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Taupo News #43 – Week Ending 20th May 2018

Man accused of ramming Taupo police car with stolen SUV before chasing officers down the road …
Taupo Area Commander Inspector Warwick Morehu praised the two “young” officers involved for the way they handled the situation, saying they were …

Taupo Police patrol rammed by stolen vehicle
A Police vehicle was rammed head on in Taupo by a stolen SUV last night (Wednesday). The Police car was deliberately hit at about midnight when …

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Taupo News #42 – Week Ending 13th May 2018

Oops! Car drives over wall in Taupo
A car has driven through a fence and over a wall in The Warehouse carpark in Taupo. A police spokeswoman said the driver attempted to reverse out of a park this afternoon but ended up going forward and the car is now lodged on the wall. No one was injured in the incident. Photo/Supplied. Share on …

NZGA Seminar on Geothermal Asset Management Strategies, Taupo – June 21, 2018
The New Zealand Geothermal Association (NZGA) has released a Save the date for a Seminar on Geothermal Asset Management Strategies in Taupo …

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Taupo News #41 – Week Ending 6th May 2018

Lotto Powerball prize jackpots to $16 million, big wins for Taupo, West Coast tickets
The winning tickets were sold at Pak’nSave Taupo and via MyLotto to a player from the West Coast. Powerball was not struck in last night’s live draw and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $16 million. Strike Four has also rolled over and will be $700,000 on Wednesday night, …

Taupo supervolcano eruption: Just how much time will we get?
The past 26,000 years have seen about 28 major eruptions at Taupo, including one of the world’s largest known: the devastating Hatepe eruption …

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Taupo News #40 – Week Ending 29th April 2018

Quick arrests made following Taupo robbery
Around 8am three men armed with crowbars robbed a dairy on Rifle Range Road, taking cash and cigarettes. The group left the scene in a Subaru vehicle, believed to be stolen. The same vehicle was spotted by Police on State Highway 5 near Waiotapu around 8:30am. The vehicle initially failed to stop …

Fire destroys Taupo house
A fire has destroyed a Taupo home with one person taken to hospital. The Hinemoa Ave house was fully involved when fire service crews arrived at the address after being called at 9.16pm yesterday. Four trucks from Taupo and Kinloch attended. New Zealand Fire Service northern communications shift …

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Taupo News #39 – Week Ending 22nd April 2018

Rotorua and Taupo back in tender process for rescue choppers
A rationalisation of nationwide rescue chopper services prompted concerns that Taupo and Rotorua would no longer be used as rescue helicopter bases. Taupo mayor Dave Trewavas, Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick and Ruapehu mayor Don Cameron were reassured at a meeting with Health Minister …

Sponsor of Taupo rescue helicopter shocked by threat
The possible canning of the Taupo-based rescue helicopter came “like a bolt out of the blue” to its principal sponsor Greenlea Premier Meats, which has given more than a $1 million to the service. Managing director of the Waikato-based family-owned company Tony Egan said he was very disappointed …

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Taupo News #38 – Week Ending 15th April 2018

Man critically injured in Taupo hit-and-run
A pedestrian has been critically injured after being hit by a car in Taupo this afternoon. A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle. Source: 1 NEWS. The man was injured in a hit-and-run on Huka Falls Rd at 1.45pm. He has since been flown to Waikato Hospital. The car involved fled the scene but …

March protests proposed closure of Taupo rescue helicopter service
Protesters pushed a medical gurney along a rainy Taupo street this morning to oppose the proposed closure of a rescue helicopter base in the town. The crowd of up to 1000 people of all ages turned out in Taupo to protest the possible axing of Taupo’s Greenlea rescue helicopter. Some carried a …

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