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

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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...

No smoking allowed on Ruapehu skifields

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Breathing in the cool fresh air on the slopes is about to get fresher with Ruapehu's two main skifields adopting a smoke-free policy. The operator of the skifields - Ruapehu...

Taumarunui domain train may be removed ????

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Safety issues have led the Ruapehu District Council to look at removing a popular train and slide from the Taumarunui Domain Playground. Councillor Karen Ngatai said it was an iconic...

Homeless shelter opened in Taupo

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A former backpackers on Heuheu St has been converted into a shelter and is able to house over 40 women and children in 11 rooms. Tiny and Lynley Deane are...

Man who boogie boarded down Huka Falls reappears online on massive wave in Bali

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The boogie boarder who was famously caught riding the Huka Falls has now appeared riding the huge waves in Bali, on a boogie board of course! Porirua man Hayley...

Mountain closed up for the day? CLICK HERE.

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Sometimes the weather can be a little bit too much... even for the most brave Skiers and boarders. If you've come up for a day (or two)...

Ohakune & Raetihi takeaways

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A number of food outlets will be opening under Alert Level 3 and providing contactless delivery and/or takeaway. (If there is a business opening under Alert Level...

'WINTER JUST GOT BETTER'… 2017 Mt Ruapehu Highlights

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2017 Winter Highlights Double the snowmaking on Whakapapa lower mountain All weather snowmaking on Happy Valley to guarantee opening on 3 June Delta Quad replacing...

Taupō Bungy wedding couple​ ​tie​ ​the​ ​knot​ then​ ​take​ ​the​ ​plunge

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This Wellington couple took the plunge into marriage seriously. Lenadeen Nikora and Aden Waikari recited their vows on Taupō Bungy's 47-metre high platform then tied themselves together...

Calling all hospitality superstars!

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Calling all hospo superstars... the Powderhorn in Ohakune wants you! The iconic Powderhorn Chateau is a large 4 star hotel located at the base of Mt Ruapehu's Turoa...