53 days ago

Lake Terrace now open

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Lake Terrace is now open to all traffic, following three months of major infrastructure repairs as a result of a washout event in July.

The work has involved complex design challenges with the installation of over 300 metres of watermain pipes as well as new stormwater and sewer systems. A new nine metre high retaining wall has also been built.

Chief executive Gareth Green said the project had been a mammoth task.

“We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the help of the community. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to not only reinstate the road, but better future-proof the area.

“Not only have we moved the sewer and watermain further away from the lake, we have also installed a new stormwater separator that will help to remove more pollutants entering our stormwater.

“Of course, we also need to acknowledge the businesses who have been affected over this time. Thank you for your support and understanding as we have worked hard to get this area back up and running.”

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Challenge the unspoken rules

White Ribbon

A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their individuality and define themselves as men who have respectful relationships with themselves and their partners – creating happier, healthier communities for us all.
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13 days ago

What do you think of the choice of our new deputy mayor?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi neighbours,
In a departure from recent tradition, third term Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas has opted not to make the highest polling councillor his deputy.
Rather than Kathy Guy, he has instead appointed mayoral rival councillor Christine Rankin as his understudy.
REad why he chose Rankin here.
So what do you think? Should the mayor choose the highest polling candidate or go with who he feels is the best choice?

1 day ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?


Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Apply now!