Taupo News #109 – Week Ending 25th August 2019


Racing: Tony Pike team ready for Hastings challenge
With the Taupo meeting called off after four races, Pike’s promising filly Kali missed out on making her spring debut in the 1100m 3-year-old fillies race …

Taupō taxi companies worried about rank outsider Uber
Uber is headed to Taupō and the company’s arrival has established taxi services worried. But those who might use the service are hailing the move.

Pike team ready for Hastings challenge
With the Taupo meeting called off after four races, Pike’s promising filly Kali missed out on making her spring debut in the 1100m three-year-old fillies …

Cyclist Colin Anderson breaks records for Heart Kids
He would ride Hastings-Palmerston North-Hastings as regular rides, and did several Auckland to Wellington races, and started riding the Lake Taupo …

Uber coming to six more New Zealand cities in October
​Uber is launching in six new New Zealand cities in October. Commuters in Rotorua, Taupo, Napier-Hastings, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and …

Candidates confirmed for 2019 elections
Nominations have now closed for the 2019 local authority elections to be held on October 12. There are four candidates for the Taupo District …

New Plymouth Man Earns Tony Jackson Scholarship
Moeahu will head back to Taupo for a second shot at completing IRONMAN in March next year with assistance from the Tony Jackson Scholarship, …

Rugby: HB U19s handed first loss of season
… side has to beat their Wellington counterparts in the capital next week to secure a top eight berth at their national tournament in Taupo next month.

Chance of squally thunderstorms over Tauranga
“The heaviest rain is expected in Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo, northern Taranaki including the Mountain, Taihape, and Bay of Plenty especially east …

Taupō’s Tokaanu Marina awaits salvage proposal
The clock is ticking on the Tokaanu Marina on the southern shores of Lake Taupō. While it was officially closed by the Department of Internal Affairs …