Taupo News #78 – Week Ending 20th January 2019




Serious crash in Taupo leaves multiple people injured
Four people have been transported to hospital following a serious crash at the intersection of Wairakei Drive and Huka Falls Road in Taupo.

Serious competition for 77-year-old at Taupo Historic GP
A 77-year-old racecar driver will be staving off the young guns at the Taupō Historic GP this weekend. The two-day event features 22 races across a …

BOP Development defeat Hawke’s Bay Taupo
The Bay of Plenty Development team returned home from Taupo on Sunday after a fine win over Hawke’s Bay. Hawke’s Bay won the toss at Owen …

Napier-Taupo Rd among the Hawke’s Bay rural roads to get safety update
Hawke’s Bay roads are getting a safety update as part of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme. Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter …

Smith, Collins and Thornton podium first F5000 race at Taupo
First race of the weekend for the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at the Taupo Historic Grand Prix meeting at Bruce …

Every angle of Tongariro National Park at Taupō Museum art exhibition
A new Taupō Museum exhibition showcases the many angles of the Tongariro National Park. Six artists are displaying work in the “Around the …

Tanker crash closes SH1 in Taupō district
A fuel tanker has rolled on State Highway 1 north of Taupō, closing the road. A fuel tanker rolled on State Highway 1 at Ohakuri, Taupo District, …

New restaurant helping out homeless
Taupō’s homeless are being helped out by a recently opened restaurant. Suncourt Indian’s owner Rahul Thour said spurred to act after three men …

Over $70000 in parking tickets issued in Taupō over summer
Taupō’s town centre has been a hot spot for parking wardens over summer with them issuing more than $70,000 in fines since the beginning of …

Fewer sewage spills down to public doing their part, council says
Taupō’s fatberg problem has been virtually eradicated due to people’s vigilance around what they send down the toilet and drains. It’s been over a …