Connect weekly 2016 Connect Weekly is printed in the Taupo Times. It contains council and community news, important dates and the Mayor and Councillors column. All documents are in PDF format. 2016Date Title 30 December Plenty on these holidays, Handy holiday information, New Year set to be a cracker.23 December See in the New Year with a big bang, Remember the liquor ban, Merry Christmas.16 December New look Wharewaka opens to the community, Check your pool is safe for summer.9 December Home stretch for Wharewaka development, Minimise the risk of fire this summer.2 December Playground progress for our neighbourhoods. Safe driving over summer.25 November We're improving our district's water, Have a cuppa with the Mayor and CEO.18 November AC Baths swim coach wins top award, Learn how to recycle, A timely reminder.11 November Great result for dog registrations, Development soaring in Taupo District.4 November Making space for waste, The changing shape of Wharewaka's lakefront.21 October Special edition: celebrating our events success, Major events here to stay.14 October Mayor David Trewavas retains the top job, Green Taupo District by learning to compost.7 October It's time we get ready to get thru, Gum trees to be removed, The votes are being counted.30 September Kinloch on track to reduce pests, Restricted fire season begins, Make your vote count.23 September Keeping up with water demand, Make your vote count, Holiday fun.16 September Help us clean up the Taupo District, Show our visitors around town, Nappy lady comes to town.9 September More free swimming lessons, New planting for Tongariro St, Speaking a new language.2 September Creating safer access along the lakefront, learn how to coach your young driver26 August Chinese visitors welcomed, Reid's Farm, Sections available in Botanical Heights.19 August Dog adoptions on the rise, Lighting up Crown Park, Chinese tourists on their way.12 August Snow a challenge for rural families, Improved mobility access for Taupo venues.5 August Are you enrolled to vote, Inspection safety, Margaret Sweeney swimming challenge.29 July Still going strong after 25 years, Developing our community, Youth Awards.22 July Work to begin at Wharewaka, Four stars for Great Lake Centre, Future of Reid's Farm.15 July Taupo Winter Festival, Life-saving defibrillator at council, Winter pack for winter driving.8 July Nominations open for local elections, Holiday fun at local libraries, Cafe embraces Te Reo.1 July Taupo Summer Concert line up announced, Learning about Matariki, Mangakino opening.24 June Bowling green tree removal, E-books popularity rising, Dog registrations due 1 July.17 June Freedom camping, Wharewaka walkway, Brightening up our library, Vote 2016.10 June Intersection upgrade, Kinloch lakefront reserve, Taupo schools make Chinese connections.3 June An engaged community, Swim teacher gets top award, The people behind the policies.27 May Customer services, Taupo Library painting, website, Mangakino town centre upgrade.20 May Nukuhau pump station work, Youth Week 2016, Progress on Poihipi Road.13 May Path at Wharewaka Point, Sponsorship for Rural Fire Force, recruits wanted.5 May Smokefree playgrounds, Dogs Online, road safety.29 Apr Taupo Museum, Building boom in Taupo District, storm water filtering device.22 Apr ANZAC Day, Pirate Day at Acacia Bay, Annual Plan submissions.8 Apr Annual Plan, Pirate Day at Acacia Bay, Holiday fun at Taupo Museum and District Libraries.1 Apr Protecting our waterways, Mangakino town centre upgrade, Driver Directions.25 Mar Building in the Taupo District, Dogs Online, Acacia Bay playground open.18 Mar New solicitor, get to know your neighbours, Easter rubbish and recycling.11 Mar Keeping our district sparkling, our arborists, bombing competition.4 Mar IRONMAN, Acacia Bay playground, Mangakino town centre upgrade.26 Feb Solar bins, Poihipi Road widening, Turtle Pools Closed for improvements.19 Feb Community ambassadors, sanitation work full of surprises, 21st Great Lake Relay.12 Feb Superloo celebrates five millionth visitor, Go By Bike Day.5 Feb Waitangi Day, Summer Reading Programme, Go By Bike Day.29 Jan Busy season in the Taupo District, Summer Concert, Waitangi Day.