Taupo News #102 – Week Ending 7th July 2019


Wastewater spills into Lake Taupo following major water main break
Taupō residents have been warned to stay out of the lake and avoid flushing toilets following a major water main break. Taupō District Council …

‘Unusually bright and long’ meteor spotted above Taupo
A New Zealander has been lucky enough to spot an “unusually bright and long” meteor above Taupo. Local resident David Bridson was in his spa …

A shaky Saturday night around Lake Taupo
Geonet have taken to their Facebook page to advise that there have been over 1000 felt reports for a 3.8M earthquake near Taupo on Saturday …

Residents told don’t flush your toilets, as sewage leaks into New Zealand’s largest lake
… council, which is working to fix a leak that has led to more than 800,000 liters of wastewater draining into Lake Taupo, the largest lake in the country.

Taupō mayor calls wastewater spillage a ‘disaster’
Moving ground conditions caused the wastewater leak into Lake Taupō in an incident Mayor David Trewavas said was “basically a disaster”.

Woman seriously injured in Taupo hit and run
Taupo CIB Detective Sergeant Andy Livingstone says the woman has suffered serious injuries that will require a lengthy period of treatment and …

Sewage leaks into New Zealand’s largest lake
(CNN) – In the New Zealand town of Taupo, residents aren’t flushing their toilets. They’re following orders from the district council, which is working to …

Lake Taupo Mayor interview discussing the wastewater spill entering the Waikato River
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Snow warning for the Napier-Taupo Rd as southerly hits Hawke’s Bay
A road warnings was in place for SH5 over the Napier Taupo road with rain turning to snow above 700 metres overnight. Between 2 to 4cm of snow …

Taupō residents evacuate their homes after subsidence opens up road overnight
The occupants of two houses in Taupō evacuated their properties as a precaution after subsidence occurred in their street just after 1am this morning.