Taupo News #72 – Week Ending 9th December 2018




Phillips, Vodickova tops at Taupo
After a dominating 1:14:00 run, Phillips defended his 2017 Taupo 70.3 title, finishing in 3:52:57 with a 2:36 margin on Munro (1:16:25 run) and 3:16 on …

Phillips, Kahlefeldt shine at Taupo half-ironman
Phillips backed up his victory of 12 months ago, when the event was run as a duathlon after the waters of Lake Taupo were ruled off-limits through an …

One person unaccounted for in Taupo house fire
One person is unaccounted for in a house fire in Taupo. Source: 1 NEWS. Fire and Emergency New Zealand confirmed to 1 NEWS the person is not …

12 days of SPCA Christmas pets: Meet Lizzie, the cat fromTaupo
Once again, Stuff is working with SPCA New Zealand over the Christmas season to share with you 12 potential pets from across the country who are …

Suzuki Series: Shane Richardson and Damon Rees strong in Taupo
The 23-year-old took a borrowed Kawasaki ZX10R bike to win Round 1 of the premier F1 class in the Suzuki Series at Taupo on Sunday, the …

Trains stopped as crash on Taupo Quay extension in Whanganui left car upside down on the tracks
Two staff members from Pitzac Wood Enterprises extracted a man from his vehicle after a crash on TaupoQuay extension this afternoon. The man …

Star Aussies set to challenge defending champ Phillips at Ironman
IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo has attracted a strong contingent of Australians keen to come and see what all the fuss is about on the course that recently was …

Grace Millane: Police appeal for information on red Toyota Corolla
… that was hired from a central Auckland rental company on Sunday, the day after Ms Millane was last heard from. The car was found in Taupo

Council rules 8-storey Tāupo hotel proposal holds up to district plan
However, he said the Taupō District Plan did allow for taller buildings, citing the plan: “While the permitted height limit for buildings within the Town …

Aussie pro returns after horrific year blighted by injury
Laura Dennis (Australia) has fond memories of Taupo and will line up at the IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo on Saturday with her third-place finish in the …