Ruapehu Press

Recent migrant celebrates 101st birthday

Violet Whatley celebrated 101-years with friends and family.

She moved halfway around the world, at the age of 96, to be closer to her daughter in Taumarunui.

Raetihi residents urged to have a say in concept plans launch

Christmas Parade in Raetihi.

Raetihi residents will get the chance to have their say as plans for the town centre are revealed this week.

Childrens protest prompts DOC to ban freedom camping

A site visit still shows the bus shelter is being used as a place to go to the toilet.

A community of children who protested against freedom campers defecating at the school bus shelter and carpark have been heard.

Rave reviews for Taumarunui artist

Taumarunui artist Dale Thomas exhibition is now open for viewing at the Twin Rivers Art Gallery.

Taumarunui artist Dale Thomas' work is receiving rave reviews after showcasing his work for the first time at the Twin Rivers Art Gallery.

Final farewell for 102-year rural legacy

The ministry of education will assess whether the site is still required for an educational purpose.

A zero enrollment has closed Ngamatea School after 102-years of teaching Waimarino's rural children.

Important reminder to burning quality firewood

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Horizons Regional Council is reminding the community of the importance of burning good quality dry firewood.

New look won't change quality of service

The proud new owner of Clayton & Hayes Pharmacy, Baraq Al-Tuhafi.

A new business owner promises to continue a 31-year legacy of providing quality service to Taumarunui residents.

Tangiwai unveiling brings relief

Tangiwai train crash disaster in 1953.

A special memorial will set the record straight about two railway workers who helped save 134 lives.

Taupo accused of stealing Ruapehu's thunder

A sign leading into the southern entrance to Taupo highlights skiing on nearby Mt Ruapehu.

The use of iconic images of the Ruapehu District to promote Taupo has drawn a strong public reaction.

1970s courthouse gets upgrade

The upgrade of the old styled courthouse will be finished in November.

A much needed upgrade of the Taumarunui Courthouse will improve the security features of the facility bringing it inline with national standards.

NI ski season to open early

New snow making technology will guarantee the ski season will open early on June 3.

Summer has been a busy time as maintenance crews in Whakapapa and Turoa prepare for the ski season.

Silent auction speaks volumes for St John

Taumarunui St John station manager, Sam Cash receives a generous donation from Vaneke Domper and the staff at VetEnt ...

Taumarunui St John headquarters will get a spruce up thanks to a generous donation from VetEnt.

Feedback sought in regional visitor development plan

A critical step in progressing the Accelerate25 Action Plan for regional tourism growth gets underway.

A critical step in progressing the Accelerate25 Action Plan for regional tourism growth gets underway today with the first of three Visit Ruapehu led workshops.

Governor General thrilled at skill initiatives for youth

Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy meet up with members from the Taumarunui Sustainable Land Management.

Taumarunui left a lasting impression on Dame Patsy Reddy who visited the town as part of her King Country tour.

Gutbuster set to go Easter Sunday

Feel like a winner by entering the Raetihi Gutbuster Cycle Ride or Run/Walk this Sunday starting 11am.

The Raetihi Gutbuster is set to start on Easter Sunday.

Council urges people to 'be prepared'

Water levels were being monitored as remnants of Cyclone Debbie lashed the district last week.

With Cyclone Cook forecast to arrive this week the Ruapehu District Council and regional agencies are ready to respond if flooding continues.

Combined honours night celebrate milestones

Volunteers from the Whakapapa and National Park Fire Brigade celebrated Honours Night.

Chief Fire Officer Phil Smith was awarded a honorary life member for 35-years of service volunteering with the Whakapapa Fire Brigade.

Time for a change as Turaki principal bids farewell

Children from Turaki Primary School will farewell principal Rikki Sheterline after 22-years this Thursday.

Students and staff at Turaki Primary School will farewell principal Rikki Sheterline after 22-years.

Antony Millen, a man of many words

Antony Millen, Taumarunui teacher and author

This week's instalment of 'Our People' is actually the author of the previous nine instalments, and one of the driving forces behind the girth of literature written and published throughout the Taumarunui district recently. Meet Antony Millen.

Here's a cab that runs on koha

Questions have been raised over Finley Houpapa's taxi service.

Councillors raised questions whether a taxi service in Taumarunui is legally allowed to operate.

Video to tackle problem of poor pronunciation

Paul Wheatcroft communications manager for the Ruapehu District Council is on a mission to help people pronounce Te Reo ...

Ruapehu District Council and Ngaati Rangi are joining forces to create a video to help with pronunciation after complaint were made about council ads on the radio.

Swim shield stays at Ngakonui Valley School

Ngakonui Valley School retain the shield at the Inter-schools Swimming Champs.

The Ngakonui Valley School swim team brings home the Inter schools shield for the fourth year.

Homemade treats a winning formula for two sisters

Sisters Anne Turvey and Robyn Gram have been run off their feet since opening their new shop in Taumarunui.

Homemade treats made from family recipes has proven to be the best business decision for two sisters.

Revitalisation funding sparks debate

Ohakune has a reputation for doing things for itself.

Ohakune residents were quick to point out their frustrations at using funding to upgrade town centres in the district.

Regional tourism development gets underway

Accelerate25 launch: Sir Mason Durie, and ministers Te Ururoa Flavell, Nathan Guy and Steven Joyce.

Government co-investment for Ruapehu region in partnership with Accelerate25 begins.

Ongarue farm finalists in Ahuwhenua trophy

Pukepoto Farm Trust in Ongarue has made the finals in the 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming.

A Ongarue farm has made the finals for the 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy.

End of an era for a true rural sports day

100-years of rural sports will be celebrated for the last time in  Kaitieke and Retaruke Valley.

A 100-year-old country sports tradition will come to an end in the Ruapehu district this month.

Majority vote KCE Power Trust to not sell

Power company ownership has been reviewed.

People power prevailed with the majority of customers voting for the trust to not sell to Trust Power.

Single voice raises concern over rising debt

Chief executive for the Ruapehu District Council, Clive Manley.

Raising debt was a concern at the Exceptions Annual Plan consultation in Taumarunui.

Rural crime on the rise in district

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Farmers participate in a workshop designed to help reduce rural crime.

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