Taupo Times

Man in Bulls crash named

Hayden Tahau, 26, died as a result of a crash in Bulls on Thursday.

The motorcyclist who died in a crash in Bulls was 26-year-old Hayden Tahau.

Working man to take on standing MP

Ala' Al-Bustanji has thrown his hat into the ring as Labour's Taupo Electorate candidate.

Ala' Al-Bustanji is taking on Louise Upston in Taupo this election.

Concert to help Elyse

A concert is being organised to raise funds for Elyse Johnson.

Songs will be sung to support a little Taupo girl bravely battling an inoperable brain tumour. 

Shortlisted for Commonwealth Games

Cole Downard has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Games.

Taupo teen has been shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Games.

Dogs enjoy benefits of CBD law

Ranger the dog loves his visits to Taupo's CBD.

Man's best friend is helping people connect in Taupo.

New goals for electric bike team

The Tauhara College team giving up lunchtimes to work on creating an EVolocity electric bike.

Tauhara Collge's electric-bike building team are planning to learn from last year's mistakes.

Electric trike under investigation

Matt Dean, Jack Pol and Sean Bowden are designing an electric bike to run on 12 volt batteries from the EVolocity ...

What's faster than bike? A trike with a motorised rear-wheel, apparently....

Helping children led to award

Claire Gianotti's passion for helping those in need has led her to receive a prestigious award.

Helping people has been Claire Gianotti's passion for a while and that was recognised when she was presented with a Chairman's award.

New Chamber president

Catie Noble, here pictured at the BNZ Great Lake Taupo Business Awards in 2015, is taking over as president.

Eight minutes is a fast time to hold and conclude an annual general meeting (AGM).

Students take on bare-head challenge

Clockwise from bottom left, Olivia Moore, Paul Taylor, Fergus Byett, Sammi Maxwell, Ani Maniapoto-Tapp and Taelyn ...

The stage filled with volunteers to have their head shaved - again and again.

School wins back shield after 68 years

Waitahanui School's athletics team surround Allan Tahau, a pupil in 1949.  They are joined by Nathan Wall, Maria Rahui ...

Allan Tahau remembers the day Waitahanui School won the Sportsmanship Shield at Taupo Interschool Athletics competition 68 years ago.

Council meetings go 'open mic'

Taupo District Council is opening its chamber to the community before its monthly meetings.

Taupo District Council is opening its chamber to the community before its monthly meetings.

Taupo to host final-round motocross thriller

Mangakino Motocross rider Kayne Lamont will race at the NZ Motocross Finals on Saturday at Digger McEwen Motosport Park ...

Taupo's Digger McEwen Motocross Park will once again host a thrilling championship final.

Taupo branded by Indians

An Indian Scout races through Taupo.

The roaring sound of Indian Motorcycles may become commonplace in Taupo after a successful weekend rally. 

Shaving for a Cure

Dave Lomas is all ready to Shave for a Cure.

He's been growing his hair for nearly two years but the time has come for it all to go.

Council sends out freedom camping caravan

Taupo's mayor is about to hit the road in his own caravan.

Freedom camping caravans are commonplace in Taupo but Taupo District Council is sending out one of its own.|

Walking for hope to stop suicide

Hope Walk is all about increaseing suicide awareness and helping with community prevention.

Suicide is not an option say a group of women walking for hope.

Night football now an option

Floodlights installed at Crown Park in November allow football teams to practice and play at night-time during winter.

Lights mean more action at Taupo's Crown Park.

Kiwi sets NZ freediving record video

Dave Mullins rises to the surface from an abandoned 105 metres dive on Thursday.

Wellington man dives 105m down into pitch black Lake Taupo waters - all on a single breath.

Young family 'ripped away'

Katie Rose Bruce and her baby son Ash died in a house fire.

Katie Rose Bruce, her partner Scott Millar and baby Ash were caught inside when their house went up in flames on a remote farm on Friday.

Scammer preys on homeless

Taupo woman Christine Preece fell victim to a scammer using Facebook to get rental deposits for properties they didn't own.

Those desperate for accommodation in Taupo have been targeted with the promise of a rental property if they pay up front. 

Girl Guides biscuits ready for selling

The Taupo GirlGuides were out and selling their biscuits last Wednesday.

Local Girl Guides will be out in force selling their much loved bikkies for the next few weeks.

Taupo perfect place for prayer for travellers

The Taupo Islamic Educational and Welfare centre's Umar Kuddus, Mohammed Zubair Ahmed, Vedat Coskun and Abdul Kuddus.

Building a mosque for local muslim families has inadvertently turned into a boost for Taupo tourism.

Turangi picks its ideal freedom campers

Turangi is cracking down on freedom campers.

Turangi Tongariro Community Board is hoping to get tougher on freedom campers in the region.

Joy over stolen items returned

A thief who targeted tourists in Turangi has been caught.

Tourists targeted by thieves have had their goods returned.

Community garden abused

Anja Schaar stands by one of the many fruit trees that have been stripped bare at the Taupo Community Gardens.

Too many people stripping fruit trees bare and not helping out the Community Gardens.

Taupo swimmers ranked in top 20

Taupo Swimming Club swimmers had good results at a recent nationals championship.

A number of Taupo's Swimming Club's swimmers achieved podium placings.

Fighting on a floating floor

A charity boxing event planned for Turangi could take place in a pool.

A fight for life event planned for Turangi this December could see boxers trade blows in a swimming pool. 

Troubadour guitarist to play cafe concert

Country-blues guitarist Chris Thompson: Playing on Sunday March 26 at Cafe Ninety Nine, 99 Tongariro St, starts 12 noon, ...

For his 19th album, folk guitarist Chris Thompson tried something new.

Study broadly, says math whiz

Despite being only in Year 12, Tim Koorey studied NCEA Level 3 Calculus and at Tauhara College last year and ...

Better to have a good grounding, than only specific expertise, whiz says.

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