Taupo News #33 – Week Ending 11th March 2018



Two people trapped after crash on Wairakei Drive, near Taupo
Two people are trapped after a crash between a car and ute just north of Taupo. A police spokeswoman said the people were in a serious condition, but were conscious. The crash happened on Wairakei Drive, near Huka Falls Rd and The Avenue, about 4km north of Taupo. Police received the call at …

Flooding and slips closes main road between Napier and Taupo
Flooding and slips caused by heavy rain have closed State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo and some roads in Wairarapa. Flooding next to SH5. Photo: Supplied / NZTA. Whanganui is also poised to install flood protection barriers today after heavy rain overnight. NZTA said it was not clear when …

Cricket: Rotorua/Taupo senior reserve grade semi-finalists found
Geyser WHHS booked a home semi-final with a five-wicket win over Taupo Old Boys 2. Taupo batted first and were rolled for just 64 runs. Geyser bowler Chris Nairn was the standout, taking five wickets for 22 runs, while Ken McIlroy and Josh Simpson took two each. The best of the Taupo batsmen was …

Rape trial aborted for rising Taupo motorsport star Faine Kahia
Faine Kahia from Taupo was on trial in the Rotorua District Court this week but an application to abort the trial was made this morning, on the second day of the trial. Judge Tony Snell allowed the application and aborted the trial. The reasons for aborting the trial were suppressed. Kahia, 21, has been …

Raw video: Work colleagues take dramatic drive on flooded Napier-Taupo highway before it shut …
Surface flooding has forced the closure of the Napier-Taupo Rd – State Highway 5 – as heavy rain batters Hawke’s Bay. Marthinus Swart and a work colleague were travelling to Napier from Tauranga this morning and told 1 NEWS theirs was one the last vehicles allowed to drive on SH5 before it was …

New Elevate event series from Taupo Chamber of Commerce
An Audience with Pic Picot and Janene Draper: Farro Fresh’s Janene Draper and Pic Picot, the founder of Pics Peanut Butter, will tell their stories at the Great Lake Centre on Tuesday March 27, from 7am to 10am. The event is free to Taupo Chamber of Commerce and Industry members and employees.

Homeschool group volunteer at IRONMAN Taupo with sights on Duke of Edinburgh
The group of 12 teenagers are all part of Taupo’s Homeschool group, which 25 students 10+ years are part of. Volunteering for IRONMAN is a way for the students to raise funds for a $1,000 trip to Great Barrier Island with Hilary Outdoors Education Centre, which they plan to undertake as part of the …

Raw: Drive through wet and flooded Napier-Taupo highway as torrential rain batters Hawke’s Bay
Marthinus Swart was one of the last drivers allowed on the SH5 this morning before it closed due to surface flooding. Source: Supplied. Related. Hawke’s Bay · Natural Disasters · New Zealand. Despite great strides being made, women take backwards step when it comes to senior workplace positions.

Tuwharetoa St embraces alfresco dining in Taupo
“Once we put that to Katie from Taupō Chamber of Commerce, she grabbed the ball and ran with it,” he said. After working through possible pitfalls and issues, the idea was discussed with councillors, the Mayor and TDC chief executive Gareth Green. “The council, Towncentre Taupō and the liquor …

Compensation offer for Hawke’s Bay, Taupo, Gisborne A1 Homes clients
A1 Homes New Zealand said it would work with affected Hawke’s Bay home buyers caught up in the collapse of Fargher Construction, which operated licences for A1 Homes in Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Taupo. The head-licensor A1 Homes NZ Limited announced, that in conjunction with Registered …





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