Taupo District Council

Community Organisation

Taupo District Council
46 Horomatangi Street
Taupo 3330
8 hours ago

Improvements to intersection of Kiddle, Arrowsmith and Napier roads to begin

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

The intersection of Kiddle Drive, Arrowsmith Avenue and Napier Road is about to be changed to make it safer for school children, cyclists, pedestrians and cars.

The new design will give traffic travelling on Kiddle Drive and Arrowsmith Avenue the right of way, with vehicles on Napier Road required… View more
The intersection of Kiddle Drive, Arrowsmith Avenue and Napier Road is about to be changed to make it safer for school children, cyclists, pedestrians and cars.

The new design will give traffic travelling on Kiddle Drive and Arrowsmith Avenue the right of way, with vehicles on Napier Road required to stop. There will also be cycle lanes, new road signage, new turning lanes and other safety improvements added.

Head of operations Kevin Strongman said the council had heard residents concerns about the high crash rate at the intersection and had worked with traffic specialists to design a solution that made safety the number one priority.

The existing layout of the intersection had caused traffic problems over the past two decades. It was named one of New Zealand Transport Agency’s top 10 crash sites in 2009, before it was handed over to the council as part of the East Taupō Arterial rearrangement. The $120,000 cost of the redesign will be fully funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Read the full story here:

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7 days ago

Step into the Small Worlds of fibre artists

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Local art group Fibres Unlimited is bringing its exhibition Small Worlds to Taupō Museum from this weekend.

Fibres Unlimited is a local group based in the Taupō District that creates artworks using all things fibre.

The group holds an exhibition biannually at Taupō Museum, each time with a … View more
Local art group Fibres Unlimited is bringing its exhibition Small Worlds to Taupō Museum from this weekend.

Fibres Unlimited is a local group based in the Taupō District that creates artworks using all things fibre.

The group holds an exhibition biannually at Taupō Museum, each time with a different theme. This year the theme is ‘small worlds’. The concept has allowed the artists to create pieces from their own perspectives, whether they live in a small community with just a few degrees of separation, whether the online world makes the real world seem much smaller or whether a close-up view is more absorbing than a wide view. Each artist uses their favoured fibre to share their view and the repurposing of fibre is a common theme throughout.

Artists Coralie Skinner, Ylva Maxwell, Aletta Lamprecht, Leigh Motion, Barbara McQuarrie, Raewyn Ireland, Adri Shaw and Morag Scott have come together to bring their fibre creations to life in the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from August 17 to September 23 at Taupō Museum.

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13 days ago

Are you enrolled to vote?

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Local body elections aren't far away and you must be enrolled to vote!

It’s easy to enrol to vote or check and update your enrolment details – just go to the Vote NZ website, visit a PostShop or call 0800 367656.

To ensure you receive voting documents in the post, the last day to enrol… View more
Local body elections aren't far away and you must be enrolled to vote!

It’s easy to enrol to vote or check and update your enrolment details – just go to the Vote NZ website, visit a PostShop or call 0800 367656.

To ensure you receive voting documents in the post, the last day to enrol is Friday, August 16.

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15 days ago

CATalogue exhibition at Taupo Museum

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

There are only a few days left to see CATalogue – a cat show for art lovers and an art show for cat lovers!

The pawsitively outstanding exhibition at Taupō Museum features cat-themed artworks, sculptures and accessories made from recycled/repurrposed materials.

Make sure you get along for a … View more
There are only a few days left to see CATalogue – a cat show for art lovers and an art show for cat lovers!

The pawsitively outstanding exhibition at Taupō Museum features cat-themed artworks, sculptures and accessories made from recycled/repurrposed materials.

Make sure you get along for a look, the exhibition finishes on Monday, August 12.

Entry is free for children and locals with proof of address.

20 days ago

Road closures during Taupo Marathon on August 3

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Please be aware road closures will be in place during the Hoka One One Taupō Marathon on Saturday, August 3, as shown on the map.

The route has changed from previous years to accommodate the road closure on Lake Terrace put in place following the wastewater pipe breakage.

Detours will be in … View more
Please be aware road closures will be in place during the Hoka One One Taupō Marathon on Saturday, August 3, as shown on the map.

The route has changed from previous years to accommodate the road closure on Lake Terrace put in place following the wastewater pipe breakage.

Detours will be in place and signposted while roads are closed. Please drive with extra care and keep an eye out for competitors.

A full list of road closure times is also available on our website here:

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