65 days ago

What do you think of Corrections move to help humanise those in prison?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi neighbours,
Corrections has begun calling prisoners "men in our care" in a move to try and to humanise people in prison and "uphold their mana".
The raft of new terms also includes the te reo word paihere in lieu of prisoners, which in its noun form translates to "bundle". The term was first used at Tongariro-Rangipo Prison.
So what do you think of Corrections move to help?

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4 hours ago

Mayor calls for investigation into more options at Napier Road/Kiddle Drive/Arrowsmith Avenue intersection

Steph Rangi Reporter from Taupō Times

Mayor David Trewavas will be asking councillors to support an urgent investigation into more options to manage traffic flow at the Napier Road/Kiddle Drive/Arrowsmith Avenue intersection.

*What are other options that could be considered for the intersection?

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you agree with Taupō becoming Vape Free?

Steph Rangi Reporter from Taupō Times

In an effort to help achieve the Government's goal of a Smoke-Free NZ by 2025, Taupō District Council has made Taupō a smoke AND vape free district.

* Do you agree with Council's decision on making Taupō vape free?

Do you agree with Taupō becoming Vape Free?
  • 81.3% Yes
    81.3% Complete
  • 18.8% No
    18.8% Complete
32 votes
21 hours ago

Waitangi Taupō Moana Festival returns

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

The Waitangi Taupō Moana Festival is back for 2020, with an exciting and diverse line-up of iconic and internationally renowned kiwi bands and artists.

House of Shem and Annie Crummer will join Hollie Smith – one of New Zealand’s most well-known soul and jazz singers - as well as fellow kiwi artists The Brown Brothers and The Beat Girls.

They will be supported by an impressive line-up of local artists including local acts including multi-cultural performing arts groups. Due to illness, LaTasha Lee – who was originally part of the line-up – has had to cancel her appearance.

The festival will be held from midday to 5pm on Thursday, February 6 at Riverside Park, Taupō. The day will also feature free waka ama rides, children’s fun zone, food stalls, as well as a catered kaumatua area.

Chairman of Nukuhau Marae Dominic Bowden said Nukuhau Marae are excited to work alongside Taupō District Council to deliver this kaupapa.

“It’s a great opportunity to celebrate our community’s cultural diversity and promote whakawhanaungatanga,” he said.

Mayor David Trewavas said he was looking forward to the festival and hoped there would be great support for the Waitangi Day celebrations.

“We are looking forward to co-hosting this year’s event alongside our event partners Nukuhau Pā, which always sees thousands of people coming along to enjoy the entertainment, games and music,” he said. “We really want to encourage people from every corner of our district to come along to celebrate our national day.”

In the past, over 3,000 people have attended, including large contingents from Turangi and Mangakino. Free shuttles to and from the event will operate from these centres. Numbers are limited and those interested must register at the Turangi and Mangakino service centres.

Picnic lunches are welcome and organisers would like to remind people that the event is smoke, alcohol and drug free. Thanks also to a number of sponsors who continue to support the event and ensure it is free to attend.