Taupo Times

Taupo features in explosive new book

Becoming a bestselling children's book author and an award-winning biotechnologist was not the easiest of career paths ...

The lake became a cauldron. Steam exploded from different sites, crashing boulders splashing and hissing as they fell into the water. The great mountain rumbled before it tore itself apart, its peak disappearing as Ruapehu spewed the Earth's molten innards into the sky.

Cheal buys ISPS Consulting Engineers

Cheal director Phil Battersby

Three staff with structural engineering expertise have joined the Cheal's Taupo office.

Funeral home targeted by vandals

Graeme McIntosh says he is sick of boyracers damaging the road and berm outside Taupo Funeral Services.
He says he ...

Funeral home owner pissed off by reckless damage

Remembering Moko

Moko Rangitoheriri was tortured and killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa.

A memorial to remember a toddler killed by his caregiver is to be installed in Taupo.

Man made snow coming to Taupo

Happy Valley will be on 'tour' this coming weekend when they bring snow to town.

Mt Ruapehu's Happy Valley is going on tour, bringing snow and fun to Taupo's lakefront.

Claims of small boat snub for new Taupo marina

The Motuoapa Marina upgrade is almost complete.

With Motuoapa Marina redevelopment only weeks away from being completed submissions are being sought on the proposed new annual berthing fees.

All welcome to 5km Winter Series

Taupo Harrier Club's 5km run Winter Series starts on Saturday May 27 at 1.30pm and runs for five consecutive Saturdays - ...

All welcome to 5km Winter Series

Delay on Freedom Camping decision

Taupo District Council are delaying making a decision on the draft Freedom Camping Bylaw by two weeks, until May 22.

Threats of legal action have contributed to a decision to delay passing the Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw.

Not guilty pleas to car manslaughter

A man has pleaded not guilty to killing a Taupo woman by using a car as a weapon.

A psychiatric report has been sought over car manslaughter allegations.

Searching for car

Taupo Police are asking for any information on this Silver Holden Commodore Sedan.

Taupo Police are asking the public for help in identifying a Silver Holden Commodore that was involved in a driving complaint at the intersection of Horomatangi Road and Titiraupunga Street at 5pm on Monday the 24th April 2017 just prior to a crash at the intersection.

Councillor wants proof of asbestos risk

Councillor John Boddy

Councillor says proof of asbestos risk should be found first.

No effect on rates, finance manager says

Taupo District Council are planning to move their customer service staff to 46 Horomatangi St, next to the Post Office, ...

Rates will not increase to cover the cost of council relocating, the Taupo District Council's finance manager says.

Students urged not to indulge too much at after parties

Sergeant Sarah Foster urging parents to control the supply of alcohol for after balls.

As the season of after-balls is fast approaching Taupo Police are pleading with the community to do their research around the health effects of alcohol and the law before supplying to those under 18 years old.

Business plan leads to winning idea

Tauhara College students create a business idea for hot socks
From left, Keith, Lawrence, Shakayla, Matthew and Joanna

Tauhara College business and economic students come together to create five business ideas to present to judges over three-days.

More Taupo people using HomeStart grant

The KiwiSaver HomeStart grant has helped 155 Taupo residents into a home in the last year, MP for Taupo Louise Upston says.

More Taupo residents are able to own their own home thanks to the government's KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme, MP Louise Upston says.

College golfer wins BOP tournament

Hanna Kilmister, a 14-year-old Taupo-nui-a-Tia College student, won the girls' division at a recent Bay of Plenty golf ...

College golfer wins BOP tournament

Support courses provided for those in need


Mangakino keen for more campers

A proposed freedom camping area on the edge of Lake Maraetai.

Mangakino keen for more campers

Taupo vying for top town placing

Tawhirimatea Southwick-Hazelden shows off the skills he's learnt since joining Kids on Bikes.

While Taupo may not be as big as the main cities in New Zealand, that hasn't stopped the small town in being high competition for the Top Town.

Council staff to abandon building after asbestos found

Barriers prevent entry to the frontage of the Taupo District Council's Lake Terrace building, where loose cladding ...

Taupo District Council's 125 staff will move to five temporary offices around Taupo township from July.

Embroiders showcase artwork

Ann Bleakley, Ann Reeves, Pene Williamson and Alisa Gathergood show off embroidery displayed at the Taupo museum

Taupo Embroiderers' Guild  take to the Museum to show off their handcrafted heirlooms.

Funding boost for Taupo's tourism

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.

With the latest announcement of a $178m Tourism Infrastructure Fund, excitment is rich with what can be boosted in the Taupo area.

No gain from freedom campers, resident protests

Freedom campers will only be allowed to in Turangi's town centre carpark - an area without a public toilet.

Why encourage stingy visitors, Turangi resident asks.

Motorhome owners to bear the brunt

Taupo District Council's proposed bylaw will ban campervans from staying anywhere in the district, with the exception of ...

Motorhome owners that park in front of friends' or families' houses may face a fine if a proposed freedom camping bylaw goes ahead.

New Graduate joins Taupo team

A small town girl follows her career choice taking her to the Taupo Times.

Schools reject idea of free campsites next door

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board are against the council's suggestion that 100 freedom campers sleep outside Taupo schools.

Trust board rejects proposals for camping on schools' boundary

Alleged wife killer named

Simon Harvey Frank, who is accused of killing his wife Petra.

A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in Taupo can now be revealed as her husband.

Popular camping site could be expanded

Mangahuia Campsite, Tongariro National Park.

An increase of visitors to a Tongariro National Park campsite has prompted DOC to look at expanding the site.

Paddling pairs back on water thanks to geothermal site

Pounamu Aporo and Paahi Wall in Taupo Waka Ama Club's new 8-metre waka.

A stroke of generosity from the Craters of the Moon Trust has created a new avenue of comeition for Taupo's Waka Ama club.

Children shown the paths of a leader

Former Air Force pilot Angela Swan-Cronin signs autographs for children attending Friday's Taupo Leadership Day.

'No-one succeeds alone', children told at Leadership workshop.

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