Taupo News #91 – Week Ending 21st April 2019




Car in Lake Taupo after Rebel Sport burglary
A stolen car used in a burglary of Taupo’s Rebel Sport has been dumped in Lake Taupo overnight. The vehicle, a white Mazda Familia, belonged to a …

Avalon Biddle Becomes First Woman To Win New Zealand Supersport 600 Championship
This gave Biddle a 29-point lead heading into the final round in Taupo. She qualified on pole for the weekend which saw her in a good position to get …

Why this renewable energy share price could fall on market update
… expected 150-gigawatt hours (GWh) reduction in full-year forecast hydro generation due to continued dry weather in the Taupo, New Zealand area.

Opinion: Courage needed when farming through the dry
We are well into drought-like conditions here in the Rotorua/Taupo area. Pasture covers are low and by now, people should have all culls and any …

Finalists announced for 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award
Trish Rankin from Taranaki, Kylie Leonard who farms north of Taupo, Julie Pirie from Ngatea in the Waikato and Southlander Emma Hammond are all …

Challenges Around Medicinal Cannabis Education
SETEK Therapeutics, a Taupo-based medical cannabis company has cautioned that public education and helping the medical profession to better …

Easter looking unsettled
There’s an unsettled shift in the weather outlook for Easter. MetService is also forecasting a largely fine Thursday, with the exception of isolated …

Taupō locals unhappy with fly-line proposal
A new tourism venture for Taupō, an aerial adventure at Hipapatua Recreation Reserve (Reid’s Farm) has taken the first step along what could be a …

Whanganui Happenings
WEDNESDAY. SMALLTALKS. What: An entertaining evening of Small Talks about Big Ideas! Supporting Whanganui Cancer Society.

Mercury, Genesis signal weaker earnings on low lakes, gas shortage
Continued dry weather around Taupo means it expects only about 4,000 gigawatt-hours of hydro production for the full-year, 150 GWh less than it had …