Big developments coming for Tūroa skifield, Sky Waka update and the High Noon is...

Last year, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts – who operate both Whakapapa and Tūroa ski fields – were accused of forgetting about Tūroa and Ohakune in favour of tourist...

Happy Valley: What to expect this Queen’s Birthday Weekend

The forecast for Happy Valley's opening day this Saturday is gale force winds with a silver lining of SNOW. Mt Ruapehu are working hard to ensure Happy valley...

Oil spill in Ohakune’s industrial zone on Burns street

There was an oil spill in Ohakune from Burns St industrial zone which the Ruapehu district council responded to. The oil spill has been contained and cleaned-up, luckily...

Public told not to be alarmed as Mt Ruapehu eruption simulation exercise kicks off

The Ruapehu Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) is holding a multi-agency training exercise based on simulations of Mt Ruapehu erupting. Led by the Ruapehu District Council, the...

Whanganui Countdown is introducing quiet hour

At 2.30pm every Wednesday, Countdown Trafalgar Square will have a "quiet hour" all in support of those with autism and sensory issues. The initiative originated from staff member Theo...

New Zealand Army exercise in Waiouru: what you need to know

From May 8 to May 23, the New Zealand Defence Force and a United States Army Aviation Regiment will be taking part in a counter-terrorism exercise. Parts of the...

Three dead in crash on State Highway 1 south of Taupō

Three people have died in a crash near Taupō in the early hours of Saturday morning. The crash between a van and a truck occurred about 4:15am on SH1 just outside Hatepe. A...

Country’s first fly-line gets approval in Taupō

The proposal to establish the commercial fly-line tourism venture at Hipapatua Reserve (Reid's Farm) has been given approval, subject to mutually agreed licence conditions being negotiated and...

Eight killed in two-vehicle crash near Taupō

A 9-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a horror crash near Taupō killed a van's driver, six passengers, and the driver of an SUV, police say. Police...

Stan Walker is tiki touring in RUAPEHU!

Stan Walker, a kiwi ICON is coming to our Ruapehu region to host a workshop for the Youth of Ruapehu. TODAY (26th April), Stan will be running a...