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Taupo anti-litter crusade picks up speed: 7th July, 2017

A Taupo resident’s anti-litter crusade is attracting plenty of support from other like-minded locals.
A young Taupo hockey player invited to travel to the United States to play in the annual California Cup tournament last month came home with more than he bargained for – a gold medal.

Taupo teen takes out prize for choral composition: 7th July, 2017

A 16-year-old Taupo student has won a national competition for an original piece of music composed for choir.
Disgruntled Taupo district councillor Zane Cozens has officially tendered his resignation from the Taupo District Council.
A central North Island iwi is hitting back at Winston Peters, saying the political veteran is “misinformed and unreasonably politicising” its interests in water.
Scientists have a new understanding of what’s going on under the Taupo zone – one of the most volcanically active regions in the world.
A final landmark document that settles all Ngati Tuwharetoa historical Treaty of Waitangi claims will be signed this weekend following years of negotiation.
Volcanoes erupt when magma rises through cracks in the Earth’s crust, but the exact processes that lead to the melting of rocks in the Earth’s mantle below are difficult to study.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-satellites-reveal-volcanic-zone-deep.html#jCp

Taupo charity box thief runs straight into glass doors: 5th July, 2017

A man who stole two charity donation boxes from a Taupo store lost most of his loot when he smacked into the glass doors on the way out.
Two Taupo schools will get new classrooms after the announcement of further funding for schools in the region.
A one-woman war is being waged on Taupo’s “man drought”.
The town has more women than men – 600 more in the 2013 Census. Nearby Turangi also has the same issue, with an extra 160 women.
Cruising the waters of Lake Taupo day in and day out, Pete Boyle has made a few new friends – but these friends quack.
At least twice a day, the Cruise Cat captain …

Power pole snapped after crash near Taupo: 29th June, 2017

A car has crashed into a power pole near Taupo snapping it in the process. A police media spokeswoman said a car with one occupant hit a power pole on Centennial Drive …

Taupo crash victim, Mathew Forsyth, remembered by his family: 26th June, 2017

The parents of a teen who died after crashing into a tree have just one message.
“Love and treasure your kids,” Dave Forsyth says.

“You never know what’s around the corner so make the most of your time with …
Legal threats have flipped the Taupo District Council’s proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw on its head.
The original bylaw proposal sought to ban campervans from all public areas in the Taupo District – except at 13 specific areas, where they would …
A young man without any previous convictions has today been sentenced for causing the death of a prominent businessman who was hit by a car while cycling north of Taupo this …
Expect the country’s most talented motocross riders to put aside their traditional rivalries and brand allegiances when they next compete under provincial colours this …
A new high-level plan to promote a healthy catchment in the Lake Taupo zone has been approved by the Waikato Regional Council integrated catchment management committee …
The Taupo trout fishery is thought to be overstocked, preventing trout from growing to a very large size.
To counter the problem the number of trout that people are allowed to catch [bag limit] is being increased and the size limit is being …
A psychiatrist needs more time to see if the man accused of murdering his wife at Taupo over Easter is fit to enter a plea.
Simon Harvey Frank, 56, a Wellington business analyst, is charged with fatally stabbing Petra Frank on Easter Saturday, April 15.
He appeared via video link in …

Recommended by ‘Horrific’ Taupo crash victim named: 20 June, 2017

Police have named the person who was killed in a “horrific” crash near Taupo on Monday.

He was 18-year-old Mathew Owen Forsyth of Taupo.
The crash happened at 7.34am on Mapara Rd in Kinloch, between King Rd and Katelyn Place, on a small straight just after a …
The pilot of a helicopter which caught fire during a flight has been found by rescuers unharmed next to the burned out wreck at the crash site.
The man, who works …

At 7.20am this morning a Mazda utility vehicle collided with a tree on Mapara Road, Taupo.

Emergency services attended the driver and sole male occupant of the vehicle died from injuries at the scene.
Evidence indicates that speed was a factor in the crash.
Senior Sergeant Fane Troy of the …

Person Dead After Vehicle Hits Tree In Kinloch, Taupo: 19 June, 2017

Police believe speed was a factor in a crash that claimed the life of a man in Taupo on Monday. 
The crash happened at 7.34am on Mapara Rd in Kinloch, between King Rd and Katelyn Place, on a small straight just after a bend.
The driver of the Mazda ute, and sole …
There are too many trout in Lake Taupo.
Department of Conservation fishery manager Dave Conley says over the past decade there has been a slight downward trend in size and quality, which would point to a high trout population placing pressure …

Taupo To Get New Council Building: 15 Jun, 2017

The green light has been given for a new Taupo District Council building to replace the Lake Tce office but the council has stopped short of selecting a site, instead opting to undertake further …

Strong public submissions on the location of a new council building have caused Taupo District Council to reconsider its preferred option of rebuilding at Lake Terrace.
Councillors met on Thursday to discuss public feedback on constructing a new council building.
Nick Carroll, council policy manager, said 75 per cent of submissions …

Barnes Dance Coming To Taupo’s Only Traffic Lights Thanks To Upgrade: 13 June 2017

Taupo’s only set of traffic lights is set to join the bright bulbs of the big cities.
The traffic light system is getting an upgrade over the next two weeks, and that will include a Barnes dance – a style of crossing that allows pedestrians to cross in any direction all at one.
It is the the town’s only traffic lights …

The RSA is offering its prime town centre site for a new Taupo District Council building and it won’t cost ratepayers anything to build.
Local developers pitched the idea to the RSA Trust soon after the Taupo District Council announced it would have to move because of dangers posed by asbestos.
In a confidential session on …

There were 36 Greerton Swim Club swimmers in action at the two-day Taupo XLR8 meet last weekend.
The meet rewards young swimmers for their allround ability by requiring a 200m medley, a long-distance freestyle, a 200m non-freestyle and one own choice event.
Amongst strong competition from as far afield as Wellington …