169 days ago

Did you feel last night's quake?

Reporter Taupō Times

Hi neighbours - an earthquake which shook Taupō last night is one of the largest to hit the region in the last 40 years.

The shallow quake was centred under the lake bed 15km northeast of Turangi. "I was watching a movie in bed and it unsettled me so much, I couldn't continue," said Stephen Kelly of Wharewaka.

Did you feel the quake?

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12 hours ago

New General Manager for Taupō Airport

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Rhys Frearson has been appointed to the role of General Manager of Taupō Airport.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Frearson was Manager of Operations at Rotorua Airport. Mr Frearson began his aviation career as a member of a Rescue Fire crew, before studying for a Diploma in Aviation, progressing to Rescue Fire manager and then on to Operations Manager. He also enjoys time viewing the world from the pilot’s seat as often as possible.

Mr Frearson said he was looking forward to getting stuck into the new role, ensuring the airport met all civil aviation requirements, and acting as the point of contact for the community. “The Taupō district is a very dynamic place and I’m really excited to be here. It’s such an upbeat region and there is so much to do, I’m really looking forward to the challenges and opportunities we have for the airport here,” he said.

Head of economic development and business development John Ridd said Mr Frearson was taking up the role at an exciting time. “We have the bones of ‘the best little airport in New Zealand’ due to the fantastic work of previous managers, and Rhys comes to the role at a great time when we are primed for further growth both airside and landside. He brings the skills and experience which will take the airport to the next level,” he said.

Pictured: Rhys Frearson at Taupō Airport.

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19 hours ago

What's On: Music in the Reserve

Jane from Taupo Central

Ukes, jazz, folk, classical, brass band, Concert Band and Blended, poetry, nature activities and puppet stories for children. Bring a rug and a picnic. Sausage sizzle - Taupo Parents Centre
Music in the Reserve
  • Waipahihi Botanical Reserve
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19 hours ago

Music in the Reserve

Jane from Taupo Central

Ukuleles, jazz, folk, classical, brass band & poetry & nature activities and puppet stories for children. Bring a rug and a picnic!
Waipahihi Botanical Reserve, Shepherd Road, Taupo
No charge
Fundraiser sausage sizzle for the Taupo Parents Centre

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