Taupo Times

Tourists hurt in bus crash at Tongariro

The MoaTrek Small Group Tours bus landed on its side in a stream.

Bus failed to take a turn and crashed through a fence before plunging into stream, trapping one person.

Young dad's pledge to daughter video

The photogenic toddler puts her mark on the scenic views.

"Your life will be full of adventures and I'll be right there holding your hand."

Ice skate tour visits Taupo

The Ice Skate Tour set up its state of the art, artificial and ecological ice rink up in Taupo yesterday morning. It ...

Looking for an 'ice' day out with the whole family this week?

Ex-Steel & Tube boss killed

In 2010, Calavrias became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year honours, for services to ...

Nick Calavrias died after a car hit his bike on the Taupo Expressway.

Bubble soccer bounces into town

Bubble Soccer has bounced into Taupo. Whether you choose to score goals or just bounce your opponent out of the game is ...

A new sport has bounced into town.

They came, they saw, they pooped

Lesley Sharland is horrified to have stumbled upon piles of human waste and toilet paper along a Taupo bike track ...

Disgust as freedom campers leave popular Huka Falls spot littered with human waste.

Deliberate fires lit near Taupo

Taupo Fire crews dampen hot spots at a vegetation fire on Mapara Road.

A deliberately lit fire has the Taupo Police appealing to the community to help catch those responsible.

Interns learning the art of power

Contact Energy's Maori interns will be spending the next eight weeks with the power company building relationships.

Contact Energy Wairakei have welcomed three new interns as part of their Maori Internship Scheme.

Light-fingered Christmas Grinch

Candy cane and solar lights were taken from houses in Taupo, last week.

Trust snuffed out after a thief helped themselves to a community's festive lights display.

Man still at large after AOS callout

Armed police cordon off Huka Falls Road as they search for a person of interest who is known to police.

Police are still searching for the man who sparked an armed offenders callout in Taupo on Sunday. 

Wharewaka lakefront opens to community

Mayor David Trewavas cuts the ribbon to open the new Wharewaka walkway with long-time resident Jack Waters.

The final stretch of the shared path between Wharewaka and Five Mile Bay was officially opened on Thursday by Mayor David Trewavas and long-time resident Jack Waters. 

First container cafe opens

Storehouse cafe owners Sam King and Brad Dellar opened Taupo's first shipping container-based cafe, DOCK, at the Totara ...

Sun-seeking coffee-lovers have new option in Taupo.

New name and look for Reid's Farm

Bavarian tourists (from left) Tina Meier, Thomas Rinner, Andy Merk and Barbara Mueller enjoy a stay at Reid's Farm.

 A new name for Reid's Farm and new restrictions on camping stays are two suggestions being considered by Taupo District Council. 

Calling time on 20 years in radio

Penny Lyons will be calling time on her radio career twenty years after starting out.

Penny Lyons is calling time of her career in radio almost twenty years to the day she started. 

Keeping up with the Kaimanawas -

The Wilson sisters ride across the plains in Antelope Island, Utah. From left is Amanda, Kelly and Vicki.

New Zealand may have the most sustainable solution to wild horse management in the world says one of the Wilson sisters - the stars of popular reality TV show Keeping up with the Kaimanawas.

Young scientists present findings

Hannah Golebiowski, Rhane Mercado, GNS geothermal geologist Fiona Sanders, Olivia Neill and Olivia Hilton (left to ...

There is often method in madness, as a class of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College students learned this year.

A Taupo girl's Christmas story

Rubi Kerr received a surprise visit from Santa after coming home from surgery.

Having surgery before Christmas is never fun but a knock at the door from Santa helped brighten Rubi Kerr's day. 

Blue ducks not thrown in the deep

Six whio ducklings were released into the Tongariro Trout Centre in Turangi in a bid to help build up their population.

With New Zealand's blue duck/whio classified as nationally vulnerable, a release of six baby ducks has high hopes of re-population.

Taupo's falcon chicks learning to fly

The Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary falcon chicks are learning to fly.

Taking full advantage of a predator proof fence, three New Zealand Falcon chicks are growing up quickly.

Taupo gets its own Ironmaori event

Howie Tamati nears the finish line at the Ironmaori event in Taranaki.

Ironmen and Ironmaori will both be calling Taupo home next year. 

Street Watch: Taupo

Senior Sergeant Phillip Edwards

While burglaries were relatively low this week there appears to be a trend where electronics are being targeted in each crime. 

Taupo MP backing English after PM resigns

Minister for Women , Taupo MP Louise Upston.

The shock exit of John Key from his role as Prime Minister has left some members of the National Party scrambling to decide on their next leader. 

E-Bike builders win at nationals

Tauhara College's team in Christchurch at the EVolocity electric vehicle-building competition's national finals, with ...

The challenge was to make it fast. Tauhara College students delivered.

More visitors to Taupo data shows

Taupo is experiencing a big surge in tourist spending.

An influx of Australian tourists visiting Taupo is giving Taupo businesses a big slice of the estimated $14 million annual spend.  

Jailed for joy ride

Road spikes were used to stop a man who stole a car in Taupo.

Another Taupo man will be spending Christmas behind bars after being sentenced to jail on three vehicle related charges.

Turangi police

Police report

Turangi Police Station will soon be open longer hours with a new non-sworn officer in training. 

Taupo cricket's changing landscape

From right to left is Lake Taupo Cricket Club captain Roger Urbhan and players Habib Malik, Jack Danise and Tyronne ...

Starting up a new cricket club was always a bit of a risk, but it is paying off for Lake Taupo Cricket Club in more ways than one. 

Final parade for cadets

Taupo Cadet Unit corporal Summar Gradwell receives the RSA Trust Award at the Final Parade and Prize Giving.

The Taupo Cadet Unit ended their year with a bit of pomp and ceremony. DANIEL HUTCHINSON went along to see what is was all about. 

It's OK to be a Christmas orphan

Having the day free from familial obligations can be a blessing in disguise.

Being away from your family on December 25 can be a blessing in disguise. Here's how to make the most of it.

Missing hunter winched to safety

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) winched the 60-year-old hunter from a river bed.

A hunter missing since Saturday was seen waving a foil survival sheet in the headwaters of the Tauranga-Taupo river by an NZDF aircraft.

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