Taupo News #101 – Week Ending 30th June 2019


Taupo woman achieves first for naval gunnery
Taupo woman Samantha Carter has become the first female Petty Officer Seaman Combat Specialist in the history of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Margaret Sweeney Challenge coming to Taupo
The Turangi Turtle Pools’ popular swimming challenge will now also be held at the AC Baths. The challenge is named in honour of Margaret Sweeny, …

Caldera Chronicles: Research, observations provide insight into how geysers work
In fact, most of the geysers in the Taupo Volcanic Zone and many that were present in Nevada have vanished due to geothermal energy production.

Fire at central Whanganui building
Fire and Emergency are responding to a fire at a Taupo Quay building opposite … Police have blocked off Taupo Quay at Saint Hill St and Wilson St.

Emerging property developer to meet the needs of retirees
Wheretia Lane, the latest Taupo project being built by Matt’s lifestyle retirement company Northlit, comprises 13 freehold villas and apartments.

Team competition has value for individual track and field athletes
Certainly, the venue meant the number of entries were slightly down on those in Taupo in 2018. Nevertheless, there were just over 800 running from …

Police chase through Rotorua streets
… police abandoned the chase soon after due to the manner of driving, he said. The spokesman said the chase went through Old Taupo Rd, Devon St, …

Good field for winter series
A good field of riders from Hawke’s Bay, Tauranga and Taupo took on the local riders, with points scored going towards their club’s tally. These are …

Cotoneaster Challenges Omori Locals
Locals and visitors at Omori/Kuratau, a small settlement on the western shore of Lake Taupo, enjoy a stunning backdrop of native bush on surrounding …

The Soccer Shop WaiBop premiership full of action
The shock result was ninetyblack Taupo not only losing their second match in a row, but doing so at home to second from bottom Ngaruawahia United.