Taupo News #95 – Week Ending 19th May 2019




Taupo clear at Premiership summit
The cream appears to be rising to the top of The Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership, with ninetyblack Taupo FC opening up a two point lead following …

Looking for George Wilder: New Zealand’s renegade folk hero
The George Wilder Cottage sits on a picturesque rural backwater on the isolated western shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand – down the end of …

The NZ-made book helping Kiwi kids with anxiety
With a growing number of Kiwi children being diagnosed with anxiety each year, a Taupo mother has decided it’s time to step up and help the younger …

Partial passing lane closure for Taupo northern corridor work
The northern end of the passing lane which currently runs up Control Gates Hill is set to close this week to allow work on the Huka Falls Road …

Together again: Crash victim reunited with beloved pet
Now the reunited pair have moved to Taupo after Faye left hospital a month ago. On January 18 Faye and three of her great-grandchildren were …

Smokefree Rockquest heading to BOP for 2019
Background Noise – Taupo-nui-a-Tia College. Bird House – Otumoetai College. Drop Dee – Tauranga Boy’s College. Rift – Bethlehem College.

Stortford Lodge: Best lambs still fetching top prices
Wnr, H and A McCallum, Taupo, 10 here, av weight, 278kg, 323c/kg, $900/head; Millstone P/ship, Waimarama, eight red dev, av weight, 177kg, …

Gardening: Ever wanted to know what sort of deciduous trees that is?
It has a population similar to that of New Zealand but with the land size equivalent to that of Lake Taupo. With such a densely populated city, gardens …

Speed restrictions across Bay highways
A New Zealand Transport Agency spokesman said roadmarking teams would be at work on SH2 north, SH5 between Napier and Taupo, SH50 and …

Two injured in western Lake Taupō crash
One person is seriously injured after a crash on the western side of Lake Taupō. An Omori section of SH41 was down to one lane after the crash, …