South Taupo, Taupo

2 hours ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online … View more
When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
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1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

5 hours ago

Brand new Hot water cylinder

Graham from Taupo Central

Rheem Low pressure 135 litre, comes with pressure relief valve and Apex valve.
Suitable to use with a wet back or in a gravity fed water system
Price negotiable

Price: $1,000

3 days ago

We Say/You Say: A kiwi century

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi Taupō,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

A kiwi hatchery near Taupō has welcomed its 100th kiwi chick after opening just over a year ago.

The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is a specialist facility which incubates, hatches and raises kiwi; preparing … View more
Hi Taupō,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

A kiwi hatchery near Taupō has welcomed its 100th kiwi chick after opening just over a year ago.

The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is a specialist facility which incubates, hatches and raises kiwi; preparing them for release in predator-free areas around the country.

While reaching this significant milestone, the facility also has 12 eggs in incubation and 17 chicks waiting to be released from the brooder room.

When kiwi chicks get to four-weeks-old, they will be released into Mountain Maungatautari predator-free sanctuary. The offspring of sanctuary kiwi are released into other parts of the North Island to establish new kiwi populations or to boost existing ones in predator-free areas.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Taupō Times.
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1 day ago

What's On: ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS 2021

Nicola from South Taupo

‘Never too late to learn to Dance’ any age and ability can achieve this. Every Tuesday $10 per class get your first lesson free. All enquires: nicolawheeler765@gmail.com mobile 022 1889052.
ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS 2021
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2 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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15 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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6 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Meet Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens. Liz runs one of our fantastic Premium Businesses who have used Neighbourly Premium as a platform to build a strong local presence within their community.

Find out how you can Grow your Business with Neighbourly Premium
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6 days ago

Only one month to go until Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 kicks off!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to… View more
This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to a neighbour
• take some flowers to a neighbour
• organise a produce swap
• share garden tips or recipes for food in season
• create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways
• host an inclusive garden-themed working bee
• a friendly neighbourhood BBQ with homegrown ingredients

The options are endless! At the end of the day, our shared aim is to help bring people together by encouraging intentional connection with our neighbours. Whether that be organising a street party, sharing a cuppa, or simply saying ‘Kia Ora!” to those who live around you, every action helps to create a safer and more connected New Zealand.

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7 days ago

Make a space themed headboard

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Make a boring old headboard an exciting glow in the dark feature for a space themed kid’s room with Resene FX Nightlight glow in the dark paint.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how you can create your own

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8 days ago

Check out our 2021 programme!

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Summer’s here and the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is celebrating everything that makes Aotearoa extraordinary...

With almost 100 performances, from Chelsea Jade to Thabani Gapara's afro-funk to classical to ambient, HGAF is the summer festival you don't want to miss!

Get your … View more
Summer’s here and the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is celebrating everything that makes Aotearoa extraordinary...

With almost 100 performances, from Chelsea Jade to Thabani Gapara's afro-funk to classical to ambient, HGAF is the summer festival you don't want to miss!

Get your heart melted by the inimitable Tami Neilson, experience a celebration of local talent at This Is Kiwi or simply relax with whanau at the iconic Sunset Symphony.

From February 20-28 discover a world of arts in your own backyard.
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8 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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11 days ago

Auckland to move to Alert Level 2, rest of New Zealand to move to Alert Level 1

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert … View more
UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert Level 1 with Auckland moving to Alert Level 2.
- These restrictions will be reviewed February 22.
- There has been an additional 1 case confirmed, with the positive case a member of the same household bubble.
- New locations of interest have been loaded on the Ministry of Health website.
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UPDATE
16 February
1.09pm

There are no new community cases Ashley Bloomfield confirmed in a 1pm update today. There are no new cases in MIQ facilities.
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UPDATE
15 February
4.20pm

Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- The Prime Minister says there's a variety of scenarios on how the virus got into the community. To date, health officials are still attempting to establish the source of the outbreak.
- 42 people have been identified as close contacts.
- The first batch of Pfizer vaccines - 60,000 doses - arrived this morning on a Singapore Airlines flight.
- Vaccines will be offered to border and MIQ workers from this Saturday.
- This will be the largest vaccine programme in New Zealand's history, Jacinda Ardern says.
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UPDATE
February 15
1.36pm

The Ministry of Health has confirmed five new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation. There are no new community cases.
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UPDATE
February 15
8.18am

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the first two February cases are the highly infectious UK strain. There is no link to any MIQ infections.
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All regions outside Auckland have moved to Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the nation at 7.00pm Sunday, announcing all regions excluding Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm tonight.

Here's what you need to know:
- Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.
- Mask use is encouraged when it is difficult to maintain physical distancing.
- From 11.59pm tonight, travel to Auckland will no longer be possible with the heightened alert level - unless you are returning home.
- The full list of rules under Alert Level 2 can be found here.
- Here's the full list of locations of interest where the cases visited.

Neighbourly will update this message as further information comes to hand.

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9 days ago

Pams bacon pieces recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It has been revealed that aluminium pieces may be present in a Pams product.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries advised that a specific batch of "Pams Bacon Pieces" should not be consumed due to the possible presence of the foreign matter.

So far, there have been no… View more
It has been revealed that aluminium pieces may be present in a Pams product.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries advised that a specific batch of "Pams Bacon Pieces" should not be consumed due to the possible presence of the foreign matter.

So far, there have been no reports of associated injuries but if consumers have any concerns about their health, they should contact health officials.

What you need to know:
- The product is sold in Pak'n Save, Four Square and New World stores throughout the country.
- The best before date is February 28 2021.
- The bacon pieces weigh 350g and are contained in a plastic wrapping.

Customers are asked to return the product to their retailer for a full refund. Further queries can be directed to Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd on 0800 24 51 14

For further information on the recall please visit the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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10 days ago

What's On: ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS 2021

Nicola from South Taupo

‘Never too late to learn to Dance’ any age and ability can achieve this. Every Tuesday $10 per class get your first lesson free. All enquires: nicolawheeler765@gmail.com mobile 022 1889052.
ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS 2021
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