27 days ago

Volcanic Rumble moves to February 2021

Chris Marshall Reporter from Taupō Times

Next year’s Volcanic Rumble - Taupō’s homegrown transport festival - will be moving to February.
Organiser Marin Leusink said it would likely run late in the month with dates yet to be finalised.
“It will be the same format, a celebration of all types of vehicles and we’re looking forward to putting in place what we learned from last year - that people are very busy in the lead up to Christmas, but also to condense it and simplify the event.”

A highlight was the approximately 200 different vehicles on the Tongariro Domain on the weekend of the Christmas Parade.

Leusink and trustees Terry Kirkham, Craig Newman and volunteer Ray Ricks handed over the $5000 raised from December’s event to Shawn Vennell of Greening Taupō on Tuesday (July14) which Leusink thought was a solid community based objective.

An earlier thought had been to put the funds towards a pedestrian bridge to cross Tongariro Street.

Taupō Hospice was the other charity the Volcanic Rumble Trust supported with its Joy Rumbling - jaunts around town in a classic vehicle for children in difficult circumstances.

Leusink thanked local businesses for their support including major sponsor Malcolm Flowers Insurance and supporters like the Taupō District Council.



Craig Newman, Terry Kirkham, Malcolm Flowers, Kevin Taylor, Taupō Mayor David Trewavas and Ray Ricks with (in front) Marin Leusink and Shawn Vennell.

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6 days ago

Invitation to Public Meeting with Hon Judith Collins & Hon Louise Upston

Louise Upston from Louise Upston MP

You are invited to join Hon Judith Collins, Leader of the Opposition, and Hon Louise Upston, MP for Taupo, at a public meeting on Tuesday 11 August from 10.00 - 11.00am at the Taupo Yacht Club, 9 Ferry Road, Taupo.


I look forward to seeing you there!


Your sincerely,


Louise Upston
MP for Taupo

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3 hours ago

What moving to level 2 means for the rest of NZ

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.

Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.

Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.

Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.

In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.

For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.

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4 hours ago

COVID-19 Update

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

We will be closing our New Zealand care centres to all visitors from 10am on Wednesday August 12 following the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community in Auckland, and Level 2 Alert level in the remainder of New Zealand.