Taupo District Council

Community Organisation

Taupo District Council
46 Horomatangi Street
Taupo 3330
3 days ago

Mayoral majority increases after ordinary votes counted

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas has been returned to the top job with a majority of 3170 after all ordinary votes were counted over the weekend, 518 more than at progress stage.

There were no changes to the successful candidates in the preliminary results announced yesterday from the progress… View more
Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas has been returned to the top job with a majority of 3170 after all ordinary votes were counted over the weekend, 518 more than at progress stage.

There were no changes to the successful candidates in the preliminary results announced yesterday from the progress results released on Saturday afternoon. Special votes are yet to be counted.

Those elected to represent the Taupō ward are Kathy Guy, Yvonne Westerman, Kevin Taylor, John Williamson, Christine Rankin, Anna Park and John Boddy. The two successful candidates for the Turangi-Tongariro ward are John Mack and Tangonui Kingi. Mangakino-Pouakani ward representative Kirsty Trueman was elected unopposed.

The successful candidate for the Taupō East Rural Ward is Kylie Leonard and the two successful candidates for the Tongariro Community Subdivison of the Turangi-Tongariro Community Board are Amanda Maclaren and Wally Van der Aa.

There was no election needed for the Turangi Community Subdivision as the number of nominations equalled the number of vacancies. Ian Ashmore, Clint Green, Donna Searancke and Rob Serverne will represent that subdivision.

The council will be sworn in on Thursday, October 31 and the community board on Tuesday, November 5.

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13 days ago

Intersection right of way has changed

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Changes to the right of way at the intersection of Napier Road, Arrowsmith Avenue and Kiddle Drive are now live. The changes give traffic travelling on Kiddle Drive and Arrowsmith Avenue the right of way, with vehicles on Napier Road now required to stop.

Please take extra care and reduce your … View more
Changes to the right of way at the intersection of Napier Road, Arrowsmith Avenue and Kiddle Drive are now live. The changes give traffic travelling on Kiddle Drive and Arrowsmith Avenue the right of way, with vehicles on Napier Road now required to stop.

Please take extra care and reduce your speed when approaching this intersection. Large digital screens advising drivers of the change on each approach to the intersection are in place, along with new fixed signs with ‘new road layout’ on the approaches. In addition, signage displaying a reduced speed limit of 30km/h approaching the intersection will stay in place for the next few weeks to help everybody get used to new layout.

20 days ago

Intersection right of way changing next week.

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

UPDATE Friday 4.40pm: We’ve hit a bit of a speed bump with this dodgy weather and we won’t be able to finish the road markings this evening. That means the right of way will stay the same over the weekend. Please follow the signs and take care and we will let you know as soon as we hear when … View moreUPDATE Friday 4.40pm: We’ve hit a bit of a speed bump with this dodgy weather and we won’t be able to finish the road markings this evening. That means the right of way will stay the same over the weekend. Please follow the signs and take care and we will let you know as soon as we hear when the priority will be changing. Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding.

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Changes to the right of way at the intersection of Napier Road, Arrowsmith Avenue and Kiddle Drive are set to go live overnight, with our contractor completing the final road markings tonight. The changes give traffic travelling on Kiddle Drive and Arrowsmith Avenue the right of way, with vehicles on Napier Road required to stop.

Safety is our number one priority, so please take extra care and reduce your speed when approaching this intersection. There will be large digital screens advising drivers of the change on each approach to the intersection, along with new fixed signs with ‘new road layout’ on the approaches. In addition, signage displaying a reduced speed limit of 30km/h approaching the intersection will also be in place for the next few weeks to help everybody get used to new layout.

We’re pleased to see this work completed as it will make this intersection safer for everyone who uses it including school children, cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. Thanks for your patience everybody!

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22 days ago

Lake Terrace now open

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Lake Terrace is now open to all traffic, following three months of major infrastructure repairs as a result of a washout event in July.

The work has involved complex design challenges with the installation of over 300 metres of watermain pipes as well as new stormwater and sewer systems. A new … View more
Lake Terrace is now open to all traffic, following three months of major infrastructure repairs as a result of a washout event in July.

The work has involved complex design challenges with the installation of over 300 metres of watermain pipes as well as new stormwater and sewer systems. A new nine metre high retaining wall has also been built.

Chief executive Gareth Green said the project had been a mammoth task.

“We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the help of the community. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to not only reinstate the road, but better future-proof the area.

“Not only have we moved the sewer and watermain further away from the lake, we have also installed a new stormwater separator that will help to remove more pollutants entering our stormwater.

“Of course, we also need to acknowledge the businesses who have been affected over this time. Thank you for your support and understanding as we have worked hard to get this area back up and running.”

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24 days ago

Nominations open for Youth Awards

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Do you know an impressive young person who has achieved great things this year? Now is your chance to nominate them for the annual Taupō District Youth Awards.

Young people from years 7 - 13 can be nominated in any of the five categories including:

Arts
Academic
Sport (individual and team … View more
Do you know an impressive young person who has achieved great things this year? Now is your chance to nominate them for the annual Taupō District Youth Awards.

Young people from years 7 - 13 can be nominated in any of the five categories including:

Arts
Academic
Sport (individual and team awards)
Leadership/Innovation
Resilience

Nominations are split into three age-groups: years 7 - 8, years 9 - 11 and years 12 – 13. A panel of judges will select a winner and runner-up in each of these age-groups with an an overall all-rounder then chosen across all age-groups and categories.

Find out more here:

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