Taupo News #75 – Week Ending 30th December 2018




Man dies after drowning in town near Taupo
A man has died after a reported drowning in Turangi, a town south of Taupo. Police were called to the incident on Prince of Wales Drive, Tokaanu, …

Two people injured in crash near Lake Taupo
Two people have been injured in a crash near Lake Taupo. One person is seriously injured and trapped in a car after the head on collision, another is …

Coleman initiative claims Taupo Cup for Camino Rocoso
Michael Coleman’s initiative did the trick on one of the trickiest horses in commission, Camino Rocoso, for victory in today’s Harcourts FastTrack Taupo …

Serious crash near Omori, Taupo District
Police are attending a serious crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of SH 41 and Pukawa Road, Omori, at 12.10pm. One person is in a …

Taupō wife dies of ‘broken heart’ just three days after husband of 59 years passes away
A wife has died of a “broken heart” just three days after her husband of 59 years passed away. Taupō couple Denzil Lovell, 84, and Hazel Lovell, 78, …

Blast from the past: revealing NZ’s hidden eruptions
The last major eruption from Lake Taupo, nearly 1800 years ago, belched more than 30 cubic km of material into the atmosphere. Yet this was little …

British motorcycling superstar adds his name to trophy
He managed only 11th overall at the series opener at Taupo on December 9 – thanks to a little run-in with another rider and off-track excursion in one …

Letters: Bullies should be served justice
Speaking of lasting emotional consequences from corporal punishment (Opinion, December 28), I suffered lasting physical and emotional …