A hunter missing since Saturday was seen waving a foil survival sheet in the headwaters of the Tauranga-Taupo river by an NZDF aircraft.
Swimming along Lake Terrace was banned last Friday after a 'code brown' saw sewerage spilled into the pristine waters.
Fears about 'red red wine' have caused UB40 an early New Year's Eve hangover.
A 75-year-old Turangi man who suffered a heart attack part-way through a challenge to swim 50km over three months didn't let that stop him from achieving his goal.
A new Taupo sports group is tapping into the faster, harder and gutsier side of five-a-side netball in the hopes of scoring a goal for their new club.
Reporoa School is one of five which will receive $10,000 to create an outdoor education space in 2017.
A local dance studio is nearing their 25th birthday and they aim to celebrate with a gala performance.
Much changes in science over 43 years, as retiring teacher Nigel Vanner says.
With November now at an end so is Movember. Ebb Mo Bros' marked the end of the month with a shave off. They managed to raise over $7000 and plans are already in motion for next year as a new team, Moupo Mo' Bros.
Being strapped into a V8 Holden Ute, kitted out in race gear was not how I usually spend my Monday mornings.
This last seven days my colleague Senior Sergeant Jeurissen has been informing the public what has been happening in and around town.
Residents of St John's Wood have been busy in recent weeks as they prepared for their Christmas Gala last weekend. Daniel Hutchinson went along, took some photos and bought a clay meerkat.
Taupo's team deliver great result from trans-Tasman swim-meet
He may not have left with the Junior Maori Sportsman of the year title but being chosen as a finalist was a huge honour for Taupo's Faine Kahia.
Louise Wall is hoping all past students of Taupo-nui-a-tia to help build a bright future for the college by giving back.
No need to worry about local jobs, despite overseas sale, GM says.
Plans to find 30 Taupo timber factory staff urgent work after ferocious blaze during peak season.
Kids put their hearts into the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.
The podium finishers in the 100km Women's Classic Road Race in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on Saturday all crossed the line at 2.41.03.
Love spending time with animals? Get in touch with the Taupo SPCA.
A Taupo hair salon has proven they can spin style into fashion gold worthy of a fashion mag front page.
Dominator Garage Doors Taupo has taken out two of the top national awards at a recent company conference.
In just over a weeks' time, thousands of lycra-clad kiwis, and cyclists from more than 20 countries around the world will descend on the idyllic central North Island town of Taupo to celebrate the 40th anniversary of NZ's largest cycling event.
Two of Taupo's kickboxing stars are gearing up for their first New Zealand title, all set to bring the trophies back home.
Cross Lake Taupo on a pair of pedal-powered kayaks? Let's hope this pair get calm weather.
Cabinet full of "very old trophies" was reduced to a bucket of melted metal.
She has done length of New Zealand by foot when she was 19. Now Victoria Taylor is planning to cycle around New Zealand.
If vintage cars are up your alley, then the Vintage Car Show & Shine is just for you.
Cordons were in place on Tonga Street last week as the armed offenders unit assisted police conduct a search warrant.
I continue to ask the residents of Taupo who see people or vehicles that look out of place to give us a call on 111 so we can attend and speak with these people.