Holiday Information 2017/2018

​​​​​​​​There's a lot to know about what's happening in the Taupo District over the festive season, so here is some information you might find useful. From all of us at Taupo District Council, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!​​​​​​

Council office hou​rs over the fes​​​tive season​

​​DateOpening hours​
Friday 22 December ​Offices close at 1pm
Monday 25 December 
​Offices closed
Tuesday 26 December Offices closed
Wednesday 27 December ​9am to 3pm
Thursday 28 ​December ​9am to 3pm
​Friday 29 December​​9am to 3pm
Monday 1 January 2017​Offices closed​
​Tuesday 2 January 2017Offices closed
​​Wednesday 3 January 2017​Normal hours resume*

If you need to contact the council at any time, you can call 0800 AS​K TDC (0800 275 832). This is a 24/7 service. ​During office hours, please call the phone numbers below.

Taupo main office, 46 Horomatangi Street, Taupo. Ph +64 7 376 0899.
Turangi office, Town Centre, Turangi. Ph +64 7 386 7017.
Mangakino office, Civic Centre, Rangatira Drive, Mangakino. Ph +64 7 8828191.

*Please see our Contact Us page for more information, including our normal opening hours for each of our office locations.

Refuse​ and recycling coll​​ec​tion

​Christmas wee​​k

This year Christmas falls on a Monday, which means our rubbish and recycling schedule is affected. For the week of December 25-29, the table below shows what day your rubbish will be collected.
Usual rubbish collection dayCollection day during Christmas week
Monday 25 DecemberTuesday 26 December
Tuesday 26 DecemberWednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 DecemberThursday 28 December
Thursday 28 DecemberFriday 29 December
Friday 29 DecemberFriday 29 December (unchanged)

New Year's Day we​ek 

Rubbish and recycling days remain as normal for January 1 and 2. Remember to have your rubbish and recycling kerbside by 7.30am on the day of collection.​

To check the collection day for your area visit our refuse and recycling​ pages.

Landfill and Transfer Stati​​​o​ns

Landfill, resource recovery centres and transfer stations will have normal operating hours except for Christmas Day when all facilities will be closed.

Find out more about our refuse and recycling services here.

Libraries and Mus​eum

Taupo District Libr​​aries

​All Taupo District Libraries are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2 January. All days in between and from Wednesday, 3 January 2018 are normal library hours. 

View the opening hours for Taupo District Libraries here​​. 

Taupo Mus​eum

Taupo Museum is closed on Christmas Day, but otherwise open daily from 10am to 4.30pm.

Leisure facilities​

AC Baths and Turtl​e Pools Turangi

The AC Baths and Turtle Pools Turangi will be open every day throughout the holiday period apart from Christmas Day. Opening hours will be reduced slightly on some days during the festive season.

View the opening hours for the AC Baths here
View the opening hours for Turtle Pools Turangi here.

Mangakino Community P​​ool 

The Mangakino Community Pool​ is open during the school holidays (weather permitting). During this period, the pool is open daily between12.30pm and 4.30pm​, except for Christmas Day when the pool is closed.

Indoor Rockw​all

​The Rockwall's opening hours vary daily, so please check here for opening hours​ in December 2017 and January 2018.

​​Fitness Stud​​​io

​The Fitness Studio will be op​​en every day throughout the holiday period apart from Christmas Day. Opening hours will be reduced slightly on some days during the festive season. Group Fitness and Aqua classes finish for 2017 on Friday, December 15 with most classes resuming on Monday, January 8 2018, with a few exceptions.

View the Fitness Studio opening hours and Group Fitness classes over the festive season here.

​Other useful information

Animal management and noise control
Regulatory services, like animal management and noise control, will be available over the Christmas period. They can be contacted through the regular after hours phone service on 07 376 0899 or 0800 ASKTDC.

Dog​​ exercise areas
A handy map of dog exercise areas and dog restricted areas is available ​here.​

​Liquor ban
New Year liquor bans will be in force from noon on 27 December to 7am on 4 January. 
For full details and maps click here.​

LIM applications
Please be advised that LIM applications will not be processed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Monday 15 January 2018. LIM applications received after 11 December 2017 cannot be guaranteed to be issued prior to 22 December 2017. ​Express service (four hours) will continue to be available on selected properties, only where this option is shown.



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