Waipahihi, Taupo

12 hours ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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11 hours ago

A bit of Kiwiana with The Experimental 200s

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

A new exhibition that explores what it is that makes us Kiwis will open at the Taupō Museum next month.

The Experimental 200s is an exhibition from former Taupō artist Lianne Adams, opening Saturday February 6 and running until Monday March 22.

Exhibitions officer Kerence Stephen said Adams was… View more
A new exhibition that explores what it is that makes us Kiwis will open at the Taupō Museum next month.

The Experimental 200s is an exhibition from former Taupō artist Lianne Adams, opening Saturday February 6 and running until Monday March 22.

Exhibitions officer Kerence Stephen said Adams was an artist who drew on her background as an international artist and graphic designer to create bespoke pieces that comprised both computer-based designs and traditional art.

“She has a distinct style and has a personal touch to all her work,” Ms Stephen said. “With a love of New Zealand and a story to tell, Lianne’s works are drawn from her heart and made with love.”

The Experimental 200s were created before and through lockdown, so Adams has made do with the limited tools and equipment she had available to her during this time.

“Supplies were scarce and Lianne used what was in her workshop supply cupboard to the maximum,” Ms Stephen said.

Adams has been a regular exhibitor at Taupō Museum for many years and her tiki prints were popular items at the museum shop, Ms Stephen said. Adams’ last exhibition at Taupo Museum in summer 2019 nearly sold out.

The community is welcome to join Adams for the official opening morning tea of The Experimental 200s on Saturday February 6 at 10am.

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

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12 hours ago

Phase two of Horomatangi & Ruapehu streets roundabout to get underway

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

The second phase of the Horomatangi Street and Ruapehu Street intersection will get underway next Tuesday, February 2.

This will include the finishing touches to the roundabout and the four corners including landscaping, seating and paving.

Project manager Darren Penketh said the work would begin… View more
The second phase of the Horomatangi Street and Ruapehu Street intersection will get underway next Tuesday, February 2.

This will include the finishing touches to the roundabout and the four corners including landscaping, seating and paving.

Project manager Darren Penketh said the work would begin on the eastern (school) side of the intersection and progress over a 12 week period.

“We will ensure minimal disruption over this time, including aiming to have all roads remaining open during the day.

“We’re asking motorists to be careful and slow down, as our contractors will be working in the area, with small shoulders of the road closed, but roads remaining open to through-traffic.

“Thank you to everyone – particularly affected businesses – for your patience while we have worked to transform this area,” Mr Penketh said.

The work is part of the government-funded Taupō Town Centre Transformation project which aims to ensure the continued and sustainable growth and development of Taupō's town centre, with a focus on the needs of our community.

It will transform our public places into spaces that attract people to spend time and invest in the town centre. It will also deliver on the community’s aspirations for an attractive town centre with shared streets, focused on the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

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14 hours ago

What's On: ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS

Nicola from South Taupo

‘Never too late to learn to Dance’ any age and ability can achieve this. Every Tuesday $10 per class get your first lesson free. All enquires: nicolawheeler765@gmail.com mobile 022 1889052.
ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS
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3 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
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6 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED … View more
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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4 days ago

Your latest edition of Homed available now - read online

The Team Reporter from Homed - Waikato Times

Happy New Year everyone, check out the latest Homed edition for this weekend. Our front cover property is about luxurious living in Matangi click below to find out more.

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4 days ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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4 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

5 days ago

How to make colourful coasters

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your… View more
Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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5 days ago

Honda generators, water blasters, log splitters and more

BE Pressure

Brian here from BE Pressure Supply, Check out the range of Honda powered product on our website or visit one of our dealers nationwide.

We have a superior range of product that will help you split wood for winter, clean buildings and paths, supply power when the grid lets you down and pump water… View more
Brian here from BE Pressure Supply, Check out the range of Honda powered product on our website or visit one of our dealers nationwide.

We have a superior range of product that will help you split wood for winter, clean buildings and paths, supply power when the grid lets you down and pump water to the tank or troughs.

Check out the range at www.bep.kiwi or phone us on 0800237769 to get the best deal on your new Honda powered machine.
Find out more

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8 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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6 days ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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8 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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7 days ago

What's On: ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS

Nicola from South Taupo

‘Never too late to learn to Dance’ any age and ability can achieve this. Every Tuesday $10 per class get your first lesson free. All enquires: nicolawheeler765@gmail.com mobile 022 1889052
ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS
  • Taupo Cossie Club
9 days ago

Grooves up or down? Decking debate settled

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

The great kiwi deck, every home should have one. But there's a decking debate raging in DIY and Reno circles: Should the grooves go up or down?
We think we've settled the argument here.

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