Taupo News #41 – Week Ending 6th May 2018



Lotto Powerball prize jackpots to $16 million, big wins for Taupo, West Coast tickets
The winning tickets were sold at Pak’nSave Taupo and via MyLotto to a player from the West Coast. Powerball was not struck in last night’s live draw and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $16 million. Strike Four has also rolled over and will be $700,000 on Wednesday night, …

Taupo supervolcano eruption: Just how much time will we get?
The past 26,000 years have seen about 28 major eruptions at Taupo, including one of the world’s largest known: the devastating Hatepe eruption …

Taupo-based rescue helicopter sees missions increase
Throughout the month of March, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter in Taupo, New Zealand completed around 50 missions, which is a significant increase on previous years, given that the month is generally referred to as a ‘quiet period’ between summer and winter, when the central plateau region doesn’t …

Lotto wins for West Coast, Taupo
Champagne corks were popping in Taupo and the West Coast with two first division Lotto winners. The players each won $500,000 in the live Lotto draw on Saturday night. However, Powerball was not struck and will roll over to Wednesday night where it will jackpot to $16 million. The winning tickets …

Youthful Whanganui boxer Trinity Albert wins her second fight
Fighting out of her age group River City Gym boxer Trinity Albert dominated all three rounds to win in Taupo over the weekend. The 11-year-old, soon to turn 12 Rutherford Junior High School Year 7 student pitted her skills against and taller, but lighter 14-year-old opponent to take a unanimous victory at …

Ample warning of supervolcano eruptions likely, experts say
The team created a model based on the Taupo Volcanic Zone in northern New Zealand. They chose this system because of its relatively uncomplicated extensional tectonic setting — the type of area often associated with supervolcanoes. However, their models found that any tectonic stress would have a …

Massive Sinkhole In New Zealand Reveals Ancient Soil With Deposits From Supervolcano Eruption
An enormous sinkhole has just opened up in a local farm in New Zealand, revealing ancient soil that included volcanic deposits from the Taupo supervolcano. The hollow created by the sinkhole measures 200 meters long and 20 meters deep and was likened to a length of two whole football fields.

Shot hunter in the Kaimanawa Ranges was ‘really crook’, rescue chopper pilot says
Greenlea Rescue Helicopter pilot Pete Masters says the difficult terrain and proximity to Taupo proved decisive in saving a hunter who had been shot …

Native plant nursery with 35 workers goes into receivership after 59 years in business
The Native Plant Nursery, which has centres in south Auckland, Taupo and Christchurch, was put into receivership on April 30. BDO receiver Andrew Bethell said it took over management of the company after its directors requested the bank to appoint receivers. A secured creditor, such as a bank, can …





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