Taupo District Council

Community Organisation

Taupo District Council
46 Horomatangi Street
Taupo 3330
9 days ago

2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship coming to Taupō, New Zealand

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas has today welcomed the announcement that the district will host the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.

Taupō District was originally set to host the 2020 edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on November 28-29, prior to the event cancellation due … View more
Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas has today welcomed the announcement that the district will host the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.

Taupō District was originally set to host the 2020 edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on November 28-29, prior to the event cancellation due to the ongoing and widespread impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Trewavas said he was thrilled to see the district secure the world championship event which will be held on December 10-11, 2022.

“We are ecstatic that as the home of IRONMAN in New Zealand we have been able to work with IRONMAN to secure the event for 2022,” Mayor Trewavas said.

“We had already laid some solid foundations in preparing to host the world’s top triathletes and this additional time will allow us to offer an extremely polished event that will showcase both the Taupō District and New Zealand to the rest of the world.”

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10 days ago

Call for feedback on draft Transport Strategy

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District Council is calling for feedback on its draft Transport Strategy, to better understand the community’s transport services and infrastructure needs.

The draft strategy sets out a number of key themes and ideas that council hopes will start the conversation to help inform its … View more
Taupō District Council is calling for feedback on its draft Transport Strategy, to better understand the community’s transport services and infrastructure needs.

The draft strategy sets out a number of key themes and ideas that council hopes will start the conversation to help inform its long-term transport priorities and direction.

Mayor David Trewavas said it was important to hear feedback from the community on the draft strategy.

“Our top priority is safety for our users, but on top of that there are a number of other priorities that we’d like your feedback on – from creating a cycling and walking friendly district to ensuring resilient infrastructure and supporting a vibrant district,” he said.

“We are also asking a number of questions covering safety on rural roads, intersection and traffic flow, how to better support vibrancy through infrastructure, pedestrian and cycling connections and crossings.”

Feedback on the draft Transport Strategy is open from midday, Tuesday 4 August – 5pm, Friday 4 September 2020.

For further information and to provide feedback head to:

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15 days ago

Road closures during Taupo Marathon on August 2

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

A big Taupō District welcome to everybody coming into town for the Taupō Marathon!

To help keep everybody safe during the event on Sunday road closures will be in place, as shown on the map. Detours will be signposted while roads are closed during the event. Please be aware access to the marina… View more
A big Taupō District welcome to everybody coming into town for the Taupō Marathon!

To help keep everybody safe during the event on Sunday road closures will be in place, as shown on the map. Detours will be signposted while roads are closed during the event. Please be aware access to the marina will be available via Story Place throughout the day.

Make sure you head down and cheer on friends, family and everyone else out there giving it a go, and best of luck to all competitors!

Road closures:

> Tongariro Street from Heuheu Street to Lake Terrace, 7am – 1pm
> Lake Terrace from Tongariro Street to Roberts Street, 7am – 1pm
> Lake Terrace from Roberts Street to Mere Road (Northbound lane only), 7am – 1pm
> Ferry Road from Lake Terrace to Redoubt Street (Restricted access in place), 6:30am – 1pm
> Story Place from Police Station to Redoubt Street (Restricted access in place), 6:30am – 1pm
> Redoubt Street from Tongariro Street to Story Place (Restricted access place), 6:30am to 1pm.

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15 days ago

Transformation of Taupō CBD set to start next month

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

A $20 million transformation of Taupō’s Central Business District is set to get underway following a successful application to the Government’s ‘shovel ready project’ fund.

The four-phase project aims to ‘transform our public places into people spaces to drive economic development’ … View more
A $20 million transformation of Taupō’s Central Business District is set to get underway following a successful application to the Government’s ‘shovel ready project’ fund.

The four-phase project aims to ‘transform our public places into people spaces to drive economic development’ and is expected to provide 92 full-time equivalent positions during its delivery.

The project will start with the upgrade of the Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street intersection, the fifth of eight town centre intersections to be transformed. Work will begin on Monday, August 10 and is expected to take 16 weeks. The upgrade of the Gascoigne and Paora Hapi Streets and Horomatangi and Ruapehu Streets will follow.

Phase two will be providing a safe and convenient alternative for vehicles not wanting to access the CBD using Titiraupenga Street, phase three the transformation of Tongariro Street from the Spa Road roundabout to Lake Terrace and from Lake Terrace to Titiraupenga Street, and phase four the development of an environment conducive to alfresco dining and social interaction in Tuwharetoa Street.

Read the full story here:

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39 days ago

Local architects chosen for airport development

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Local architectural firm Stephenson and Turner has been chosen to design Taupō’s new airport terminal building.

The new terminal is to be built as part of an airport redevelopment made possible with $5 million in funding from the Provincial Growth Fund and $870,000 from the New Zealand Upgrade … View more
Local architectural firm Stephenson and Turner has been chosen to design Taupō’s new airport terminal building.

The new terminal is to be built as part of an airport redevelopment made possible with $5 million in funding from the Provincial Growth Fund and $870,000 from the New Zealand Upgrade Programme. The redevelopment will include a new car park and the expansion of the airside apron to allow larger aircraft to operate safely, as well as the new terminal facility.

Paul Raven of Stephenson and Turner said the firm had extensive experience in aviation architecture having worked on Auckland Airport’s international and domestic terminals and the team were excited to be working on something much closer to home.

“We are delighted to be selected for this project and are looking forward to working with Taupō District Council, the key stakeholders and local businesses to deliver Taupō’s new airport terminal facility,” he said.

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