News

October

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.

Sister city artists’ work on display

Paintings by a talented group of artists from one of Taupo’s sister cities will be on display at Taupo Museum from Saturday.

Attention Wairakei residents

There has been a mains break which has affected our ability to supply water to the village. Contractors are working on recitfying the situation.

Keeping the Taupo District beautiful

More than 300 kilograms of rubbish and recycling was collected by volunteers around the district during Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week last week.

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