More than 1000 people were at the Great Lake Centre at 5.45am for Taupo's Anzac Day Dawn Service.
The dangerous asbestos cladding wasn't fenced off after council staff were evacuated - and someone stole it.
Shawn Vennell has 1500 native trees to plant on Saturday, and he's calling on Taupo families to give him a hand.
It was broad daylight when Rosalie Davidson saw the drunk girls, but when she went to help, it turned nasty.
Councillor calls foul over the proposed $15 million rebuild of the Taupo District Council offices.
A man accused of killing in Taupo at Easter has appeared in court.
A German tourist responsible for a head on crash last month was sentenced in Taupo's District Court last Thursday.
An anonymous tip-off, men with machetes 'reeking' of cannabis and a drone led police to 'significant' drug bust.
We'd like to stay here, councillors say, but what does the community think?
The Taupo Harbourmaster's office is warning boaties to check their moorings and prepare for 130kmh winds as Cyclone Cook sweeps across the country.
Malcolm Fergus Gillanders-Ryan, 77, died in a crash in wet conditions on the outskirts of Taupo on Wednesday.
Sensing her days are numbered a Tokoroa woman has decided to sell almost everything she owns.
Most of Tuwharetoa are happy to proceed with a settlement agreement, vote shows.
A new Te Papa-esque learning centre opens in Taupo this Easter.
Being a GP just isn't what it used to be, says retiring doctor.
Turangi and Twizel share many similarities but where one town is starting to thrive the other is in still struggling to forge its identity.
The Waikato's best young farmer comes from the Reporoa, last weekend's competition showed.
Two junior dart players have put Mangakino on the map after taking the top two places at a darts tournament.
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 roared, and spluttered, their way around Bruce McClaren Motorsport Park this weekend for the 24 hours of LeMons event raising money for ADDI.
Kinloch Lakefront Reserve is to remain open to vehicles after a Council decision was made on the reserve's future this week.
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.
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.
No one's surprised Jamie Te Hiko is going to jail for murder. After all, killing women runs in the family.
The motorcyclist who died in a crash in Bulls was 26-year-old Hayden Tahau.
Ala' Al-Bustanji is taking on Louise Upston in Taupo this election.
Songs will be sung to support a little Taupo girl bravely battling an inoperable brain tumour.
Taupo teen has been shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Games.
Man's best friend is helping people connect in Taupo.
Tauhara Collge's electric-bike building team are planning to learn from last year's mistakes.