400 days ago

Poll: High-rise hotel gets the nod

Steph Rangi Reporter from Taupō Times

After a lengthy legal battle, the high rise hotel planned for Taupō's CBD gets the go-ahead.

- Do you support this decision?

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High-rise hotel gets the nod
  • 35.7% Yes
    35.7% Complete
  • 64.3% No
    64.3% Complete
42 votes
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12 hours ago

A selection of paintings from the Gilli Sutton Estate collection to go on sale

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

An eclectic selection of paintings from the Gilli Sutton collection is being released for sale by tender, with the proceeds to be used to support future young artists.

Gilli, a well-known and much-loved Taupō identity, was passionate about encouraging emerging painters, sculptors, poets and writers, many of whom owe their subsequent success to the encouragement and financial backing so generously given to them by her.

She amassed an extensive collection of works of art and has shared this passion through gifts to the Taupō Museum and Art Gallery, the Taupō District Council and to the Waitakaruru Arboretum Sculpture Gardens.

Brett Taylor’s magnificent “Heartland Taupō” sculpture beside the Museum, Robbie Graham’s imposing “The Crossing” on the Taupō lakefront and the Ora Garden of Well-Being at the Taupō Museum were made possible through Gilli’s philanthropic foresight ensuring a legacy to be enjoyed by future generations of art-lovers.

In keeping with her ideals, an eclectic collection of artworks from Gilli’s Estate will be for sale by tender at the Taupō Museum from 14 August to 20 September 2021.

Among the exhibits is a work by the sought-after artist Charles Barraud of Lake Taupō which will be auctioned separately at the Waikato Art Auction on 20 September.

The Friends of the Taupō Museum and Art Gallery will be hosting an opening function on Friday 13 August at 5.30pm. All proceeds will be invested and administered for the support of future young artists in the Taupō District.

The Museum and Art Gallery is open seven days from 10am to 4.30pm and entry is free to Taupō District residents with proof of address.

11 days ago

A perfect match with free recruitment service


"We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years", says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “We’d been in touch with local high schools to arrange work experience at our precision component business and liaised with many career advisors and even advertised at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), but with no success.”

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate.
In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

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14 hours ago

Volunteering opportunities in Taupō - can you help?

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Want to volunteer in Taupō but not sure where to begin? We can help!
We have a wide range of available opportunities - you can search for roles in your area of interest, and find out about what is needed online...