Taupo News #69 – Week Ending 18th November 2018


Man killed in fiery crash near Taupo
The wrecked vehicle of a man who died in a fiery crash this morning north of Taupō is unrecognisable after it was jammed beneath a truck.

Massive power outage leaves 16000 customers in Taupō without power
Around 16,000 customers are without power in Taupō after a massive outage this morning. Unison spokesman Danny Gough said they were …

Master planners to work on detailed design for Taupo Cultural Precinct
Taupō District Council has picked option B as the preferred Story Place layout to be developed into a detailed design. The layout envisions a building …

It’s business time for the Taupo District Council Cultural Precinct master plan
It’s business time for the council’s master plan process. Specialist business case experts Davies Howard Group [DHG] have been hired by the Taupō …

Ban put on non-iwi harvesting from Lake Taupō
During the summer months, people of Ngati Tūwharetoa harvest smelt, kōura (freshwater crayfish) and other indigenous fish from Taupō waters – but …

Mercury storage slides to two-year low
Hydro storage in Lake Taupo has fallen to a two-year low after unusually dry weather in the central
North Island in recent weeks. Water levels in the …

Taupō scientist wins scholarship to study bats
That’s the common reaction from people living in Taupō hearing that pekapeka-tou-roa — long-tailed bats — have been detected in a number of …

Claims and counter claims over Rotorua rescue
Todd McClay says at the time the 35-year-old Tauranga rescue helicopter was out of service and the Taupo helicopter was deployed elsewhere.

A war memorial sculpture, designed by teenage crash victim, unveiled on Taupō street
Mathew Forsyth never had the pleasure of seeing his war memorial design become part of Taupō’s streetscape. More than a hundred people …

A new go-kart track has opened in Taupō
A year long plan has finally been brought to the track as Taupō is now the home to some of the most powerful go karts in the world. Formula Challenge …

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