Taupo News #85 – Week Ending 10th March 2019


Final Motocross showdown in Taupo on Saturday
The 2019 New Zealand Motocross Championships wrap up in Taupo this coming weekend with plenty still at stake, particularly in the premier MX1 …

Night time closures State Highway 5 Old Taupo Road Rotorua
8 February 2019. State Highway 5 Old Taupo Road Rotorua will be closed overnight this Sunday and Monday 10 and 11 March. The NZ Transport …

Honda hero retakes national motocross title
But that’s exactly what the Bay of Plenty man did at the fourth and final round of the New Zealand Motocross Championships at Taupo’s Digger …

KTM’s Harwood Easily Wraps up Two NZ Titles
Taupo hosted the fourth and final round of the Fox-sponsored series on Sunday and Harwood arrived at the sandy circuit in an enviable position – he …

Bridging the gap: Why playing bridge is good for you … and fun
Taupō and Tūrangi Weekender editor Laurilee McMichael tries her hand at a few hands. It used to be accepted that as you got older, your brain power …

Spearfishing family eyes NZ competition
It will be a family event at the 2019 World Freshwater Spearfishing Championships, which will be held at Lake Taupo in New Zealand on March 9 and …

Whanganui Street Drags pull in plenty of local racers
… bring the speed odometer needles down as the 33rd annual Street Drags for the Wanganui Road Rodders were a blast up Taupo Quay yesterday.

New Zealand’s Huka Lodge Is Hosting A Fly Fishing Tournament This August
Established as a fishing lodge in the 1920s, the size and fighting spirit of Lake Taupo’s famous rainbow and brown trout attracts anglers the world over, …

You can now wander down NZ’s longest river with Google
… onto each boat used throughout the project to then spend around a month collecting imagery from Port Waikato all the way to Lake Taupo. With 15 …