Taupo News #83 – Week Ending 24th February 2019




State Highway 1 near Taupo reopens after two-car crash injures five
State Highway 1 near Taupo reopens after two-car crash injures five … State Highway 1 south of Taupo has reopened after a two-car crash blocked …

Proposed eight-storey hotel declined due to impact on ‘pleasantness’ of Taupo
An eight-storey hotel would affect the “pleasantness” of Taupō, say the resource consent commissioners who have denied it being built.

Letters: Trial by traffic light
RUSSELL Bell’s letter (February 20) about the Taupo Quay carpark was a wonderful start to my morning, and I was still chuckling as I enjoyed my …

Pendulum swings in favour of the kiwis
There is just a two-week break before the fourth and final round of the Fox New Zealand Motocross Championships, set for Taupo’s Digger McEwen …

Upping the ante
In the lead-up to Challenge Wanaka and the Taupo Ironman, Brand has been spending about 10-15 hours a week training, with a strong focus on …

New councillor seat looks likely for Taupō District Council after representation review
Rural residents east of Taupō look likely to have their own councillor after October’s local government election. The new ward has been proposed by …

Investigation into cause of Waikato River pollution
Mr Clark said water supplies for most of Taupo were unaffected. Waikato Regional Council warned people downstream of the falls to be careful using …

Rare find in Lake Taupō
Even though Pete Boyle had heard of a young boy snagging an eel from the Taupō marina a few years ago, he said he was always led to believe …

Hendrix Kahia’s jury retires to deliberate murder charge
A jury in the High Court at Rotorua has begun its deliberations to decide whether Hendrix John Kahia murdered Wiremu Birch at Taupō on October 11, …