lift manufacturers and core maintenance staff, The High Noon express chairlift at Tūroa is ready to go!,"...

Elderly driver’s car plunges down bank at Lake Taupō

An elderly driver's car has crashed down a bank at Lake Terrace in Taupō. Police were called to the Ruapehu St intersection scene at 8.24am. Sergeant Greg Weston said...

Disturbing Snapchat videos show Taupō teens tormenting baby bird

A series of short videos in Taupō showed a young man tormenting a tiny bird, holding it up by one of its feet and throwing it into a...

Massive increase in visitors to Mt Ruapehu leads to new shuttle service

A massive increase in visitors to Mt Ruapehu has prompted the opening of a new shuttle service to help alleviate some of the pressure this ski season. Construction on the $1.6m Park...

Restoration begins on iconic rock carvings

A forty-year wait came to an end as Matahi Brightwell put chisel to rock once again at the 'world famous' Maori Rock Carvings in Taupō. Brightwell, 67, is a...

Proposed eight-storey hotel declined for Taupō

The commissioners declined consent to build an eight-storey hotel on an empty Tuwharetoa St site, following a hearing in December. There were 72 public submissions on the hotel proposal, with 49...

Teenager Caitlin O’Reilly swims the length of Lake Taupo

14-year-old Aucklander Caitlin O'Reilly is the youngest female to swim the lake's 40.2 km length - a distance longer than the English Channel . Caitlin left the lake's southern end...

Taupō charity stalwart pleads not guilty on fraud charges

Tracy Livingstone, 54, is a prominent member of the Taupō community and made a name for herself after funding charity organisation Child Abuse Prevention Awareness (CAPA) in the hopes...

Taupo local is putting himself out there to find a Valentine’s Date

Taupō's Peter Wilding has put himself on both the dating and commodity market by offering a range of quintessential Kiwi dates for ladies looking to pay for the pleasure...

Central NZ among hottest areas on Tuesday, as heatwave shows no sign of slowing...

The heatwave which has been baking much of the country is showing no sign of leaving any time soon, as almost every major centre is in for...