Taupo News #84 – Week Ending 3rd March 2019




Bozzone and Siddall look to defend in Taupo
Last year’s winners, Terenzo Bozzone and Laura Siddall are back to defend their titles at Ironman New Zealand, the first Ironman qualifying event.

Ironman NZ: Kiwi Mike Phillips runs down rival for Taupo victory
Cantabrian Mike Phillips has claimed a dramatic victory at 2019 Ironman NZ, running down American Andrew Starykowicz over the closing stages at …

Ironman: Braden Currie seeking redemption for horror 2018 Taupo result
The Ironman New Zealand is celebrating its 35th anniversary this weekend with a quality field fighting it out in Lake Taupo. One of those is 2017 race …

Triathlon: Hawke’s Bay’s John Moriarty, Brendon Vesty and Erik Blomberg make podium at Taupo
“I think a lot of overseas competitors underestimate the Taupo course and the weather. When the wind picks up on the bike it’s really challenging.”.

Double-decker bus hits cattle beast at Ohaaki, north of Taupo
A double-decker bus has struck a cattle beast north of Taupo, but initial … to the incident at Ohaaki, 35 kilometres north-east of Taupo, at 11.24pm.

Taupo wakes to sight of undie clad runners at 35th Ironman
Long a tradition at Kona, the World Championship IRONMAN race, the Undie Run has not been held in Taupo since 2003, but returned this morning …

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will compete in her third Ironman triathlon Saturday in New Zealand
Sinema, 42, will compete Saturday at Ironman New Zealand in Taupo. She finished 2013 Ironman Arizona in 15 hours, 12 minutes, 33 seconds, and …

Battle of the Kiwis set to light up 35th IRONMAN New Zealand
At 6:45am when the cannon fires and the pro men’s field takes to the 3.8km swim in Lake Taupo, most eyes will be on the past, present and certainly …

Progression coming to Taupo Museum
Printmaker Maggie Dawson and potter Marita Green are sharing TaupÅ Museum’s main gallery space with their exhibition, Progression, which opens …

Letters: Traffic ‘fix’ creates chaos
Thanks to Carol Webb and Russell Bell for pointing out the crass stupidity of ‘improved’ traffic management on Taupo Quay, but both refer to the …