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3 hours ago

Poll: Will you be celebrating Halloween?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!

Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?

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Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 10.6% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    10.6% Complete
  • 0.8% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    0.8% Complete
  • 22.8% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    22.8% Complete
  • 39.8% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    39.8% Complete
  • 26% It's just like any other day for me
    26% Complete
377 votes
5 hours 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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15 hours ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
Enter now

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1 day ago

2008 Holden Captiva

Kate from Taupo Central

Holden Captiva LX 7 seater for sale, leather interior, tow bar, roof racks, very clean and tidy has 135k kms. Had for 5 years and love this car, only selling as upgrading. $ 11,500
Located in Acacia Bay, make an offer as thinking if trading in.

Price: $11,500

2 days ago

Penny Lancaster breaks down in tears giving update on Rod Stewart cancer battle

Fred from Taupo Central

We are not inclined to talk about this subject too much. Some telltale factors are obvious if a person has been made aware of them. A physical check does not tell the whole story as only part of the prostate can be accessed for examination. A PSA blood test can be more specific if cancer is … View moreWe are not inclined to talk about this subject too much. Some telltale factors are obvious if a person has been made aware of them. A physical check does not tell the whole story as only part of the prostate can be accessed for examination. A PSA blood test can be more specific if cancer is present. A privately paid for MRI scan if not available from the public health service will provide the best information one way or the other.

Penny Lancaster breaks down in tears giving update on Rod Stewart cancer battle a.msn.com...

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2 days ago

Deluxe Wine & Drinks Fridge $450 ono

Jan from South Taupo

Perfect for summer entertaining, suit basement, garage, mancave, scullery - good looks sit anywhere.

Lemair (Model SWC - 270K) 1.25m H, 54cm W x 54cm D.
7 adjustable Chrome shelves, each spaced for 6 bottles. Internal light, perfect temperature control settings °C /°F on face panel, or choose… View more
Perfect for summer entertaining, suit basement, garage, mancave, scullery - good looks sit anywhere.

Lemair (Model SWC - 270K) 1.25m H, 54cm W x 54cm D.
7 adjustable Chrome shelves, each spaced for 6 bottles. Internal light, perfect temperature control settings °C /°F on face panel, or choose setting for Red, White or Sparkling. And dont forget the beers below!

Call Jan 021333348

Negotiable

2 days ago

“一带一路”规划(双语全文)

Fred from Taupo Central

Will this be a great project the world as a whole will benefit from?

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3 days ago

Chorus optical fibre cable and the aftermat.

Fred from Taupo Central

Has anybody else experienced the same mess left behind by Chorus or their sub-contractor after they installed the Ultra-Fast Fibre network. The information I received prior to the start of this work was every thing would be put back to Council standards. Presumably an effort to re-establise the … View moreHas anybody else experienced the same mess left behind by Chorus or their sub-contractor after they installed the Ultra-Fast Fibre network. The information I received prior to the start of this work was every thing would be put back to Council standards. Presumably an effort to re-establise the grass verge by leveling top dressing and seeding. Not so in my case view the evidence and commiserate with my despair. Please note I have made numerous attempts with Chorus and the Council to have this rectified but like the Groundhog Day movie the harder you try the more it stays the same.

3 days ago

Thank you OneSight!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a huge thank you to the incredible OneSight team who have recently spent time at five Salvation Army centres around the country providing free eye tests and glasses to Kiwis who are unable to afford them.

624 people were seen over five days with nearly 70% needing glasses. … View more
We want to say a huge thank you to the incredible OneSight team who have recently spent time at five Salvation Army centres around the country providing free eye tests and glasses to Kiwis who are unable to afford them.

624 people were seen over five days with nearly 70% needing glasses. Amazingly, 150 people attending the clinics were are able to leave with their new glasses which were manufactured on site!

OneSight Programme Manager for Australia/New Zealand Jenny Harnett says it was an honour to partner with The Salvation Army to deliver these clinics to communities in need. “We believe that glasses unlock potential, providing opportunities for students to learn, for people to work and earn a living, to drive, to read, and to support their families."

Thanks again OneSight!

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3 days ago

Dining room table and 6 chairs, grab yourself a bargain

Margaret from Taupo Central

Well loved, 6 upholstered chairs and solid wood extendable lovely oval table which also comes with a glass top for the normal table size, which we have left on every day.
The extendable piece of the table has only ever been used approximately 4 times but is extremely handy if you are having say the… View more
Well loved, 6 upholstered chairs and solid wood extendable lovely oval table which also comes with a glass top for the normal table size, which we have left on every day.
The extendable piece of the table has only ever been used approximately 4 times but is extremely handy if you are having say the family Christmas at your house :)
There are numerous scratches, marks etc mainly on the chairs and the feet of the table. Also a few buttons missing on the diamond buttoned chairs. However we have loved it the way it is and dont seem to notice them as the actual table top, with the glass protection is pretty good apart from a few blemishes as per photos.

The chairs also get a regular clean when we clean the carpets.

The dimensions are 1740 (normal length) then 2250 when extended and 1090 in width.

This was a quality piece of furniture in its day and if someone wanted to get this lovely dining room suite back to its perfect former glory, it would make a great restoration project.

It comes from a clean, smoke free home.

Price: $299

4 days ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing … View more
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
Find out more

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4 days ago

Heavy rain watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the following:

Area: Bay of Plenty, especially about the eastern ranges.
Valid: 18 hours from 7:00am Friday to 1:00am Saturday.
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain are expected during this time, and rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

An … View more
MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the following:

Area: Bay of Plenty, especially about the eastern ranges.
Valid: 18 hours from 7:00am Friday to 1:00am Saturday.
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain are expected during this time, and rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00pm Thursday 10 Oct 2019.

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