Taupo Central, Taupo

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For only $15 a ticket, you could win a fully furnished home located in stunning Papamoa. Buy your tickets today!

122 days ago

Will you watch the powerboats this weekend?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

An 11th-hour agreement between the organisers of two major power-boating events and the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board will see both events back on Lake Taupō this weekend.

In early December last year, the trust board cancelled all commercial boating events on Lake Taupō to help stop the … View more
An 11th-hour agreement between the organisers of two major power-boating events and the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board will see both events back on Lake Taupō this weekend.

In early December last year, the trust board cancelled all commercial boating events on Lake Taupō to help stop the spread of invasive freshwater gold clams.

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122 days ago
123 days ago

Gooey Caramel Muffin Recipe

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Craving a recipe that’s sure to impress? Indulge your sweet tooth with our Gooey Caramel Muffins - the latest addition to Ryman’s food menu.

Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious! Grab your apron and prepare for caramel perfection with our step-by-step recipe.

Click read more for the full … View more
Craving a recipe that’s sure to impress? Indulge your sweet tooth with our Gooey Caramel Muffins - the latest addition to Ryman’s food menu.

Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious! Grab your apron and prepare for caramel perfection with our step-by-step recipe.

Click read more for the full recipe and video.

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123 days ago

Summer Road Trip Essentials

The Team from NZ Compare

Ready for a Kiwi summer road trip?

Explore our essential road trip gear for a memorable journey! Don't miss out on the must-haves to make your trip unforgettable :)

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123 days ago

Get $15,000 back for a limited time*

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

As New Zealand’s most popular retirement villages and Reader’s Digest most trusted brand, you probably didn’t need another reason to choose the Ryman lifestyle. So we’re giving you 15,000! For a limited time, if you sign up for one of our new home offers, you’ll get a $15,000 credit on … View moreAs New Zealand’s most popular retirement villages and Reader’s Digest most trusted brand, you probably didn’t need another reason to choose the Ryman lifestyle. So we’re giving you 15,000! For a limited time, if you sign up for one of our new home offers, you’ll get a $15,000 credit on settlement*. There’s truly never been a better time to choose Ryman.

*Terms and conditions apply
Find out more

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124 days ago

Pak'n Save

Michael from South Taupo

Went to Pak'n Save Rotorua this morning, and this was the price of 10kgs Potatoes see photo below so why are they $19.99 in Pak'n Save Taupo. Absolute ripoff Taupo Pak'n Save.

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133 days ago

Securing the future for local disability support funding

The Team from Momentum Waikato

Here's some great news to start the new year!

The ‘Fund for CCS Disability Action Waikato’ has been set up by the Gemini Trust, through transferring its investment portfolio to the care of Momentum Waikato.

This has allowed the Trust to be wound up, while ensuring its mission to … View more
Here's some great news to start the new year!

The ‘Fund for CCS Disability Action Waikato’ has been set up by the Gemini Trust, through transferring its investment portfolio to the care of Momentum Waikato.

This has allowed the Trust to be wound up, while ensuring its mission to provide financial support for CCS Disability Action Waikato can continue forever.

CCS Disability Action Waikato makes a huge difference in the lives of disabled people and their whaanau across the Waikato, Coromandel and King Country.

A heart-warming example is that of Lexy and her foster parents Maree and Dave in Te Aroha, pictured below.

“She’s a complete social butterfly,” says Maree. “She just brings so much love and laughter into our home. She’s a joy to have in our lives.”

Do you, or your business or organisation, want to support the day-to-day lives of disabled people across the Waikato by helping to grow the income that provides tailored support to enable independence and choice in their lives? Do you want to help disabled people build their futures by attending the University of Waikato?

If you do, please donate to the Fund for CCS Disability Action Waikato!

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124 days ago

100% of the love, for 50% of the fee! Half-price adoptions at SPCA start 27 January

The Team from SPCA Taupo - Centre & Op Shops

Hey animal lovers! Been thinking of adopting? Then we have some great news for you...

From Sat 27 Jan – Sun 4 Feb, SPCA offer half-price adoptions for all animals, all around the country!
SPCA Centres around New Zealand are currently full to the brim, so let’s get these deserving animals … View more
Hey animal lovers! Been thinking of adopting? Then we have some great news for you...

From Sat 27 Jan – Sun 4 Feb, SPCA offer half-price adoptions for all animals, all around the country!
SPCA Centres around New Zealand are currently full to the brim, so let’s get these deserving animals into loving homes this summer.

Life is just better with animals – so why wouldn’t you? Head over to www.spca.nz... to find your new best friend.

124 days ago

100% of the love, for 50% of the fee! Half-price adoptions at SPCA start 27 January

SPCA - Taupo Centre

Hey animal lovers! Been thinking of adopting? Then we have some great news for you...

From Sat 27 Jan – Sun 4 Feb, SPCA offer half-price adoptions for all animals, all around the country!
SPCA Centres around New Zealand are currently full to the brim, so let’s get these deserving animals … View more
Hey animal lovers! Been thinking of adopting? Then we have some great news for you...

From Sat 27 Jan – Sun 4 Feb, SPCA offer half-price adoptions for all animals, all around the country!
SPCA Centres around New Zealand are currently full to the brim, so let’s get these deserving animals into loving homes this summer.

Life is just better with animals – so why wouldn’t you? Head over to www.spca.nz... to find your new best friend.

125 days ago

Poll: What issues have you encountered?

The Team from NZ Compare

New Year, New Connection! How's your broadband holding up?
Have you encountered any issues with your current broadband service in the past year? Share your thoughts and let's help each other out!

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What issues have you encountered?
  • 22.5% Slow speeds
    22.5% Complete
  • 40.2% Unstable Connection
    40.2% Complete
  • 28.6% Expensive Monthly Bills
    28.6% Complete
  • 4.9% Bad Customer Service
    4.9% Complete
  • 3.7% Limited Coverage
    3.7% Complete
405 votes
127 days ago

Vampire Power: Avoid the Invisible Lurker

The Team from NZ Compare

Do you know that even when you switch off your devices, like the TV or coffee machine, they might still be sucking up power?

But fear not! At Power Compare, we've got the tools to help you ward off these energy thieves and SAVE money. Discover how to combat vampire power and keep your … View more
Do you know that even when you switch off your devices, like the TV or coffee machine, they might still be sucking up power?

But fear not! At Power Compare, we've got the tools to help you ward off these energy thieves and SAVE money. Discover how to combat vampire power and keep your energy bills in check.
Learn more now

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129 days ago

Have you got a great recipe for pumpkin?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours, our readers love learning things from other readers, so we're looking for recipes for pumpkin to feature in the magazine. Send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by January 26, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the March issue of NZ Gardener.

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129 days ago

WIN 1 of 4 X $60 Gift Cards!

The Team from NZ Compare

Embark on a fantastic 2024 journey! WIN your share of $240 (We have 4 X $60 gift cards to giveaway).

Simply tell us which bill you want to SAVE on this year - is it your power bill, or maybe your broadband, mobile phone, or mortgage? CLICK below to participate.

NZ Compare 's 2024 goal … View more
Embark on a fantastic 2024 journey! WIN your share of $240 (We have 4 X $60 gift cards to giveaway).

Simply tell us which bill you want to SAVE on this year - is it your power bill, or maybe your broadband, mobile phone, or mortgage? CLICK below to participate.

NZ Compare 's 2024 goal is helping more Kiwis COMPARE and SAVE!

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129 days ago

Display it

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Make the most of your open shelves with a refresh using Resene paints.

Find out how to bring out the best in your shelves with this easy to follow advice.

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129 days ago

Doug finds family at Ryman

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Not all Ryman residents can claim viral internet sensation status – but Patrick Hogan Retirement Village’s Doug Lineham sure can!

It was during the live televised name reveal for Ryman Healthcare’s new Cambridge village on TVNZ’s Breakfast that presenter Matty McClean happened upon Doug.… View more
Not all Ryman residents can claim viral internet sensation status – but Patrick Hogan Retirement Village’s Doug Lineham sure can!

It was during the live televised name reveal for Ryman Healthcare’s new Cambridge village on TVNZ’s Breakfast that presenter Matty McClean happened upon Doug.

The resulting hilarious sequence of dry, but complimentary-to-Ryman, one-liners left the audience calling for Doug to have his own show. One fan even touted him as the next PM!

What viewers didn’t know, however, was that behind the droll exterior, Doug was dealing with the loss of his beloved wife Jan.

Click to read Doug's story.

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