Ruapehu Press

Kiwi killed by car in National Park

The Department of Conservation is asking drivers to watch out for kiwi.

DOC is asking drivers to be careful after a Kiwi died in Raurimu last week.

Regions benefit from $1.2m investment

Public toilets in Mangaweka, Taihape and Hunterville will be getting an upgrade to give the 'best loo' in Waiouru a run ...

$1.27 million has been announced for six new tourism infrastructure projects across the Manawatū-Whanganui region.

Sledding area to stay free

Khloe-Joy Tamihana has fun in the snow mound children can play in for free outside Happy Valley Bistro.

Popular areas of Mt Ruapehu are to remain free of charge after proposed costs outraged locals and snow-lovers.

Popular ski route cafe closes

Cafe 39 South, will close its doors on Sunday after six years of feeding hungry tourist on the way to the ski fields.

The countdown is on as visitors flock to say their goodbyes to a popular country cafe.

Possible green space for Ohura

Ohura local, Michelle Dolheguy said turning the town's eyesore into a public, green space will give visitors a reason to ...

Derelict land in the centre of Ohura may soon be turned into a public green space for visitors to enjoy.

Ruapehu District may match Government tourism funds

The Bridge to Nowhere on Ruapehu's Mountain-To-Sea cycle trail.

The governments recent 1.5 million investment in Ruapehu tourism infrastructure has councilor Windell concerned over raising debt levels.

Forum discuss emergency preparedness

The Central Plateau Volcanic Advisory Group discusses emergency planning in Ohakune last week.

Ruapehu Emergency Management join Central Plateau Volcanic Advisory Group in discussions.

TLC welcomes Electricity Authority Report

Councillor Jacques Windell.

The Lines Company said feedback from the latest report released by the Electricity Authority is valuable and timely.

Trial hopes to improve water quality

Annie Windell refuses to drink water in Taumarunui after both her and her daughter suffered severe stomach pain.

All year carbon dosing to improve Taumarunui's drinking water is estimated to cost $7000 extra a year.

Submission period for Raetihi concept plans extended

Raetihi concept plan is designed to connect pedestrians and cyclists to key sites.

The deadline for version one of the concept plans has been extended to give the community more time to provide feedback.

KCE win for meter reader initiative

KCE staff at the 2017 Safeguard New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards - Lace McCool, Kayla Gubb, Chris Fincham, ...

Commitment to keeping meter readers safe was recognized at the 2017 Safeguard New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards.

Tackling the issue of cold damp homes

Sharon Mountain has found winter a lot warmer this year and has plans to cover more windows in the house.

Staff at Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust got to learn about the science behind the problem of many damp houses in the district.

Ski season kicks off at Happy Valley

The ski season kicked off at Whakapapa's Happy Valley on Saturday bringing fun in the sun for everyone.

Whakapapa’s Happy Valley was the first ski area in New Zealand to open a month earlier for the winter season.

Fun and laughter at Carrot Carnival

John Archer aka Gandalf in his spare time added a special touch of magic to the festivities.

Covering events in the Ruapehu District.

A train ride back to rail's romantic past

An influx of visitors will stop over to experience good old fashioned Taumarunui hospitality.

Dust from the deserted platform at the Taumarunui Railway Station will be swept aside as hundreds of visitors come to experience piece of Kiwiana.

Overseas interest in Ruapehu Ring of Fire event

The Ruapehu Ring of Fire ticks all the boxes for ultra marathon competitors.

Ruapehu Ring of Fire ticks all the boxes for international competitors which could develop into an iconic international event for the Ruapehu district.

Designer inspired by snow days

Fashion designer, Janelle Hinch (back left) winter collection modelled by Molly Parker, Amba Carter and Cecilia Roke.

Ohakune's winter wonderland is the inspiration behind a designer's clothing line.

Rest home's stand against bullying

Registered Nurse Randeep Kaur supports Pink Shirt Day.

Covering events and activities in the Ruapehu District.

Grand entrance retells journey of learning for students

Carver James Cannon and his family outside the entrance of Kuratau School.

Visitors to Kuratau School will be greeted with two carvings recently unveiled.

No link of myrtle rust in Taumarunui yet after Te Kuiti nursery tests positive

Myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii) has already reached Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Taumarunui has been cleared of traces of Myrtle Rust so far after plants from a Te Kuiti tree nursery tested positive.

KCE stand united against bullying

King Country Energy staff in Taumarunui spread the important message against bullying.

Staff at King Country Energy in Taumarunui wear pink to make a stand against bullying.

Changes to maternity services go ahead

Mum Johanna Street with her daughter Rosie.

A new contract is being developed with lead maternity carers to improve a support level of care for mothers in Taumarunui.

Snow cadets take on ski season

Caslo Winikerei and Waitangi Patena are gearing up to welcome the first visitors for the season to Moutn Ruapehu this ...

With just days until the ski lifts start turning, new staff are getting pumped for the pow.

Snow and rain cause slips

Slips on Parapara rd SH4, continue to cause disruption.

More slips continue to cause havoc on Parapara rd in Raetihi.

Police Briefs

02022017 News GRANT MATTHEW/Fairfax NZ

Police, accident, crash, vehicle, highway patrol, emergency

Incidences in the Ruapehu District.

Horizons joins hunt for myrtle rust

Myrtle Rust.

Myrtle rust hasn't been detected in the Horizons region but MPI still need help in tracking the fungal disease.

Phone scammers target elderly

Senior constable Peter Marks wants people to be wary of callers saying they are from Microsoft or giving out personal ...

Police are advising seniors to be vigilant about becoming victims to scammers.

Ratepayers group aims to educate and inform

Members of the newly formed Taumarunui Residents and Ratepayers Association.

Members from the TLC Set Us Free committee have formed the Taumarunui Residents and Ratepayers Association.

Journey of faith for St Pat's children

Bishop Steve Lowe, Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, and Fr Lawrie Bishop, Church of the Immaculate Conception, with the St ...

Fat pic.

Council and Fed' Farmers clash over funding

Mayor Don Cameron talks to a meeting of Ruapehu-Wanganui Federated Farmers.

President for the Ruapehu-Wanganui Federated Farmers accused staff and councillors of having a personal interest after the Ruapehu District Council approved annual plan funding to boost tourism.

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