57 days ago

Were you at the V8s parade?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

The excitement was palpable on the streets of Taupō as thousands turned out to welcome the V8 Supercars roadshow to town.

In a first for Supercars, and for Taupō, all 24 Supercars drivers and their cars drove 8.5km from Taupō International Motorsport Park to Te Ātea on Taupō’s lakefront for a meet and greet with fans on the eve of the inaugural ITM Taupō Super400.

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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.