Taupo District Council

Community Organisation

Taupo District Council
46 Horomatangi Street
Taupo 3330
9 days ago

Road closures in Taupo during IRONMAN 70.3

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

It’s going to be another action-packed day tomorrow with the IRONMAN 70.3 event back in town.

Please be aware various road closures will be in place between 4.30am and 3pm tomorrow in the Taupo CBD and along Centennial Drive and Broadlands Road.

Please take extra care on the roads, keep an … View more
It’s going to be another action-packed day tomorrow with the IRONMAN 70.3 event back in town.

Please be aware various road closures will be in place between 4.30am and 3pm tomorrow in the Taupo CBD and along Centennial Drive and Broadlands Road.

Please take extra care on the roads, keep an eye out for cyclists and runners, and look out for signage and detours to help you get around safely. Thanks everybody!

taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/road-closures/Pages/default.aspx

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10 days ago

New Alcohol Control Bylaw to commence December 7

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

A new Alcohol Control Bylaw will come into effect on Friday, December 7 with changes to the existing alcohol ban areas and the inclusion of the Otumuheke Stream bathing area in Spa Park for the first time.

​Following feedback from the community and discussions with Police, the alcohol ban will … View more
A new Alcohol Control Bylaw will come into effect on Friday, December 7 with changes to the existing alcohol ban areas and the inclusion of the Otumuheke Stream bathing area in Spa Park for the first time.

​Following feedback from the community and discussions with Police, the alcohol ban will now include town centre areas in Taupō between 4pm Thursday until 7am Monday and in Mangakino between 7pm Friday and 7am Sunday. These bans also apply to public holidays. Over the New Year period alcohol bans cover Taupō, Mangakino and Turangi town centres, lakefront reserve areas and Hipapatua Reserve (Reids Farm) from noon December 27 and 7am January 4 each year.

At Otumuheke Stream bathing area in Spa Park, there will be a permanent ban put in place following the improvements and beautification project completed this year.

Read more and see maps of the alcohol ban areas here:

taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/New-Alcohol-Control-Bylaw-to-commence-in-December.aspx

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17 days ago

New speed bylaw in effect from December 1

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District Council's new speed bylaw comes into force from Saturday, December 1 and there will be changes to several speed limits in our district.

Infrastructure manager Denis Lewis said the changes were being made to roads that had been identified as high risk or that the community had … View more
Taupō District Council's new speed bylaw comes into force from Saturday, December 1 and there will be changes to several speed limits in our district.

Infrastructure manager Denis Lewis said the changes were being made to roads that had been identified as high risk or that the community had raised concerns about. "The majority of the changes involve speed limit reductions," he said. "So be sure to pay attention to speed limit signs to make sure you are within the limits. These changes are being put in place to make our roads safer for all of us, so play your part and keep to the appropriate speed."

In Taupō, Tauhara Rd has been reduced from 70km/h to 50km/h between Rifle Range Road and Miro Street. Between the Airport roundabout and Rainbow Drive, Lake Terrace has been reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h, and between Rainbow Drive and Hawai Street Lake Terrace has been reduced from 70km/h to 50km/h. There is now no holiday speed limit on Lake Terrace.

Read the full story here -

taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/New-speed-bylaw-in-effect-from-December-1.aspx

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18 days ago

On the Road Again pulls up to Taupo Museum

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Photography meets painting as a new exhibition nears its destination at Taupō Museum. On the Road Again drops by for a pit stop as photographer Helmut Hirler teams up with painters Sally Maguire and Gary Waldrom from November 24 – January 14, 2019.

The team have come from far and wide to put … View more
Photography meets painting as a new exhibition nears its destination at Taupō Museum. On the Road Again drops by for a pit stop as photographer Helmut Hirler teams up with painters Sally Maguire and Gary Waldrom from November 24 – January 14, 2019.

The team have come from far and wide to put this scenic road-trip in front of us, with visions of what we might see on the road as we travel across our beautiful country.

Read the full story here -

taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/On-the-Road-Again-pulls-up-to-Taupo-Museum.aspx

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19 days ago

Film Festival returns to Taupo Museum

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

The big screen is coming back to Taupō Museum with the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LASFF) getting under way on Friday evening.

Entry to the films is free but bookings are essential!

To book, email taupomuseum@taupo.govt.nz or call 07 376-0414.

For more info on the films and … View more
The big screen is coming back to Taupō Museum with the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LASFF) getting under way on Friday evening.

Entry to the films is free but bookings are essential!

To book, email taupomuseum@taupo.govt.nz or call 07 376-0414.

For more info on the films and session times go to:

lasffnz.co.nz/venues/

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