Taupo News #48 – Week Ending 24th June 2018



Freight truck rolls, blocking SH1 at Taupo
SH1 WAIRAKEI, ROAD CLOSED – CRASH – 6:15AM A crash has closed #SH1 in the Wairakei area, north of Taupo. A short detour is being set. Please …

Taupo backpacker lodge for sale
The Rainbow Lodge backpackers land and buildings are being marketed for sale by tender through Bayleys Taupo, and these will close at noon on …

Rotorua police make arrest following gang fight on Old Taupo Rd
Police had earlier confirmed gang affiliates were involved in an incident involving two vehicles on Old Taupo Rd, near the intersection with View Rd, …

State Highway One north of Taupo is closed following a serious early morning crash
The driver of a logging truck is in a serious condition after their truck rolled near Palmer Mill Road at Wairakei just after 5.30am. Police have brought in …

Taupo backpacker lodge for sale
Rainbow Lodge backpackers sits on edge of Taupo’s central business district, and is licensed to sleep up 68 people. The lodge buildings are situated …

First step to stardom for Rotorua acts
The competition that launched the likes of Kimbra, Ladyhawke and The Black Seeds returns for its regional final in Taupo next week. The top youth …

The Kiwi town icon that sparked an international film festival
Marcel Zwezerijnen’s Giant Bike in Taupo helped spawn an international film festival. Now Taupo wants to hear from people with other great ideas.

Rotorua Police have arrested a 47-year-old man following a gang fight on Old Taupo Road on …
One person was taken to hospital with a large cut on his leg, after what a witness described as a “grossly violent” fight involving up to 12 people.

Mayor confident gondola investment will pay off
Taupo District Council Mayor David Trewavas, RAL board of director’s Murray Gribben and RAL chief executive Ross Copland at Ohakune’s …

Cambridge club celebrates third consecutive win
Six-rider teams representing 27 clubs from the length and breadth of New Zealand travelled to Taupo for Saturday’s BOTC event and, at the pre-race …





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