Taupo District Council

Community Organisation

Taupo District Council
46 Horomatangi Street
Taupo
2 days ago

Taupo a finalist to host 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupo has been short-listed with Perth, Australia to host the 2020 IRONMAN World Championships.

The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is the pinnacle event of the 70.3 distance, where athletes vie for the title of IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion. The event is held over two-days, with the very …View more
Taupo has been short-listed with Perth, Australia to host the 2020 IRONMAN World Championships.

The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is the pinnacle event of the 70.3 distance, where athletes vie for the title of IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion. The event is held over two-days, with the very best athletes come together to compete with professional women and age-group women racing one day and the professional men and age-group men racing on the other.

The southern hemisphere is in an annual rotation of regions which began in 2014, which also encompasses Europe and North America, as the location changes each year. Two Oceania locations, Taupo and Perth have surpassed all others who have placed a bid as they aim to add their name to the list alongside Nice, France, Chattanooga, Tennessee, See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria and Port Elizabeth in South Africa, amongst others.

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6 days ago

Taupo District Council gets in behind Ruapehu development

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupo District Council is to buy $1 million of investment bonds in a gondola project on Mt Ruapehu that is expected to be a 'game changer' for tourism in the Central North Island.

The decision was made at a confidential extraordinary meeting last week following news that the project …View more
Taupo District Council is to buy $1 million of investment bonds in a gondola project on Mt Ruapehu that is expected to be a 'game changer' for tourism in the Central North Island.

The decision was made at a confidential extraordinary meeting last week following news that the project was to attract a $10 million loan from the Government's Regional Growth Fund. That announcement was made public by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones at Ohakune today.

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taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/Taupo-District-Council-gets-in-behind-Ruapehu-development.aspx
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9 days ago

District to go from strength-to-strength

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

​Taupo District Council has adopted a District Economic Strengthening Plan to help achieve its vision "to be the most prosperous and liveable district in the North Island by 2022".

The plan brings together the district's natural advantages of water, geothermal energy, and …View more
​Taupo District Council has adopted a District Economic Strengthening Plan to help achieve its vision "to be the most prosperous and liveable district in the North Island by 2022".

The plan brings together the district's natural advantages of water, geothermal energy, and diverse landscapes to create a roadmap for future planning. It also aligns with key national and regional funding sources announced by the government. The plan includes six catalyst projects: the airport, civic precinct, tertiary hub, and geothermal industry, as well as the Wairakei Tourist Park, and a Turangi to Taupō cycle trail.

Mayor David Trewavas said the Taupo District's natural advantages put it in a strong position.

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taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/District-to-go-from-strength-to-strength.aspx
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13 days ago

Otumuheke Hot Pools closed

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Construction of the new facilities at Otumuheke Hot Stream continues with erosion mitigation work and installation of a new bridge and terraced seating around the public bathing area. Heavy machinery will be used for this phase of the project, and river levels will be lowered to accommodate this, …View moreConstruction of the new facilities at Otumuheke Hot Stream continues with erosion mitigation work and installation of a new bridge and terraced seating around the public bathing area. Heavy machinery will be used for this phase of the project, and river levels will be lowered to accommodate this, so from June 6 – June 20 the bathing area will be closed to the public for safety reasons.

Contractors will endeavour to keep access open during weekends when possible. Signage will indicate when the pools are open.

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taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/Otumuheke-Hot-Pools-closed.aspx
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20 days ago

Suzhou delegates visit ahead of world-class exhibition at Taupo Museum

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

​Delegates from one of Taupo's sister cities, Suzhou, visited last week to help with preparations for the upcoming world-class exhibition Suzhou – Faith and Life.

The exhibition, which opens at Taupo Museum on August 31, features treasures from the Tang and Song Dynasties dating back …View more
​Delegates from one of Taupo's sister cities, Suzhou, visited last week to help with preparations for the upcoming world-class exhibition Suzhou – Faith and Life.

The exhibition, which opens at Taupo Museum on August 31, features treasures from the Tang and Song Dynasties dating back to 618AD. It is the first time an exhibition of this age and significance has been hosted by Taupo Museum.

Delegates Mr Liu Ming and Ms Yao Yao from Suzhou Museum were here to check on the exhibition area. Due to the age and significance of the artefacts, humidity control and security measures are vitally important.

Library and museum manager Luisa Haines, said Mr Ming and Ms Yao were very happy with the arrangements in place. "The Suzhou Museum is one of the great international museums, and we are fortunate to have this unprecedented opportunity to share these ancient artefacts with our district. We are expecting visitors from all over New Zealand."

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