Bus failed to take a turn and crashed through a fence before plunging into stream, trapping one person.
"Your life will be full of adventures and I'll be right there holding your hand."
Looking for an 'ice' day out with the whole family this week?
Nick Calavrias died after a car hit his bike on the Taupo Expressway.
A new sport has bounced into town.
Disgust as freedom campers leave popular Huka Falls spot littered with human waste.
A deliberately lit fire has the Taupo Police appealing to the community to help catch those responsible.
Contact Energy Wairakei have welcomed three new interns as part of their Maori Internship Scheme.
Trust snuffed out after a thief helped themselves to a community's festive lights display.
Police are still searching for the man who sparked an armed offenders callout in Taupo on Sunday.
The final stretch of the shared path between Wharewaka and Five Mile Bay was officially opened on Thursday by Mayor David Trewavas and long-time resident Jack Waters.
Sun-seeking coffee-lovers have new option in Taupo.
A new name for Reid's Farm and new restrictions on camping stays are two suggestions being considered by Taupo District Council.
Penny Lyons is calling time of her career in radio almost twenty years to the day she started.
New Zealand may have the most sustainable solution to wild horse management in the world says one of the Wilson sisters - the stars of popular reality TV show Keeping up with the Kaimanawas.
There is often method in madness, as a class of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College students learned this year.
Having surgery before Christmas is never fun but a knock at the door from Santa helped brighten Rubi Kerr's day.
With New Zealand's blue duck/whio classified as nationally vulnerable, a release of six baby ducks has high hopes of re-population.
Taking full advantage of a predator proof fence, three New Zealand Falcon chicks are growing up quickly.
Ironmen and Ironmaori will both be calling Taupo home next year.
While burglaries were relatively low this week there appears to be a trend where electronics are being targeted in each crime.
The shock exit of John Key from his role as Prime Minister has left some members of the National Party scrambling to decide on their next leader.
The challenge was to make it fast. Tauhara College students delivered.
An influx of Australian tourists visiting Taupo is giving Taupo businesses a big slice of the estimated $14 million annual spend.
Another Taupo man will be spending Christmas behind bars after being sentenced to jail on three vehicle related charges.
Turangi Police Station will soon be open longer hours with a new non-sworn officer in training.
Starting up a new cricket club was always a bit of a risk, but it is paying off for Lake Taupo Cricket Club in more ways than one.
The Taupo Cadet Unit ended their year with a bit of pomp and ceremony. DANIEL HUTCHINSON went along to see what is was all about.
Being away from your family on December 25 can be a blessing in disguise. Here's how to make the most of it.
A hunter missing since Saturday was seen waving a foil survival sheet in the headwaters of the Tauranga-Taupo river by an NZDF aircraft.