Taupo News #72 – Week Ending 9th December 2018


Phillips, Vodickova tops at Taupo
After a dominating 1:14:00 run, Phillips defended his 2017 Taupo 70.3 title, finishing in 3:52:57 with a 2:36 margin on Munro (1:16:25 run) and 3:16 on …
Phillips, Kahlefeldt shine at Taupo half-ironman
Phillips backed up his victory of 12 months ago, when the event was run as a duathlon after the waters of Lake Taupo were ruled off-limits through an …
One person unaccounted for in Taupo house fire
One person is unaccounted for in a house fire in Taupo. Source: 1 NEWS. Fire and Emergency New Zealand confirmed to 1 NEWS the person is not …
12 days of SPCA Christmas pets: Meet Lizzie, the cat fromTaupo
Once again, Stuff is working with SPCA New Zealand over the Christmas season to share with you 12 potential pets from across the country who are …
Suzuki Series: Shane Richardson and Damon Rees strong in Taupo
The 23-year-old took a borrowed Kawasaki ZX10R bike to win Round 1 of the premier F1 class in the Suzuki Series at Taupo on Sunday, the …
Trains stopped as crash on Taupo Quay extension in Whanganui left car upside down on the tracks
Two staff members from Pitzac Wood Enterprises extracted a man from his vehicle after a crash on TaupoQuay extension this afternoon. The man …
Star Aussies set to challenge defending champ Phillips at Ironman
IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo has attracted a strong contingent of Australians keen to come and see what all the fuss is about on the course that recently was …
Grace Millane: Police appeal for information on red Toyota Corolla
… that was hired from a central Auckland rental company on Sunday, the day after Ms Millane was last heard from. The car was found in Taupo
Council rules 8-storey Tāupo hotel proposal holds up to district plan
However, he said the Taupō District Plan did allow for taller buildings, citing the plan: “While the permitted height limit for buildings within the Town …
Aussie pro returns after horrific year blighted by injury
Laura Dennis (Australia) has fond memories of Taupo and will line up at the IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo on Saturday with her third-place finish in the …

Taupo News #71 – Week Ending 2nd December 2018


Two arrested over blaze that brought around 50 firefighters to Taupō
Two people have been charged with arson following a fire in Taupō early Friday morning. A 24-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were arrested …

‘What a waste’: Steinlager beer truck loses haul near the Taupo bypass
Cars were diverted to drive over the top of a roundabout near the Taupo bypass this morning after a truckload of beer spilt onto the road. A witness told …

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Taupo News #70 – Week Ending 25th November 2018


Cyclist dies during Lake Taupo Challenge
Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge management and trustees have engaged with, and are co-operating fully with NZ Police and other authorities.”.

Taupo residents horrified at beech tree felling
Taupo District Council had taken the trees down without consulting anyone, because they believed they were diseased, sparking outrage from …

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Taupo News #69 – Week Ending 18th November 2018


Man killed in fiery crash near Taupo
The wrecked vehicle of a man who died in a fiery crash this morning north of Taupō is unrecognisable after it was jammed beneath a truck.

Massive power outage leaves 16000 customers in Taupō without power
Around 16,000 customers are without power in Taupō after a massive outage this morning. Unison spokesman Danny Gough said they were …

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Taupo News #68 – Week Ending 11th November 2018


Off to a new home at Taupo
The building, bordered on three sides by the former St Marys School for much of its life, has been dismantled and shifted to Taupo, where it will be …

Distinction for outstanding young Taupo pianist
Taupo registered music teacher Vivienne Sands has been teaching music since she was 15 years old. She is also an accomplished composer, with …

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Taupo News #67 – Week Ending 4th November 2018


Cricket: Cadets secure big win over Lake Taupo in Tauranga
Defending Baywide Cup champions Element IMF Cadets secured a big win over G M Painters Lake Taupo CC when they faced off as part of the …

Cultural trip brings new horizons to Taupo nui a Tia College kapa haka group
Dinny and Snow are the Harcourts Taupō Good Sorts for October. The pair lead the Te Awhiaorangi Kapa Haka group at Taupō-nui-a-Tia College.

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