Taupo News #30 – Week Ending 18th February 2018



Geyser Community Foundation appoints Helene Phillips as Taupo trustee
Well-known Taupo woman Helene Phillips has been appointed to the Geyser Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Phillips said Taupo was a great community and she was very excited to help support its long-term future as a trustee of the foundation. “We are very lucky to have Geyser supporting …

Taupo murder accused refused bail for the second time
One of three men charged with a Kinloch man’s murder in Taupo last year has been refused bail for the second time. Farm hand Cody Paul Griffin, 26, has been jointly charged with Daniel George Chase, 22, and Whakapumatanga Clarke, 25, with murdering Scott John Henry on July 20, 2017. Henry, 48 …

Alcohol, cannabis, contributed to man’s accidental drowning near Taupo.
A man who drowned in the Waikato River near Taupo had been drinking most of the day and was “legless”, an inquest has been told. Coroner Gordon Matenga this morning held a hearing into the death of Masterton man Brent William Charles Christoffersen, 32, at Reid’s Farm Reserve on Wednesday, …

Cricket: All action in Rotorua/Taupo senior reserve grade
They picked up their third consecutive win in the Rotorua/Taupo senior reserve grade on Saturday, against Lake Taupo, and are starting to look like the team to beat. Lake Taupo batted first and were all out for 107 runs – Darryn Wilkins top-scored with 23. Indians bowler Param Singh took two wickets for …

Severe thunderstorm watch for Rotorua, Taupo, Bay of Plenty today
The MetService has released a severe thunderstorm watch this morning from Hawke’s Bay to Auckland, including Rotorua. A trough in a moist northerly flow is expected to bring heavy rain today to central and northern parts of the North Island including Rotorua, Taupo and Bay of Plenty. The MetService …

Slip on the road – SH 1 South of Taupo
Slip on the road – SH 1 South of Taupo. Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:55 am. Press Release: New Zealand Police. “Slip on the road – SH 1 South of Taupo – Bay of Plenty”. Police advise motorists there is a slip on SH 1 near Motutere, south of Taupo in the southbound lane. Highway contractors are on …
Delays likely after slip on State Highway 1 near Motutere – New Zealand Herald

Taupo Beef and Lamb starts exporting its meat range to Japanese supermarkets
Barton said they started Taupo Beef and Lamb to see if consumers were prepared to pay a premium for a product that was shown to be having a minimal effect on the environment. They started selling beef and lamb locally before spreading out to main city centres in the North Island. Soon other farmers …

Chinese celebrity chef showcases Taupo to millions
Taupo’s tourism attractions were featured in an episode of China’s most popular food and travel show, Chef Nic, that aired in China recently. More than 33.5 million viewers watched the show in which Chinese superstar chef Nicholas Tse is seen sailing on Lake Taupo and enjoying a hangi and cultural …

Taupo Beef and Lamb Starts Exporting Meat Range to Japan
Taupo Beef and Lamb’s packaging shows a New Zealand farmer and the meat is cut differently than that presented to New Zealand consumers. Scotch fillet is sliced thinly for traditional Japanese dishes. “Beef is not a traditional part of the Japanese diet and you can’t expect them to eat it the way that we …

Slip on the road – SH 1 South of Taupo
Police advise motorists there is a slip on SH 1 near Motutere, south of Taupo in the southbound lane. Highway contractors are on the way. Police have been directing traffic. Motorists are advised there are delays likely in the area.





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