Turangi, Turangi

9 hours ago

A BBQ and rugby kind of weekend?

The team Reporter from Taupō Times

If you're hoping to fire up the barbie ahead of the rugby this weekend, you're in for some good weather!

The sun is expected to shine across most of the country on Saturday, with the warmest day being Sunday due to northwesterly winds.

What are your weekend plans? Will you be … View more
If you're hoping to fire up the barbie ahead of the rugby this weekend, you're in for some good weather!

The sun is expected to shine across most of the country on Saturday, with the warmest day being Sunday due to northwesterly winds.

What are your weekend plans? Will you be watching the first NZ game?

Image
1 day ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

Image
T
10 days ago

What's On: Dusk Manu - Birdwatching

Thea from Taupo Central

Hikoi at dusk to observe the antics of local manu (birds). Join Forest and Bird volunteers who will share their knowledge of and enthusiasm for the natural world.
Dusk Manu - Birdwatching
  • Opepe Memorial Site
C
3 hours ago

What's On: Tauhara College Arts' Showcase

Chris from Taupo Central

An evening showcasing music, dance, drama and the visual arts. Tea, coffee and biscuits served during intermission. Students will be performing assessment pieces and others. $10 entry.
Tauhara College Arts' Showcase
  • Great Lake Centre
6 hours ago

Elections, Hi I'm Bernhard Chrustowski

Bernhard from South Taupo

In my early years I started and operated a Wellington business for ten years with proven financial stewardship skills that allowed me to retire early to Taupo.

Since then I have served as a Taupo District Councillor for 2 terms and became a certified Resource Management Act Commissioner … View more
In my early years I started and operated a Wellington business for ten years with proven financial stewardship skills that allowed me to retire early to Taupo.

Since then I have served as a Taupo District Councillor for 2 terms and became a certified Resource Management Act Commissioner adjudicating on hearings within the Taupo District with a priority for positive environmental outcomes.

My grandchildren attend Waipahihi School where I also serve on the Board of Trustees.
I’m a dedicated volunteer and a fully qualified Cycle Skills instructor. I teach young school children throughout the district, including Turangi, Kuratau and Mangakino on how to ride bicycles and then when they are older on how to be safe while riding on our roads.
My main priorities are: Tackling climate change

Safeguarding and future proofing our fresh water supply, rivers, lakes, and catchments as well as supporting land owners in their efforts to improve water quality.

Supporting the predator free 2050 initiative and the protection of regional native fauna and biodiversity.

Building a resilient regional eco-friendly economy by operating fiscally sound and socially responsible budgets.

Minimising non-recyclable plastics with improved waste management along with increased awareness of commercial responsibility.

Encouraging new technology for recycling used-tyres into new roading infrastructure.

Upgrading infrastructure for increased usage of electric and hydrogen powered vehicles, and safe cycling amenities for recreation and commuting.

Lastly, I’m seeking your endorsement to allow me to serve as your Regional Councillor and become part of the solutions by contributing and influencing the future in a positive and sustainable way.

Image
10 hours ago

Mitsubishi car recalls - Are you affected?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Mitsubishi Motors is recalling the following vehicles:

MITSUBISHI ASX, Model years 2011-2015
RISK: Wiper linkage ball joints could corrode and the linkage could jam or separate. The wipers would be inoperative in the worst case scenario.

MITSUBISHI I-CAR, LANCER, Various years 2003-2010
View more
Mitsubishi Motors is recalling the following vehicles:

MITSUBISHI ASX, Model years 2011-2015
RISK: Wiper linkage ball joints could corrode and the linkage could jam or separate. The wipers would be inoperative in the worst case scenario.

MITSUBISHI I-CAR, LANCER, Various years 2003-2010
RISK: The airbag inflator may operate incorrectly on deployment and cause shrapnel to enter the cabin resulting in occupant injury or death.

Make sure you contact your nearest Mitsubishi Motors dealer.

Image
M L
4 days ago

My New Business

Marie from Gisborne District

Hi People,
Just an update i'm selling a new amazing product. Its like botox in a bottle instead of a needle in the face. These products are amazing, if you care about your health and wellness get a hold of me and I can come visit or send information out to you.
My life has changed since I … View more
Hi People,
Just an update i'm selling a new amazing product. Its like botox in a bottle instead of a needle in the face. These products are amazing, if you care about your health and wellness get a hold of me and I can come visit or send information out to you.
My life has changed since I have been selling this product and using it as well.

Image
7 days ago

Should vaping be banned in schools?

The team Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What … View more
Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What are your thoughts? Should vaping be banned in schools?

Image
C
1 day ago

What's On: St Andrew's Garden Trail

Chris from Taupo Central

Tickets now on sale for biennial trail on November 16-17, online at www.gardenwalkstaupo.co.nz or the church office or through Jenny Mayer 0276240612. Market at the church on opening morning.
St Andrew's Garden Trail
  • St Andrew's Church
D
1 day ago

What's On: THE GREAT LAKE CLUB

Deidre from Nukuhau

The Great Lake Club will be hosting TV Gardening Guru Bill Ward. Bill will be giving a presentation at our monthly meeting. Visitors welcome. No Charge. Tel: Noeline 378.8058
THE GREAT LAKE CLUB
  • The Function Room
4 days ago

Local Body Elections - Mayoral Candidates meeting

Mowenna (mo) from Taupo Central

Good morning all, I'm heading along to the Rotary 'Meet the Mayoral Candidates' evening tonight. Great opportunity to find out a little more about what our Mayoral Candidates have to offer. Hope to see some of you there :)

Image
1 day ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

Image
2 days ago

Taupō customer experience among best in the country

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District Council has been named one of the top council’s in the country for customer experience.

The council’s customer services team took out second place in the Customer Experience Award, presented as part of the 2019 Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) … View more
Taupō District Council has been named one of the top council’s in the country for customer experience.

The council’s customer services team took out second place in the Customer Experience Award, presented as part of the 2019 Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Spring Conference.

The awards were judged on a mystery shopper's experience that anonymously assessed customer services and responses.

Head of communications and customer relations Lisa Nairne said the award confirmed the team’s commitment to excellent customer service.

“The community is always at the forefront of everything we do and to be recognised so highly – out of 78 local authorities across the country – is a great achievement.”

Image
2 days ago

Colouring isn't just for kids! 🖍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Mindful colouring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and induce a meditative-like state in adults too.

Help scribble your worries away with this free community-inspired colouring sheet to give your brain a creative boost.

#NSNZmentalhealth

Image
Top