More nature, less buildings for Tongariro National Park

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The number of structures in Tongariro national park are being reduced, including buildings up on Mt Ruapehu. Local iwi and the Department of Conservation want to see fewer...

Fieldays getting ready to go tomorrow!

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FIVE THINGS you need to know ready for Fieldays starting tomorrow! 1. GET THE PARKING APP - Whether you have been before or are going for the first...

UPDATE: Mount Ruapehu Alert Level

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Mt Ruapehu is being closely monitored for signs of activity after the active volcano's crater lake rose to 43C, resulting in an escalation of it's alert level. GeoNet...

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

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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...

Repair work begins on Taupō sinkhole

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Taupō's most recent landscape feature has been estimated to take weeks to fill. The sinkhole on Arrowsmith avenue has been assessed by engineers and does not pose further...

The quiz night you’ve been waiting for…

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Get yourselves registered for the 'So you think you're famous' quiz night 7th July at the Ruapehu rugby and sports club! There are prizes for the best dressed...

Whanganui Regional Museum re-opening postponed

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The re-opening of the Whanganui Regional Museum at Queen's Park has been pushed back three months. The Queen's Park building has been undergoing refurbishment and seismic strengthening for...

Whittakers new All Black choc!

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It's always exciting when Whittakers release a new chocolate flavour, and this is good for even the health conscious chocolate lovers! The new flavour has been released to...

Ruapehu bus crash: Police appeal for witnesses & NZTA issues urgent audit into RAL...

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Police have appealed for anyone who saw or who was aboard a fatal bus crash on Mt Ruapehu to come forward. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has also...

Work begins on SH4 to stabilise the slip at Te Oreore

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Work will begin south of Raetihi on SH4 next week, Tuesday 5 May, and will continue throughout May and June. The focus for the project is on...