44 days ago

Intersection right of way has changed

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Changes to the right of way at the intersection of Napier Road, Arrowsmith Avenue and Kiddle Drive are now live. The changes give traffic travelling on Kiddle Drive and Arrowsmith Avenue the right of way, with vehicles on Napier Road now required to stop.

Please take extra care and reduce your speed when approaching this intersection. Large digital screens advising drivers of the change on each approach to the intersection are in place, along with new fixed signs with ‘new road layout’ on the approaches. In addition, signage displaying a reduced speed limit of 30km/h approaching the intersection will stay in place for the next few weeks to help everybody get used to new layout.

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22 hours ago

Challenge the unspoken rules

White Ribbon

A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their individuality and define themselves as men who have respectful relationships with themselves and their partners – creating happier, healthier communities for us all.
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1 day ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Apply now!

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2 days ago

Huka Falls Road to be closed periodically

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Huka Falls Road will be periodically closed to through traffic for three weeks from November 25 between 6am – 5.30pm, Monday – Saturday to allow for a footpath extension between Huka Lodge and the Huka Falls carpark entrance.

In 2018, council created a 1.5m wide concrete footpath along part of Huka Falls Road, with plans to eventually extend the path on to the Huka Falls.

While the works begin next week, the road will remain open until November 25.

Head of operations Kevin Strongman said this part of the extension will complete the final phase of the footpath.

“Once finished, the new footpath will be a great addition to the area.

“It will start from opposite Clearwater Lane and run 2.5km along the road, past Hipapatua Recreation and Reserve and onto the falls,” he said.

Temporary diversions will be put in place while the work is underway, with access still available to Huka Lodge at all times from the southern end of Huka Falls Road (where the lookout is).

Access to the Huka Falls themselves will also be available at all times from the northern end of Huka Falls Road, where Kefi at the Hub is located, to Huka Falls from Taupo.

An alternative route for pedestrians and cyclists will be signposted via the riverbank route and Spa Thermal Park.

Signage will be set up at both ends of Wairakei Drive informing motorists of the closure.

Pedestrians and cyclists on Huka Falls Road can divert through the Redwoods track and Kev’s track to bypass the worksite.

“Thank you for your patience as we work to create the footpath for everyone to enjoy.”

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