They’ll always be the Turtle Pools

The winner of the Turangi aquatic centre competition has been named.

Building booming in Taupo District

Residential building activity in the Taupo District has increased to levels not seen since 2007.

Strap yourself in: the cycle challenge is coming!

The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is back for another year next weekend, and there will be bikes galore circumnavigating the lake for the 39th time!

What’s happening in your neighbourhood?

We’re supporting a whole heap of community events this summer, that’s what!

Retail spending higher in the Taupo District

Retail spending in the Taupo District increased by 5.2 per cent in the September quarter, two per cent more than the national average.

Pirate ship playground on its way for Acacia Bay

The community has spoken, and a pirate ship playground is what it wants!

Gold accreditation for AC Baths Swim School

The team at the AC Baths have become the first swim school in the country to be presented with a gold accreditation.

Giant bike returns to home on the hill

The giant bike sculpture removed from the top of Control Gates Hill after it was vandalised last year has been repaired and returned to its home.

Southern rural fire force shaping up

Around 20 community-minded people have put their hands up to join the ranks of the Southern Lakes Volunteer Rural Fire Force.


Have you ever considered what the physical manifestation of domestic power might look like? Artist Susan Mabin is showing the world her interpretation in her new exhibition at Taupo Museum.

Roberts Street to be tidied up

The paved area outside the bars and restaurants on Roberts Street is being given a mini makeover in preparation for the busy summer ahead.

Feedback sought on playground planned for Acacia Bay

There’s still time to have your say on the playground at Besley Park in Acacia Bay, which is set to be replaced with a new one in early 2016.


Water main extension to improve summer flow

Taupo’s water main network is being extended to accommodate higher use over the summer months as demand increases.

Intersection work moves up the street

​Work has begun at the intersection of Tongariro and Tamamutu streets.

Great Lake Walkway work moves to water treatment plant

Work on the concreting and widening of the Great Lake Walkway has moved to the footpath by the Lake Terrace water treatment plant this week.

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