Taupo News #111 – Week Ending 8th September 2019


GNS Science says Lake Taupo earthquake swarm not linked to volcanic activity change
A swarm of shallow earthquakes at Lake Taupo aren’t linked to a change in volcanic activity, GNS Science says. On Wednesday night, two large …

Car found at bottom of Napier-Taupo highway ravine, pair turn up at Hawke’s Bay Hospital
Two people turned up at a hospital with moderate injuries believed to be linked to a vehicle found at the bottom of a Napier-Taupo highway ravine.

Two people taken to hospital after Napier-Taupo road crash
Two people have been taken to hospital after a crash today involving a truck and a van near Te Pohue on State Highway 5 northwest of Napier.

Earthquakes strike north-east of Turangi
A magnitude 2.3 earthquake has also been reported 15 kilometres south-west of Taupo at 7:22pm, with a depth of 16 kilometres. A number of people …

Earthquakes rattle central North Island
Two people in Rangatira Park, Taupo, described the quake as “quite a jolt”. A Stuff reader in Kinloch saw “lights swinging, chimney rattling, walls …

Desert Road closed due to snow, warnings in place for Napier-Taupo road
Warnings also remain in place for road snowfall on the Napier Taupo Road (State Highway 5), as well as Porters Pass (State Highway 73). NZTA said …

Radio frequency identification upgrade for Taupo and Turangi libraries
Radio frequency identification technology is to be installed in TaupÅ and Turangi libraries. The new technology means library users can issue, return …

Braden Currie wins Sunshine Coast title to book world championship berth
Currie also booked a slot to the 2020 World Ironman 70.3 Championship in Taupo, by winning the Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

Preliminary issues released for Bungy acquisition
(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Statement of preliminary issues released for the Queenstown Bungy/Taupo Bungy acquisition).

Kingsclere duo kick-off spring campaigns
The daughter of Ocean Park ran home well to finish third to Aretha in her 1100-metre trial at Taupo last month and Wellwood said she has taken a lot …