Taupo News #85 – Week Ending 10th March 2019


Final Motocross showdown in Taupo on Saturday
The 2019 New Zealand Motocross Championships wrap up in Taupo this coming weekend with plenty still at stake, particularly in the premier MX1 …

Night time closures State Highway 5 Old Taupo Road Rotorua
8 February 2019. State Highway 5 Old Taupo Road Rotorua will be closed overnight this Sunday and Monday 10 and 11 March. The NZ Transport …

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Taupo News #84 – Week Ending 3rd March 2019


Bozzone and Siddall look to defend in Taupo
Last year’s winners, Terenzo Bozzone and Laura Siddall are back to defend their titles at Ironman New Zealand, the first Ironman qualifying event.

Ironman NZ: Kiwi Mike Phillips runs down rival for Taupo victory
Cantabrian Mike Phillips has claimed a dramatic victory at 2019 Ironman NZ, running down American Andrew Starykowicz over the closing stages at …

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Taupo News #83 – Week Ending 24th February 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 …

Proposed eight-storey hotel declined due to impact on ‘pleasantness’ of Taupo
An eight-storey hotel would affect the “pleasantness” of Taupō, say the resource consent commissioners who have denied it being built.

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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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