96 days ago

How do you think the Supercars will go in their new Taupō location?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

In less than a week the roar of V8 Supercars will reverberate around Taupō, more than a decade after they were seen on Hamilton streets.

While Hamiltonians initially embraced the event, cracks started to appear in the promoters’ plans even before the first green flag dropped, and it ended with a tarnished legacy and a big bill for ratepayers.

So can the Taupō event be a success and have we learned from past mistakes?

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20 hours ago

Cosy up with a fresh cup of coffee and a magazine


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3 days ago

Poll: Have you had a pen pal?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With the invention of the internet and mobile phone communication, pen pals seem to be a thing of the past but it was a common practice at one point.

Did you have a pen pal? Where did you meet them? Share below!

Have you had a pen pal?
  • 66.3% Yes
    66.3% Complete
  • 33.6% No
    33.6% Complete
  • 0.1% Other - I'll share below!
    0.1% Complete
670 votes
1 day ago

Kids' planter box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

It’s easy to create your very own colourful planter box, with the kids or for the kids to enjoy, from an old wooden drawer and Resene testpots.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.