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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. 

Lemons go the distance

24 LeMons NZ:  Spectators $10. Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park,Saturday from 8:45am until Sunday 8am.  The cheapest ...

Lemons roared, and spluttered, their way around Bruce McClaren Motorsport Park this weekend for the 24 hours of LeMons event raising money for ADDI.

Kinloch to remain open for vehicles

Bruce Holyoake, grandson of former Prime Minister, Sir Keith Holyoake has been leading the charge to prevent council ...

Kinloch Lakefront Reserve is to remain open to vehicles a­fter a Council decision was made on the reserve's future this week.

taupo rugby

Taupo Phoenix Rugby League and Taupo Sports A rugby.

Whether you are a union or league supporter there was plenty on offer in Taupo over the weekend with both the Taupo Sports A and Taupo Phoenix both having home games. 

Meat to be rescued from crashed truck

Tonnes of meat will need to be removed from the refrigerated truck before flipping it over, removal crews say.

A total by-pass of Bulli Pt is still on the cards for SH1 and will be discussed again next week following major disruption on the route on Wednesday.

Killing women runs in the family

Jamie Te Hiko came from a family where violence was common, the court heard.

No one's surprised Jamie Te Hiko is going to jail for murder. After all, killing women runs in the family.

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.

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