Taupo News #93 – Week Ending 5th May 2019




Triple fatal truck crash at Hatepe, south of Taupo
Three people have died in a crash involving a truck and a van just south of Taupo overnight. The crash on State Highway 1 in Hatepe, 24km south …

Treetop House in Taupo gets Enduring Architecture award from NZIA
A Taupō classic has been recognised in this year’s NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. Treetop Home (1977) designed, by John Wilson …

Measles in Taupo: 14 cases in BOP & Lakes district
Health authorities have confirmed another two cases of measles – this time in Taupo. This brings the total number of confirmed cases across the Bay …

Pedestrian critically injured on Old Taupo Road in Rotorua
A person was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Rotorua on Old Taupo Road on Monday night. The pedestrian was taken to hospital in a …

Goals rain in as Lamb shines for Taupo
Prior to Saturday’s visit of Gisler Architects Te Awamutu, Taupo’s three previous matches (two in the league and one in the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup) …

5 children killed in Taupo crash, police confirm
Grandmother Sherilyn Poutawa (seated) yesterday spoke of her whānau’s anguish at the deaths of their family members in the crash. Photo: RNZ.

Triple-fatal truck crash at south of Taupo
Three people have died in a crash involving a truck and a van just south of Taupō overnight. The crash on State Highway 1 in Hātepe, 24km south …

The sole survivor of the horror crash near Taupo is recovering well in hospital
The nine-year-old boy underwent a successful surgery at Waikato Hospital overnight, after a head-on collision that killed his parents and five siblings.

NZ’s largest cycling event announces new date for 2020
The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is excited to announce the date for its 2020 event, which will take place on Saturday 14 November.

Cancer didn’t stop Taupō firefighter’s dedication
With his health deteriorating quickly, the Taupō crew of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) managed to get the normally three-month …