Taupo District Council

Community Organisation

Taupo District Council
46 Horomatangi Street
Taupo
2 days ago

Earth Day Litter Pick-up event in Taupo on Sunday, April 22

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Earth Day Network, the global coordinator of Earth Day, is building the world’s largest coalition of people united in ensuring we have a healthy planet.

This year, the focus is around a reduction in plastics globally, and here in Taupō we can do our part by picking up litter and educating …View more
Earth Day Network, the global coordinator of Earth Day, is building the world’s largest coalition of people united in ensuring we have a healthy planet.

This year, the focus is around a reduction in plastics globally, and here in Taupō we can do our part by picking up litter and educating ourselves in ways we can help clean up and recycle plastics in our region.

So how can we do our part? Come and help us tidy up!

Following on from tree-planting days and previous litter pick-up events, Taupō District Council has an ongoing commitment to providing green options for our waste, in addition to reducing our overall carbon footprint and being responsible environmental citizens.

Join the team at the Float Plane car park in Ferry Road where volunteers will be split up to cover different areas, including the Tongariro domain, our lakefront and CBD.

What: Earth Day Litter Pick-Up
When: Sunday, April 22 at 10 am
Where: Various locations, meet at Ferry Road, Float Plane Carpark

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7 days ago

I Don’t Know / Tell Me at Taupo Museum and Gallery

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

​​Chris Eyes, also known as the artist SeeSaw, is bringing his abstract colour-bombs to the Taupo Museum and Gallery. ​

The work aims to capture that spirit of creation inherent in imaginative children, and is highlighted by some works being a collaboration with his four-year old daughter,…View more
​​Chris Eyes, also known as the artist SeeSaw, is bringing his abstract colour-bombs to the Taupo Museum and Gallery. ​

The work aims to capture that spirit of creation inherent in imaginative children, and is highlighted by some works being a collaboration with his four-year old daughter, Sadie Rose, also known as 'SaySay'.

Through various materials, Chris brings to light his own struggles with depression and anxiety. He is keen to highlight the services available in the Taupo region, and other options accessible nationally.

Some of the art will be for sale, with other pieces available via a feedback loop in which works will be given to anyone who shares an interesting story about what a particular piece means or inspires in them, good or bad, or where they might put it should they acquire it.

At the end of the exhibition all stories will be considered and Chris will make decisions based on the feedback he gets.

Chris says: "I think this becomes a nice way to interact and also allows the art and its story to spread further afield."

taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/I-Don%E2%80%99t-Know-Tell-Me-at-Taupo-Museum-and-Gallery.aspx
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42 days ago

Road layout changes

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

​​After consultation with road safety experts, this weekend sees road layout changes for the Spa Road to Tongariro Street roundabout and Norman Smith to Wairakei Drive interchange.

The work for both sites is to be completed this weekend​ weather permitting. Signage reflecting these …View more
​​After consultation with road safety experts, this weekend sees road layout changes for the Spa Road to Tongariro Street roundabout and Norman Smith to Wairakei Drive interchange.

The work for both sites is to be completed this weekend​ weather permitting. Signage reflecting these changes will be installed. Further signage will be placed on State Highway 1 to direct traffic to other entrances into Taupō, to take pressure off Wairakei Drive at peak times.

Further changes are proposed in the short, medium and long term to improve traffic flow through Taupo's CBD and ease congestion at Norman Smith Street/Wairakei Drive.

These changes are outlined in the Long-term Plan available from Monday, March 12 and we welcome submissions from the community on the proposed changes.

Read more here -

taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/Road-layout-changes.aspx
45 days ago

Extra funding allocated in bid to stop wastewater spills

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

​Taupo District Council is about to ramp up the maintenance of its wastewater network in an effort to stop sewer overflows into the lake.

At Tuesday's council meeting, an extra $395,000 was unanimously approved to carry out more sewer inspections and cleaning before June, following a …View more
​Taupo District Council is about to ramp up the maintenance of its wastewater network in an effort to stop sewer overflows into the lake.

At Tuesday's council meeting, an extra $395,000 was unanimously approved to carry out more sewer inspections and cleaning before June, following a number of wastewater spills in the past year.

The community will also be asked for feedback on an increased maintenance programme in future years as part of the council's next Long-term Plan when consultation opens on March 12.

Read more here -

taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/Extra-funding-allocated-in-bid-to-stop-wastewater-spills.aspx
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49 days ago

Road closures during IRONMAN New Zealand

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

It's that time again, when we warmly welcome all athletes, their families and supporters for the Kellogg's Nutrigrain IRONMAN New Zealand. Best of luck to everyone taking on the challenge!

Please be aware that various road closures and detours will be in place between 2am Saturday and …View more
It's that time again, when we warmly welcome all athletes, their families and supporters for the Kellogg's Nutrigrain IRONMAN New Zealand. Best of luck to everyone taking on the challenge!

Please be aware that various road closures and detours will be in place between 2am Saturday and 2am Sunday. Check out this map for all the closures and detours in the Taupo CBD and see a list of all road closures including those on Centennial Drive, Broadlands Road and at Wharewaka here -

taupodc.govt.nz/our-council/road-closures/Pages/default.aspx
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