74 days ago

Nominations open for Youth Awards

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Do you know an impressive young person who has achieved great things this year? Now is your chance to nominate them for the annual Taupō District Youth Awards.

Young people from years 7 - 13 can be nominated in any of the five categories including:

Sport (individual and team awards)

Nominations are split into three age-groups: years 7 - 8, years 9 - 11 and years 12 – 13. A panel of judges will select a winner and runner-up in each of these age-groups with an an overall all-rounder then chosen across all age-groups and categories.

Find out more here:

More messages from your neighbours
9 hours ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

12 hours ago

SCAM ALERT: Vehicle licence (registration) email

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific vehicle details including:
- Your vehicle’s plate number
- Vehicle make
- The expiry date of your current vehicle licence

Click here for more advice and information.

15 hours ago

A garden project with a difference

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Add colour to any garden setting with a planter that boasts movement and extra visual interest.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this project yourself.