Taupo News #104 – Week Ending 21st July 2019


Taupo police station evacuated after explosion risk
Taupo police station has closed after a member of the public presented the station with what is believed to be a piece of historic military equipment, …

Windy weather closes Napier-Taupo Road, strong gusts across Hawke’s Bay
Windy weather across Hawke’s Bay forced high sided vehicles and motorbikes to avoid the Napier-Taupo Road. MetService meteorologist April Clark …

Lake Taupo earthquake swarm
Earthquake activity near Lake Taupo usually gets people’s attention. Here’s some information about the latest swarm. Let’s be clear though, New …

Tokaanu Marina’s closure could threaten viability of nearby water sports centre
A marina on the southern shores of Lake Taupo has been deemed unsafe and must close. An independent report, written for the Department of …

Earthquakes and eruptions, just another day on lively Pacific Ring of Fire
The most recent supervolcanic eruption on Earth was Taupo, which blew up 1800 years ago. It produced over 50 cubic kilometres of volcanic ash and …

Cluster of earthquakes in Taupō Volcanic Zone, not uncommon
A swarm of earthquakes in the Taupō Volcanic Zone is nothing unusual, GeoNet … Lake Taupō is the crater of one of the world’s most violent volcanic …

Nominations open for Taupo local elections
Those interested in standing for Taupō District Council, Waikato Regional Council or the Lakes District Health Board can be nominated until midday …