Taupo News #96 – Week Ending 27th May 2019




Massive summer concerts have you covered for the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s
The first tickets go on sale on Wednesday, and locals in Gibbston Valley, Taupo and Whitianga will have a chance to get exclusive tickets. Newshub.

Rescue chopper grounded while engine tested
The region’s ECT rescue helicopter has been temporarily replaced while it undergoes an engine investigation and repairs. A former Taupo-based …

Billy Idol + Smash Mouth To Play New Zealand Summer Concert Tour 2020
… playing a trio of Summer Concert Tour events happening in Gibbston, Taupo and Whitianga in early 2020. The spiky haired UK artist will be sharing …

What’s on in Whanganui this week? May 23 to May 29
Pink Ribbon Breakfast is Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s biggest fundraising campaign, held in May each year. There will be two breakfasts in …

Motocross: Whanganui’s Seth Reardon finishes second in national series
Raglan’s Coby Rooks held off Eltham’s defending champion Adam Loveridge to win the Junior title, with Taupo’s Wil Yeoman finishing third on the day …

Seasonal records set to fall like autumn leaves
… Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Whangaparaoa, Auckland (Mangere), Whitianga, Te Puke, Whakatane, Taupo, Hamilton, Dannevrike, and Tiwai Point.

Taupō’s Barney still going strong after 65 years of dog trialling
In 65 years of dog trialling, Taupo farmer Barney Strong has owned more than a thousand dogs. Heading dogs and huntaways, dogs of all shapes and …

Comment: The role of Federated Farmers
Comment: Federated Farmers advocates so farmers can farm, writes Federated Farmers Rotorua/Taupo Territory Manager Salli Baldock.

Woman climber in 20s rescued after 15 metre fall into Mt Ruapehu crevasse
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was immediately sent to the glacier from Taupo, via the Chateau Tongariro Hotel where it picked up members of the …

Truck crashes into ditch in early morning crash on SH5
The crash happened on the Napier-Taupo Rd between Kowaro and Paratu Rd about 4 am on Friday. Firefighters and police at the scene found both …