Taupo News #71 – Week Ending 2nd December 2018


Two arrested over blaze that brought around 50 firefighters to Taupō
Two people have been charged with arson following a fire in Taupō early Friday morning. A 24-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were arrested …

‘What a waste’: Steinlager beer truck loses haul near the Taupo bypass
Cars were diverted to drive over the top of a roundabout near the Taupo bypass this morning after a truckload of beer spilt onto the road. A witness told …

Pair charged with arson following Taupo fire
The roof of Hamills Taupō collapsed during the town centre fire, making … people in relation to a fire at a commercial building in Taupo early today.

Taupō Ridgeline business owner devastated by destruction of Tongariro St fire
Amy Tepavac is devastated. Her retail store Hamills was destroyed by last Friday’s night’s fire in downtown Taupō. She and her husband Saran had …

Taupo District Council: New speed bylaw in effect from December 1
TaupÅ District Council’s new speed bylaw comes into force from Saturday, December 1 and there will be changes to several speed limits in our district.

On the Road Again pulls up to Taupo Museum
Photography meets painting as a new exhibition nears its destination at TaupÅ Museum. On the Road Again drops by for a pit stop as photographer …

Police officer who pulled man from deadly deliberately-lit house fire given award
Taupō Police Constable Ben Jones was one of the first on the scene of a fatal house fire near Rangitaiki in March last year where mother Katie Bruce …

Speeds on some Taupō roads reduced by 20kmh after new bylaw
A new bylaw will slow down the speeds of 22 high risk areas in the Taupō district, with some roads being reduced by 20kmh. Taupō District Council …

New ambulance donated to St John Taupō by former co-owners of Kilwell sports
A couple who retired to Taupō in recent years have donated a new ambulance to the district. John and Liz Wells ran Kilwelll Sports in Rotorua until …

New Zealand Year of Tourism a huge opportunity for Taupō, council told
Tahau, Taupō District Council’s head of community, culture and heritage, told councillors about his recent trip to the Chinese city of Xi’An at Tuesday’s …