37 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?

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6 hours ago

From CNN: This concrete can trap CO2 emissions

Fred from Taupo Central

Concrete's main ingredient is responsible for 7% of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions. CarbonCure has figured out how to trap CO2 in concrete and make it stronger in the process. Now, LinkedIn is building with it.
www.cnn.com...

6 hours ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
Read the guide

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16 hours ago

What's On: Gatsby Black Tie Charity Event

Deeana from Bell Block

Presented by Freedom Dance and Pilates - Red Carpet, Tapas, DJ Alexi Kapetaneas, Silent Auction and Raffle Ticket Prizes throughout the evening. All proceeds go to Women’s Refuge. Tickets Online
Gatsby Black Tie Charity Event
  • Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo