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Taupo News #98 – Week Ending 9th June 2019


BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge early bird entries open
Early Bird entries for this year’s BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge have opened with hundreds of riders already taking up the challenge.

Electric scooters to go on trial in Taupo
Electric scooters for hire will be trialled in Taupō town centre from next month after Taupō District Council approved the proposal at its May council …

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Taupo News #97 – Week Ending 2nd June 2019


Car plunges down bank near Taupo, two people trapped
Two people have been freed after being trapped in a car which plunged down a bank near Taupo. Police were called to the scene on Pohokura Rd …

Young family spend night down bank after car crash near Taupo
A couple and their baby spent and night trapped down a bank following a car crash on SH5 near Waipunga Falls between Taupo and Napier.

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Taupo News #96 – Week Ending 27th May 2019


Massive summer concerts have you covered for the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s
The first tickets go on sale on Wednesday, and locals in Gibbston Valley, Taupo and Whitianga will have a chance to get exclusive tickets. Newshub.

Rescue chopper grounded while engine tested
The region’s ECT rescue helicopter has been temporarily replaced while it undergoes an engine investigation and repairs. A former Taupo-based …

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Taupo News #95 – Week Ending 19th May 2019


Taupo clear at Premiership summit
The cream appears to be rising to the top of The Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership, with ninetyblack Taupo FC opening up a two point lead following …

Looking for George Wilder: New Zealand’s renegade folk hero
The George Wilder Cottage sits on a picturesque rural backwater on the isolated western shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand – down the end of …

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Taupo News #94 – Week Ending 12th May 2019


Foul play on the fairway: Vandals suspected of sabotaging swanky Taupo golf course
Found off the Thermal Explorer Highway, north of Taupo, the green fees for a registered New Zealand golfer is usually $165. More to come.

NZ’s Best Eventers Head to Taupo for Champs
The nation’s best onshore based eventers head to Taupo this week for the much-anticipated New Zealand Three Day Event Championships, this time …

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Taupo News #93 – Week Ending 5th May 2019


Triple fatal truck crash at Hatepe, south of Taupo
Three people have died in a crash involving a truck and a van just south of Taupo overnight. The crash on State Highway 1 in Hatepe, 24km south …

Treetop House in Taupo gets Enduring Architecture award from NZIA
A Taupō classic has been recognised in this year’s NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. Treetop Home (1977) designed, by John Wilson …

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