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Taupo News #76 – Week Ending 6th January 2019


Motorists trapped after crash on Napier-Taupo highway
Emergency services are their way to a head-on crash on State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo. The crash, which happened about midday, was …

Two injured in Napier-Taupo highway crash
Two people were flown to hospital in Hastings yesterday after a head-on crash on State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo. Hawke’s Bay DHB …

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Taupo News #75 – Week Ending 30th December 2018


Man dies after drowning in town near Taupo
A man has died after a reported drowning in Turangi, a town south of Taupo. Police were called to the incident on Prince of Wales Drive, Tokaanu, …

Two people injured in crash near Lake Taupo
Two people have been injured in a crash near Lake Taupo. One person is seriously injured and trapped in a car after the head on collision, another is …

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Taupo News #74 – Week Ending 23rd December 2018


Landscape architect disagrees with locals’ assessment of Taupo hotel placement
Landscape architect Brad Coombs reviewed Taupo District Council’s assessment of a hotel application. NOTES: Taupo hotel tuwharetoa hotel.

Santa squeezes in visits to Taupo before Christmas Eve
It’s the busiest time of year for Santa, but he’s still squeezing in quick visits to Taupō. “I love dropping by Taupō to thaw out,” told several lucky Taupō …

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Taupo News #73 – Week Ending 16th December 2018


Matt Lewis takes Taupo experience in his stride
Matt Lewis takes Taupo experience in his stride … Lewis has just completed one of the toughest triathlons he’s ever taken on – the Taupo half ironman.

Matt Lewis takes Taupo experience in his stride
Matt Lewis takes Taupo experience in his stride … “I decided to come to Taupo because of the amazing location and it’s known to always have great …

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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 …

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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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