A change to allow liquor licence renewals to be advertised online means lower costs for applicants and more timely notification for the community.
Dog adoptions from the Taupo pound are increasing, with over 50 dogs adopted already this year and 34 adoptions in March and April alone.
Four water main breaks in the area of Tamamutu Street, Rifle Range Road and Hatepe Avenue have disrupted supply to about 50 properties in the area.
A new filtering device set to be installed on the lakefront will help prevent sediment, oil and debris from entering Lake Taupo.