41 days ago

Taupō District welcomes $5.87m boost for airport re-development

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District mayor David Trewavas has welcomed today’s announcement from regional economic development minister Shane Jones outlining $5.87m of government funding for the re-development of the Taupō Airport.

The funding – which comes from the Provincial Growth Fund ($5 million) and the New Zealand Upgrade Programme ($870,000) - will enable a new terminal to be built, a car park extension, and the expansion of the airside apron in order to operate larger aircraft safely.

“This investment is a huge step forward for us and one which is essential to this district’s growth and prosperity. I am so pleased the Government is backing the future of our airport and has the confidence in our district to invest here,” said Mr Trewavas.

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More messages from your neighbours
15 hours ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.

And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: homed@stuff.co.nz.

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8 hours ago

Flood protection bylaws are changing

Bay Of Plenty District Council

The Flood Protection & Drainage Bylaws protect our people and our properties.

In line with government requirements, these now need updating. Changes have been proposed which may affect the way you’re allowed to use your land. Keep up to date and have your say.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Rates deferment

Michael from South Taupo

I see Wellington City council are proposing to defer the fourth quarter rates bill due in June for six months. For commercial and residential ratepayers. Whats the chance of Taupo city council doing the same?