Whanganui will continue to welcome freedom campers

Whanganui will continue to welcome freedom campers despite concerns raised by 32 district mayors. Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall, himself a keen freedom camper, says the district has no...

Help us help Angie Davis!

We need your help Central North Island for Taupo local: Angie. Angie Davis, mother of three, is a long time staff member of Taupo DeBretts as a therapist, born and...

Women and children are focus of new venture in Taupō.

A homeless shelter for women and children is proposed for Taupō to cope with a chronic accommodation shortage. With reports of more and more people becoming homeless, a...

Paraparas open again following installation of barriers

The Paraparas (SH4) between Whanganui and Raetihi has reopened following the installation of roadside barriers at a high risk slip site two kilometres south of Fields Track. NZTA...

Terenzo Bozzone finally victorious in Ironman after five podium finishes

Terenzo Bozzone can finally savour victory in Ironman New Zealand. After five podium finishes between 2009 and 2015, Bozzone was spraying champagne on his rivals as champion after...

A FULL ROAD CLOSURE for the desert road tomorrow.

The full desert road closure will be 36 hours from 7am on Wednesday (7th March) until 7pm on Thursday and another 36-hour closure is schedule for April...

Time to celebrate Children’s Day in Taumarunui

A free event at Central King Country REAP is all about celebrating tamariki! Sunday, March 4 will mark Children's Day, a national day for families to come together...

Taihape’s Gumboot day is fast approaching!

Gumboot day is back in Taihape on the 3rd of March! Come to Taihape and spend a great fun filled family day out for just a gold coin...

McDonald’s trying to reduce non-recyclable waste, as straws become optional

McDonald's Taupo is seeing what it's like to be a strawless fast food restaurant. Straws aren't being automatically thrown in with diners' meals in what is being touted by the...

Cyclone Gita: What’s happening right now

WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING OVERNIGHT: - Ex-tropical cyclone Gita has moved to the east of Banks Peninsula but continues to cause mass disruption in New Zealand. - One lane...