Taupo News #73 – Week Ending 16th December 2018




Matt Lewis takes Taupo experience in his stride
Matt Lewis takes Taupo experience in his stride … Lewis has just completed one of the toughest triathlons he’s ever taken on – the Taupo half ironman.

Matt Lewis takes Taupo experience in his stride
Matt Lewis takes Taupo experience in his stride … “I decided to come to Taupo because of the amazing location and it’s known to always have great …

Anti-1080 float wins top prize at Taupo Christmas Parade
The mayor of Taupō says he’s had several complaints about an anti-1080 float which featured in the town’s Christmas Parade and managed to win a …

Taupō District Council keen for Cultural Precinct, but residents decry change
The Tongariro Domain is one of three possible locations for a new Taupō District Council office building. However, members of a private advocacy …

Ear-splitting! Taupō team break car stereo volume record at Soundoff
A team of Taupo car audio enthusiasts have managed to produce 160.6 decibels – loud enough to split a human ear drum – from their car stereo, …

Motorsport: Suzuki series continues to delight
Visiting British rider Peter Hickman is one of the series’ draw-card riders, but the Isle of Man champion didn’t really feature at Taupo. The same could …

Mike McRoberts’ road to an Ironman: Learning to swim
Over the next couple of months I’ll take you through my training and preparation for my latest challenge: the Taupo 70.3 IronMan next March. I’ll let you …

Whanganui Happenings
Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay … Where: Wanganui Community Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay, rear room accessible from the riverside.

A year in the life of 10 Kiwi women who won $30 million Lotto jackpot
“I was very cool, calm and collected initially because I always knew we were going to win,” the Taupo resident says of the seventh largest lotto jackpot …

Speedway: Richie Dibben, Mick Paul bid on Suzuki Series ended before it began
Two serious Whanganui bids for top Suzuki Series honours were scuttled before they even began in Taupo on Friday. Double Suzuki Series super …