Taupo Times

Silver medal for Taupo mountain biker

Carwyn May took away the silver medal at the World Masters in mountain biking.

It was Carwyn May's first time competing in the World Masters Games but that didn't stop the Taupo local claiming second place in his age group.

Preparing for the Lions' supporters

Lake Taupo Top Ten Holiday Resort's Ben Lusty, with the big screen which will play all the tour games.


Pumped up to perform

Eileen Bainbridge stretches for the ping pong ball at Turangi's Living Well exercise programme, which features 25 ...

Sing for strength. That's what a group of Turangi seniors is told every week.

Is Taupo favorite place to ride

Great Lake Taupo bike trails have been named finalists in every single category of Bike Wises' NZ's Favourite Places to ...

The Great Lake Taupo region is in the running for the top spot in several categories of the just-launched NZ's Favourite Places to Ride 2017 competition.

Business awards return with new format

Catie Noble and Kylie Hawker-Green welcome businesses to sign-up for the ServiceIQ Great Lake Taupo Business Awards. ...

The annual Great Lake Taupo Business Awards returns in 2017 – revamped and reinvigorated.

Property value tax garners interest

Gareth Morgan, leader of The Opportunity Party, says wage earners are suckers and property owners should be taxed.

Talk of a tax on property values perked up a Taupo crowd on Tuesday evening.

Childrens' book comes to life

Play - The 13-Storey Treehouse: The Great Lake Centre on Monday May 8, starts 6pm. Tickets from Ticketek or phone 0800 ...

How often does the Great Lake Centre have flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla on stage?

Large scale events boosting Taupo economy

Sporting events like the IronMan are big business in Taupo.

Hosting large scale events has boosted Taupo's economy to the tune of $32.7 million over the last twelve months. 

Business owners invited to mentor

Rick Keehan is calling for current and former business owners to consider mentoring.

A restaurateur-turned-business advisor is calling for local business owners to consider taking on a mentee and sharing their knowledge.

Tasting the methanol, smelling the smoke

Paul Drew took on Lolife at the Lack-a-Trackion burnout competition on Saturday.

Our reporter Steph Rangi takes a ride to find out why people love doing burn outs.

Joyce visits Taupo

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National's new finance minister Steven Joyce delivers his first speech to ...

Ahead of setting the upcoming budget Finance Minister Steven Joyce visited Taupo to see what the region could benefit from

Taupo's Anzac Day Dawn Service

Taupo's Anzac Day Dawn Service saw more than 1000 people arrive at the Great Lake Centre before marching to the Taupo RSA.

More than 1000 people were at the Great Lake Centre at 5.45am for Taupo's Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Asbestos cladding stolen

Gareth Green, Taupo District Council CEO

The dangerous asbestos cladding wasn't fenced off after council staff were evacuated - and someone stole it.

All welcome for planting day

Join Shawn and Cathy Vennell for a Greening Taupo planting day on Saturday April 22 from 10am to 2pm at Thermal Explorer ...

Shawn Vennell has 1500 native trees to plant on Saturday, and he's calling on Taupo families to give him a hand.

Drunk teen attacks grandma

Rosalie Davidson was left bloodied and bruised but during the ordeal all she worried about was her grandson.

It was broad daylight when Rosalie Davidson saw the drunk girls, but when she went to help, it turned nasty.

Council accused of double standards

Asbestos concerns have arisen in Turangi as well.

Councillor calls foul over the proposed $15 million rebuild of the Taupo District Council offices. 

Psych report for alleged Taupo killer

The murder accused had his named suppressed when he appeared in the Rotorua District Court on Wednesday.

A man accused of killing in Taupo at Easter has appeared in court.

Tourist charged over state highway crash

A German tourist has been convicted for causing a serious crash near Turangi last month.

A German tourist responsible for a head on crash last month was sentenced in Taupo's District Court last Thursday.

Drone helps locate cannabis

Police are going hi-tech and using drones to locate cannabis plantations in the Taupo area.

An anonymous tip-off, men with machetes 'reeking' of cannabis and a drone led police to 'significant' drug bust.

Councillors prefer to stay at lakefront location

Taupo District Council

We'd like to stay here, councillors say, but what does the community think?

Gales and rain expected to batter Taupo

Power boats and yachts moored around Lake Taupo are at risk of strong winds and high lake levels as Cyclone Cook passes ...

The Taupo Harbourmaster's office is warning boaties to check their moorings and prepare for 130kmh winds as Cyclone Cook sweeps across the country.

Taupo fatal victim named

Police have named the man who died when two utes collided on Taupo's Broadlands Rd on Wednesday. He was Malcolm Fergus ...

Malcolm Fergus Gillanders-Ryan, 77, died in a crash in wet conditions on the outskirts of Taupo on Wednesday.

Dying woman selling everything in a garage sale

Dying Tokoroa pensioner Anne Bishop finds strength through her Catholic faith as she prepares to sell almost everything ...

Sensing her days are numbered a Tokoroa woman has decided to sell almost everything she owns.

Tuwharetoa vote 'yes' to Treaty settlement

Paramount chief Sir Tumu Te Heuheu addresses Ministers at Parliament after initialling of the Deed of Settlement in ...

Most of Tuwharetoa are happy to proceed with a settlement agreement, vote shows.

Curious science zone opens at Easter

Lucas learns about tectonic plates at Mind Junction's new Discovery Centre - opening on Saturday March 15 at the ...

A new Te Papa-esque learning centre opens in Taupo this Easter.

More time for consulting needed, says retiring GP

Dr Dave Nixon, retiring after 32 years at Taupo Health Centre on Heuheu St, says

Being a GP just isn't what it used to be, says retiring doctor.

Turangi can take a leaf out of Twizel's book

Aerial view showing Twizel.

Turangi and Twizel share many similarities but where one town is starting to thrive the other is in still struggling to forge its identity. 

Reporoa farmer wins Waikato/Bay of Plenty competition

Reporoa's Richard French won the Waikato/Bay of Plenty regional FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition.

The Waikato's best young farmer comes from the Reporoa, last weekend's competition showed.

Junior darts players put town on map

Jaime Barlow and Tawhaki Webber came in first and second place at the North Island Darts Tournament.

Two junior dart players have put Mangakino on the map after taking the top two places at a darts tournament.

Phoenix don't shine without lights

Taupo Phoenix Rugby League and Taupo Sports A rugby.

New floodlights for Crown Park has been a big boost for football players, but has made the Rugby League squad feel, literally, left in the dark. 

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