Taupo News #87 – Week Ending 24th March 2019




Two experienced flight instructors have died following a light aircraft crash in the Kaimanawa Ranges
The Diamond DA42 Twin Star aeroplane was last seen on radar about 22 nautical miles south-southeast of Taupo. It was reported missing last night …

Dickey makes it two wins from two starts
Taupo’s defending national cross country champion Brad Groombridge did not make the journey south after sustaining a serious hand injury during …

What’s on in Whanganui this week?
Whanganui Artists Open Studios begins on Friday with the opening of the Starting Point exhibition at Wanganui Arts Centre on Taupo Quay. Originally …

Taupō man fed up with apologies and excuses over bus stop
A Taupō businessman who can’t lease his building due to issues with a nearby bus stop says he’s had enough of apologies and excuses he’s been …

New Zealand street art gets a global platform
International artist Handbrake to feature at 2018 Graffiato Taupō street art festival. “Then there was an explosion of works so I did my next book in …

Two men killed in plane crash remembered as beloved sons, trusted colleagues
Their twin-engine aircraft crashed near Taupo over the weekend while returning from Palmerston North. Source: 1 NEWS …

Pillars of the Community
Aucklanders, John and Nancy White, drove through Taupo regularly for almost 30 years commenting every time that ‘this would be a nice place to live.

NZ Cross Country Racers Head to Mosgiel
Taupo’s Defending national cross country champion Brad Groombridge made a thrilling charge through the field at Norsewood to claim third overall, …

Whanganui Happenings
Where: Space Studio & Gallery [Gallery 1] 66 Taupo Quay. SPACE STUDIO AND … Where: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay Details: free.

Travel the world like… influencer Alex Gillespie
A small town set on the shores of a massive lake surrounded by rainforest and mountains. Taupo is a backpacker and tourist destination full of epic …