Taupo District Council

Community Organisation

Taupo District Council
46 Horomatangi Street
Taupo 3330
18 days ago

Taupō airport manager retires

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō airport manager Michael Groome is 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 one-year fixed contract but stayed on and has overseen several … View more
Taupō airport manager Michael Groome is 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 one-year fixed contract but stayed on and has overseen several important milestones at the airport, including a new safety management system.

Head of economic development and business transformation John Ridd says Mr Groome’s contribution to the airport and the Taupō Airport Authority has been outstanding, and he will be greatly missed.

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26 days ago

Whakapapa quilts: finding connections, empowerment and hope

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Starting May 25, Taupō Museum is hosting an exhibition by Maungarongo Te Kawa (Ngāti Porou), an artist, storyteller, quilter and fashion designer.

His whakapapa quilts are based on the traditional concepts of te whare pora, the creative zone, waipunarangi, the source of creativity and hine te … View more
Starting May 25, Taupō Museum is hosting an exhibition by Maungarongo Te Kawa (Ngāti Porou), an artist, storyteller, quilter and fashion designer.

His whakapapa quilts are based on the traditional concepts of te whare pora, the creative zone, waipunarangi, the source of creativity and hine te iwaiwa, the energy of nature.

“These traditional concepts are also used by people like indigenous midwives, weavers, artists and healers. They are part of living a whole, healthy, vital life,” Te Kawa said.

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33 days ago

Calling all artists for cat-themed work

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Following the success of the 2018 Dog Show exhibition at Taupō Museum, the hunt is on for cat-themed artworks.

Artists and creative people of all ages are invited to exhibit their cat-themed artworks, sculpture and accessories for the exhibition, which will be called CATalogue.

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Following the success of the 2018 Dog Show exhibition at Taupō Museum, the hunt is on for cat-themed artworks.

Artists and creative people of all ages are invited to exhibit their cat-themed artworks, sculpture and accessories for the exhibition, which will be called CATalogue.

Exhibitions officer Kerence Stephen said artworks submitted should incorporate recycled materials.

“We’ve already had 20 people sign up to bring their feline creations to life, and we are keen to have more,” she said. “If you love cats and art – this is the exhibition for you!”

Remember to use your imagination and have an element of recycled materials in your cat-like construction.

Register your interest with Kerence via the details below and get creating!

CATalogue will run from July 6 – August 12.

The museum is open seven days from 10am to 4.30pm. Entry is free to children and Taupō District residents with proof of address.

For further information contact:
Kerence Stephen
Exhibitions Officer Taupō Museum
Phone: 07 376 1583
kstephen@taupo.govt.nz

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47 days ago

Speed limit lowers at northern entrance into town

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

A new speed limit comes into force on Wairakei Drive today – the last speed change to be implemented following the introduction of Taupō District Council’s Speed Limits Bylaw 2018 in December.

Wairakei Drive, from 100m north of Norman Smith Street up Control Gates Hill to 500m north of Huka … View more
A new speed limit comes into force on Wairakei Drive today – the last speed change to be implemented following the introduction of Taupō District Council’s Speed Limits Bylaw 2018 in December.

Wairakei Drive, from 100m north of Norman Smith Street up Control Gates Hill to 500m north of Huka Falls Road, will be reduced to 50kmh. It had been 80kmh, but has been changed to improve safety ahead of improvements to the northern corridor into town.

Head of operations Kevin Strongman said while all other speed changes under the bylaw were implemented on December 1, this particular section of road was delayed to coincide with the roadworks that will start on Monday.

The northern corridor improvement work will include the installation of traffic signals and other minor changes at the Norman Smith Street and Wairakei Drive intersection, new signage at the northern end of the new 50kmh zone, the implementation of traffic calming measures, minor safety changes to the Poihipi Road and Wairakei Drive intersection and the completion of the widening of the existing path on Control Gates Hill.

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46 days ago

Council chooses to sign climate change declaration

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District Council has agreed to sign the Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration 2017, confirming its commitment to respond to climate change.

The decision was made at yesterday’s council meeting following a workshop on the issue earlier this month. At that workshop, there … View more
Taupō District Council has agreed to sign the Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration 2017, confirming its commitment to respond to climate change.

The decision was made at yesterday’s council meeting following a workshop on the issue earlier this month. At that workshop, there was an impassioned plea from Taupō youth for the issue to be taken seriously for the sake of future generations.

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) produced a position on climate change in 2017 that highlights the need to act with urgency to avoid future risk from climate change. The majority of New Zealand councils have signed the declaration.

Mayor David Trewavas said councillors stood behind taking action and the signing of the declaration would give direction to how the council operated its business and planned for the future of the Taupō District community.

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