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Taupo News #82 – Week Ending 17th February 2019


Large scrub fire near Five Mile Bay, Taupo, forces evacuation of nearby campsite
A large scrub fire near Five Mile Bay, in the Taupo area, has forced the evacuation of a nearby campsite. Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift …

Teenager Caitlin O’Reilly swims the length of Lake Taupo
A girl who swam the length of Lake Taupō in 13 hours says swimming pools’ lane ropes bother her. “I feel more free in the open water than I do in the …

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Taupo News #81 – Week Ending 10th February 2019


Tuwharetoa St chosen as preferred site for council building in Taupo
TaupÅ District Council today chose a council-owned building on the TÅ«wharetoa Street carpark behind Burger King as the preferred site for its …

Taupo Market’s riverside location confirmed
TaupÅ District Council has confirmed the TaupÅ Market can continue operations from its current location at Riverside Park after approving a variation …

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Taupo News #80 – Week Ending 3rd February 2019


Car in Lake Taupō after Rebel Sport burglary
A police media spokeswoman said it was suspected the car was used overnight in a burglary at Rebel Sport in Taupō and it was possibly involved in …

Turangi v Taupo: ‘Forgotten’ small town threatens law suit over cashed up Taupo
The prime concern: Taupō gets money “without hesitation” from the district council, while Turangi is considered the poorer cousin treated with …

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Taupo News #79 – Week Ending 27th January 2019


State Highway 1 near Taupo reopens after two-car crash injures five
State Highway 1 near Taupo reopens after two-car crash injures five … State Highway 1 south of Taupo has reopened after a two-car crash blocked …

Helicopter crashes in Taupo
Emergency services are responding to State Highway 1 near Maroa Road, near Atiamuri, where a helicopter has crashed after hitting power lines.

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Taupo News #78 – Week Ending 20th January 2019


Serious crash in Taupo leaves multiple people injured
Four people have been transported to hospital following a serious crash at the intersection of Wairakei Drive and Huka Falls Road in Taupo.

Serious competition for 77-year-old at Taupo Historic GP
A 77-year-old racecar driver will be staving off the young guns at the Taupō Historic GP this weekend. The two-day event features 22 races across a …

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Taupo News #77 – Week Ending 13th January 2019


Tractors spectacular once again in Taupo Bay
Tractors of all sizes, ages and condition rumbled through Taupo Bay for the tiny settlement’s fifth annual Tractor Spectacular. More than 30 teams took …

Successful Taupo House Builder, Mat Staples Builder Has Relocated from Auckland to Taupo
Taupo, NZ – Successful house builder, Mat Staples Builder has relocated their office from Auckland to Taupo. While they have moved their office to …

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