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Back on the horse after bone-breaking fall

Taupo eventer Bryar Kirkeby and her thoroughbred mare HNS Supreme are taking part in Beyond the Barriers New Zealand ...

Former Taupo racehorse to showcase life as a sporthorse during Equidays Beyond the Barriers New Zealand challenge.

Huka Dolls ready to rumble in derby debut

These Huka Dolls are ready for their derby debut this Saturday. 
Stacey Cameron, Angela Godfrey, Jessica Fitzgerald, ...

Taupo's derby divas are ready to rumble this weekend for their first bout of the season this Saturday. 

Moko march, no place for violence

Terehia Wilson, Tracy Livingstone and Ally Marriott say marches to prevent child abuse are no place for violence. The ...

Organisers of the Taupo march to honour Moko Rangitoheriri, and the 200 plus victims of child abuse, on June 27 have said violent behaviour will not be tolerated on the day. 

Turangi fatal crash details revealed to court

Emergency services deal with a crash in the centre of Turangi.

Six months after the crash that killed Turangi's Orlando Bell the driver of the car appeared in Taupo District Court.

Runaway trailer was illegal

Marie Hyslop was badly injured when hit by a rogue trailer in Taupo.

The trailer that caused critical injuries to a woman in Taupo should never have been on the road according to court documents. 

Ruapheu rescuers rewarded

The crew of the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation have received an award for their ...

A daring night time rescue on the slopes of Mt Ngauruhoe last year is being recognised at the New Zealand Search and Rescue awards. 

A boy's real best friend video

Frankie and the pup spent the day bonding in Taupo.

A toddler with an incurable lung disease meets the pup who will help keep him alive.

New Bunnings store opens in Taupo

Bunnings Taupo team member Derrick enjoying the new store's opening breakfast on Monday.

The new Bunnings store in Taupo has finally opened after months of revamping the former Placemakers building in Spa Rd.

Weddings complete with horse and carriage

Karen Officer is looking forward to making weddings extra special with her carriage horse Bobby.

Taupo weddings are about to get a whole lot more exciting with a new horse and carriage business.

Sleeping gran flees flat fire

Early morning fires in Turangi and Auckland are being treated as suspicious.

She woke to find her flat being overrun by a "suspicious" blaze that threatened to spread to her daughter's house.

Council debt tops $6500 per ratepayer

Council debt has reached $6500 per ratepayer but experts say the town will be debt free in seven years.

Total gross debt for Taupo District Council has topped $6,500 per ratepayer according to figures released from staff. 

Course puts people on the right track to getting jobs

REAP tutor Jude Sherning helping Rayave Vulagi put together a CV.

A free Taupo based CV, interview and job search course is aiming to change lives.

Hundreds to march for Moko in Taupo

Moko Rangitoheriri has been remembered as boy with a cheeky grin.

Nearly 200 people have confirmed they will March for Moko in Taupo with more signing up every day. 

Popular Taupo tree light displays damaged

Taupo mayor David Trewavas checks on one of the illuminated trees in the town centre that has being damaged by vandals.

The trees lighting up Ruapheu Street roundabouts are a popular sight in Taupo might be switched off forever as vandals continue damage the display.

Lakefront property block for sale

A property portfolio of four buildings is the biggest commercial block in central Taupo to have come onto the market in ...

A building that Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub calls home is on the market - as is the surrounding buildings.

Fleeing car crashes

The car that crashed during a police chase on State Highway 5.

Car that crashed during pursuit near Taupo linked to home invasion in the Hawke's Bay.

Emerging eventers on show in Taupo

Clarke Johnstone riding Balmoral Sensation during the 2015 NRM National Three Day Event at Taupo's Fiber Fresh National ...

The annual NRM National Three Day Event once again takes place in Taupo this weekend showcasing some of the country's best eventing riders.

The Warehouse to open up shop in Turangi Mall

Angela Konui and assistant store manager Shona Ketu are excited to be opening a new branch of The Warehouse in Turangi ...

The Warehouse will be opening up another Turangi pop-up shop right in the heart of the mall this winter. 

Volcano neighbours told to "be ready"

An airborne view of the Crater Lake on top of New Zealand's largest active volcano, Mt Ruapehu. Steam has been seen ...

Volcanologists raised Ruapehu's alert rating to Level two.

Make a wish makeover for Marshall

Marshall McCash enjoys his new room complete with televisions and sound systems. His old room received a makeover thanks ...

Relaxing in his bed, remote control nearby, Marshall takes in the best of the after school cartoon shows.

Tickets selling for local fashion show

Fashion designer Chelsea Dredge and her husband Bronson pose in the woods following a photoshoot with Romea-Jae, Harlan ...

Seeking a unique piece of clothing? Try Taupo Fashion Show...

Young print apprentice picked for finals

Quality Print apprentice Andrew Jenkins has been selected as one of five finalists for the Print NZ Apprentice of the ...

What's it like being a printer?

Five mini houses distributed for kids

It doesn't have carpet or cladding, but the kids love this house. Ava, Tessa, Lucy, Harry and Zachary (clockwise from ...

It doesn't have carpet, plumbing or cladding, but the kids love it.

Abuse as murder accused appears

Queenie 'Selena' Karaka was found dead in a house at Ongaroto Marae village.

The man accused of murdering Queenie 'Selena' Karaka will stand trial in March next year.

Thieves target Huka Falls

The view of Huka Falls is a popular tourist spot but thieves appear to be targeting the vehicles of those taking in the ...

A twenty minute walk to see Huka falls was all it took for opportunistic thieves to ransack their van and take their belongings. 

Justice system "doesn't care" about our children

Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says her constituents are outraged. .

Maori leaders wants iwi to worry about more than Treaty claims to fix the violence inflicted on the country's children.

Mum and bub selfie takes top prize

Morganne and Mila pose for another selfie while Taupo parents centre president Rebecca Attenborough looks on. Morgan and ...

Morganne and Mila have taken the top prize in the Fingerprint Magazine mums and bub selfie competition this month. 

Lakefront property block for sale

A property portfolio of four buildings is the biggest commercial block in central Taupo to have come onto the market in ...

A building that Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub calls home is on the market - as is the surrounding buildings.

National Age Group Championship success for Taupo swimmers

From left Phoenix Douglas, Johnson Bishop, Brianna Green, Thomas Bishop and coach Peter McCallum with Taupo Swimming ...

Taupo Swimming Club had four swimmers compete at the recent National Age Group Champs in 

Guardians sought for Pihanga Park

Jeannie Short is looking for people to help keep Pihanga Park looking good.

Pihanga Park's development has completed its first stage and the Jeannie Short from Tauhara Community Support Initiative is looking for people to help protect the park.

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