News

October

Plans afoot to replace Turangi turtle

Turangi mall’s iconic turtle was found to be damaged beyond repair when it was removed to allow for revitalisation works to take place this week.

New district events manager appointed

Taupo District Council’s new events manager Steve Giles is set to hit the ground running once he officially starts in the role on December 1.

All go for Labour Weekend

Plenty of activities are lined up in the Taupo District this long weekend, with everything from motorsport to arts, culture and community events.

New warning signage for swimmers’ protection

New signs have been installed in two dangerous spots along the Waikato River ahead of summer to warn people against swimming in the hope of saving lives.

The Homefront - A glimpse of the Taupo District during the Great War

The Taupo District’s fallen soldiers will be recognised and remembered in a Taupo Museum exhibition ahead of the World War I centenary next year.

Temporary water shut down in Turangi

Water will be turned off in Turangi on Wednesday night to allow maintenance to be carried out on the reservoir that provides the town’s water supply.

Wheels turning on giant bike repair

Taupo District Council agreed to contribute $2500 towards the repair of the giant bike sculpture provided its future is formally secured.

Butterfly sculpture to spread its wings at domain

A butterfly sculpture designed by a talented Taupo-nui-a-Tia College student will be brought to life on Tongariro Domain.

Towards the Precipice

Explore the world of propaganda through a collection of posters produced around World War II. The exhibition, Towards the Precipice, features Spanish, German, British and Soviet posters dating from 1935 to 1942.

Get to know your neighbours

Now is the time to get to know your neighbours with Neighbourhood Week from October 24 to November 2. You can secure one of 40 one-off grants of $50 to go toward a neighbourhood function.

Feedback wanted on gambling policy

Taupo District Council is proposing to slightly lower the number of gaming machines allowed in the district as part of its gambling policy’s scheduled review.

Giant bike decision deferred

The decision about how Taupo’s giant bike sculpture will be repaired has been deferred by Taupo District Council until next month.

Security improvements for Spa Thermal Park

Thieves are more likely to get caught at Spa Thermal Park following a Taupo District Council decision to install a power cable to guarantee the operation of the CCTV camera.

Restricted fire season begins

A fire permit will be needed by anyone wanting to light an open fire in a rural area in the Taupo District from today as the restricted fire season gets underway.

September

Mucking in to help green Taupo

Hundreds of native trees were planted at Spa Thermal Park yesterday in an effort to regenerate the park’s natural environment.

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