61 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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1 day ago

Poppa's pulled pork

The Team from Patrick Hogan Village

As the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked pulled pork. Its smoky, aromatic scent often wafts from Brent’s apartment at Ryman’s Kevin Hickman Village, tempting taste buds and stirring appetites. With its tender meat and velvety sauce, this dish is every bit as delicious as it sounds – you’ll be reaching for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Click read more for the full recipe.

6 days ago

Poll: Are swear words no longer?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

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Are swear words no longer?
  • 20.4% Yes - swear words don't phase me
    20.4% Complete
  • 48.6% No - it's still inappropriate to swear
    48.6% Complete
  • 30.2% It's depends on the word
    30.2% Complete
  • 0.8% Other - I'll share below!
    0.8% Complete
2683 votes
1 day ago

Sunshine state of mind

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Create a mood-enhancing workspace at home with a fresh and uplifting colour palette with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and Resene Lustacryl.

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