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Taupo News #97 – Week Ending 2nd June 2019


Car plunges down bank near Taupo, two people trapped
Two people have been freed after being trapped in a car which plunged down a bank near Taupo. Police were called to the scene on Pohokura Rd …

Young family spend night down bank after car crash near Taupo
A couple and their baby spent and night trapped down a bank following a car crash on SH5 near Waipunga Falls between Taupo and Napier.

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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 …

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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 …

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Taupo News #94 – Week Ending 12th May 2019


Foul play on the fairway: Vandals suspected of sabotaging swanky Taupo golf course
Found off the Thermal Explorer Highway, north of Taupo, the green fees for a registered New Zealand golfer is usually $165. More to come.

NZ’s Best Eventers Head to Taupo for Champs
The nation’s best onshore based eventers head to Taupo this week for the much-anticipated New Zealand Three Day Event Championships, this time …

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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 …

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Taupo News #92 – Week Ending 28th April 2019


Eight killed in crash near New Zealand tourist town Taupo
Insp Crowe said it appeared one of the cars had crossed the centre line on State Highway One between Taupo and Rotorua during wet conditions at …

Taupo mayor reiterates importance of road safety after multiple fatality crash
Taupo mayor says he has “had a guts full” of talking about road safety following a multiple fatality crash on an infamous stretch of road.

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