Our reputation as New Zealand's events capital has been further cemented after Taupo received an international event award.
A new online fire permit system has been introduced to make it easier for those lighting fires during the restricted fire season to get a permit.
There are just over two weeks to return your completed voting papers to make your vote count in the local elections.
The dog that was stolen from his family and ‘best mate’ who is recovering from a spinal injury has been returned home with help from a microchip.