News

February

Silver Civil Defence Award for Taupo’s Phil Parker

The man behind bolstering the Taupo District’s Civil Defence capability was last night presented with an award in Parliament.

Lowest rates increases in 10 years proposed

The lowest rates increases in more than a decade are being proposed in Taupo District Council’s Long Term Plan.

Child restraints focus of free event this Saturday

The Warehouse, Parents Centre, REAP and Taupo District Council will join together this Saturday to offer a free child car seat checking clinic.

Growth - Aotearoa Quilters’ Challenge

Fancy fabric and clever stitching will make up the latest exhibition at Taupo Museum with a touring display of unique quilts.

Large blaze in Taupo highlights tinder dry conditions

Volunteer firefighters have worked through the night to extinguish a blaze that took hold on about four hectares of grass and scrub alongside the East Taupo Arterial yesterday evening.

Lakefront warning signs

Warning signs have been put up on the lakefront opposite the fire station, following a sewage overflow to the stormwater system in Rawhiti Street this morning.

Sharp objects threat to workers

A rubbish contractor was lucky to escape injury when a needle and syringe was carelessly left in a recycling bin this month.

Dog rescue sweet relief for owners

A dog was reunited with his owners after more than eight hours at the bottom of a ravine this week thanks to a bunch of Civil Defence volunteers who came to the rescue.

Tidy up at Settlers’ Cemetery planned

Settlers’ Cemetery is being given an upgrade with new fencing and the removal of two trees that are likely to affect graves.

Water restrictions lifted

Water restrictions have been lifted in the Taupo District.

Waitangi festival celebrates 175th anniversary of the treaty

The Taupo District’s biggest Waitangi Day festival is back for 2015 with popular New Zealand reggae band House of Shem headlining the event.

January

Two Mile Bay warning signs

Warning signs have been put up at Two Mile Bay following a sewage spill in Marshall Avenue on Thursday morning.

Pizza boxes now recyclable in the Taupo District

Pizza boxes can now be recycled in the Taupo District, meaning awkwardly stuffing them into rubbish bags has come to an end!

Fragile

Landscape painting and the art style of cubism are two things that do not normally go together in art, so the new exhibition at Taupo Museum is set to share fresh ideas.

Sewer system to be repaired in Turangi

A number of trees will be removed from alongside the Tongariro School field in Turangi from today to allow the replacement of a collapsed sewer main.

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