Ruapehu tourism to be boosted by $25m mountain gondola by mid-2019

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts hopes to have a $25 million gondola ready to zoom people up the mountain in all weathers by the start of the 2019 ski...

Taupō rental market tight, but ex-Airbnb homes joining market might offer hope

Airbnb operators are leaving the short-stay market to give Taupō rental-seekers some relief. However, the supply of empty rental homes in Taupo are still very few. Most Taupō...

Bright screen lights up Taupo neighbourhood

The rules permitting a huge advertising sign has Taupō residents worried the town may "end up like Las Vegas". The 42-square-metre LED screen sits atop a commercial building (just across the...

We want to Spruce up your swimming spots!

Ski and Horizons Regional Council want to spruce up your favourite Ruapehu Swim spot this summer!    If you think your local summer river, lake or beach spot needs some...

Swimmers warned off three Whanganui streams

Swimmers are being warned to keep clear of three Whanganui streams - places that are especially popular with young children. Warning signs went up at the Mowhanau and...

Wanderlust Taupō yoga event CANCELLED

Wanderlust has pulled the pin on its Taupō yoga festival planned for March after its New Zealand organiser went into liquidation this month. CEO of the United...

Only 7 more days until the prices rise!

Sled this long weekend & get a HALF PRICE Winter Day Pass! Head up Whakapapa this Auckland Anniversary weekend for a snow fix on the sledding slope & you'll...

Cooking oil and wet wipes main culprits in beach shutdown

Flushed wet wipes and cooking fat are being blamed for a pipe blockage which sent wastewater into Lake Taupō near Two Mile Bay on Sunday. 'Fat bergs' have entered...

You’re too old to be doing donuts 40-year-old man told.

A 40-year-old man has lost his licence after police caught him doing "donuts" on a busy intersection in Whanganui. Frank Harry Mohr pleaded guilty to sustained loss of...

World famous small town $150k job close to being filled

It was reported in November that Taumarunui's Forgotten World Adventures was having trouble finding someone to become their new general manager, despite the position offering over $150,000....