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Taupo News #29 – Week Ending 11th February 2018

Truckie carries great-grandmother from Taupo blaze
A passing truck driver who carried a 91-year-old out of a burning house is being hailed as an unknown hero in Taupō. The drama began when 14-year-old Daisiah Porteous woke to a bright orange light outside her window at 2.30am on Thursday morning. “I opened the curtains and saw the fire,” she …

Taupo to host weekend of wellness
LoveLake Festival 2018 will bring a weekend of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, music and aroha to Taupo’s Wairakei Resort next month. The event will take place from the evening of Thursday March 8 to the afternoon of Sunday March 11, featuring a lineup of 23 teachers and artists from across New …

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Taupo News #28 – Week Ending 4th February 2018

Taupo rental market tight, but ex-Airbnb homes joining market might offer hope
The Taupō rental shortage is made harder by first-home-buyers purchasing homes that might have, previously, been on the rental market, says Emma Nichol, general … Emma Roberts from Harcourts Rentals Taupo says out-of-towners are cashing up in Auckland and other regions and moving to Taupo.

Taupo rental market tight, but ex-Airbnb homes joining market might offer hope
Taupo rental market tight, but ex-Airbnb homes joining market might offer hope … Exhausted Airbnb operators leaving the short-stay market are giving Taupō rental-seekers some respite. However … Most Taupo rentals spend less than a week on the market, Leanne Hall from The Property Store says.

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Taupo News #27 – Week Ending 28th January 2018

Seven people evacuated from State Highway 46 property near Lake Taupo
Seven people are being evacuated from a property following surface flooding on State Highway 46, near Lake Rotoaira, south of Lake Taupo. The road is closed between Mcdonnells Redoubt Rd and Otukou Rd. Police were asking motorist to avoid the area, allow extra time and drive to the conditions.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Rotorua and Taupo
Between 6pm and 9pm today, a few of these thunderstorms are likely to be severe between about Hamilton and Waiouru, including Tongariro National Park, western and southern parts of the Taupo region, Taumarunui, northern Taranaki and the Rotorua district, with localised downpours of 20 to 40mm …

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Taupo News #26 – Week Ending 21st January 2018

One person in critical condition following crash near Taupo
One person is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle car crash near Taupo this afternoon. A police media spokesman said police, ambulance, and fire services attended the crash on Wairakei Dr. A rescue helicopter was also called to the scene. Police received a call about the crash at 4.53pm.

Motorcyclist dies overnight after crash in Kinloch near Taupo
A motorcyclist has died overnight after he was injured in a crash in Kinloch, near Taupo, yesterday afternoon. His bike and a car collided on rural Whangamata Rd around 2.20pm on Saturday. The motorcyclist was transported to hospital in a critical condition and later died from his injuries, police said.

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Taupo News #25 – Week Ending 14th January 2018

Taupo demanding ‘please explain’ after human excrement leak
The Taupo District Council is going after Downer contractors following a human excrement spill into Lake Taupo. The spill is being put down to human error after workers failed to restart a pump once finishing routine checks on a storm water outlet. ‘No swimming’ signs are up at Acacia Bay and testing is …

Popular Lake Taupo beach closed to swimmers after wastewater spill
Swimmers have been told to avoid Acacia Bay in Lake Taupo, because of a wastewater spill caused by human error. Taupo District Council says an unknown quantity of material entered the lake at the stormwater outlet off Wily Terrace on Tuesday morning. It happened when contractors failed to restart …

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Taupo News #24 – Week Ending 7th January 2018

World famous in New Zealand: Ernest Kemp Cruises, Lake Taupo
This is a relaxing two-hour cruise on a dinky little pretend steamer painted red, white, yellow and green and looking like something out of a child’s story book. It chugs around the town end of the lake while the captain tells some of the history and stories of the area, and the friendly staff serve passengers …

Almost 2000 in Central Region without power overnight
Outages in the rural outskirts of Rotorua were not expected to be resolved until tomorrow afternoon. Unison relationship manager Danny Gough said crews in Rotorua and Taupo had done the best they could in the stormy conditions. “But it was rough out there with strong winds bringing down trees and …

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