Taupo News #97 – Week Ending 2nd June 2019


Car plunges down bank near Taupo, two people trapped
Two people have been freed after being trapped in a car which plunged down a bank near Taupo. Police were called to the scene on Pohokura Rd …

Young family spend night down bank after car crash near Taupo
A couple and their baby spent and night trapped down a bank following a car crash on SH5 near Waipunga Falls between Taupo and Napier.

Taupo lithium resource potentially economic – GNS
By Gavin Evans. May 29 (BusinessDesk) – Lithium resources in the Taupo volcanic zone are potentially economic but may require conventional …

Fire crews search blazing house in Taupo after fears people were trapped inside
Firefighters searched through a blazing building this morning after concerns there could be people trapped inside. Fire and Emergency NZ were …

Two Billy Idol concerts sell out in record time
Taupō and Queenstown concerts featuring Billy Idol have sold out in record time, while a third concert in Whitianga is close to selling out. Idol is a key …

Taupo airport manager standing down after 12 years in the role
Mr Groome has had an extensive career in aviation, both in operational roles and as a pilot, and has also been a farmer. He initially signed up for a …

Mother of two children killed in Desert Road crash label’s driver’s claims of remorse ‘an insult’
She also said she was horrified by the leniency of the sentence handed down. Driver John Baptiste​ Barber was sentenced at the Taupō District Court …

Contact Energy to spend $30 million on geothermal appraisal wells
Contact Energy will spend $30 million on a series of appraisal wells on Taupo’s Tauhara geothermal steamfield as it builds towards a final investment …

Whanganui’s Bridgewater Quay resource consent application lodged
The developer looking to create a new apartment block out of the former Chronicle building on Taupo Quay has lodged a resource consent application …

Mega-strike: Rotorua teacher Phil Lash considering giving up profession
Deafening toots of support were all that could be heard as teachers stood on the Te Ngae Rd roundabout and the Old Taupo Rd/Pukuatua St …