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Recognition for Taupo District at international event awards
Voxy
The TaupÅ District's reputation as New Zealand's events capital has been further cemented after TaupÅ was named as a 2016 International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) World Festival and Event City. The award recognises cities that provide an ...


Waikato Times
The Playground Project
Waikato Times
The Taupo Times is calling on the community to rally together to help improve the playgrounds across Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino that are lacking in some areas in our Playground Project campaign. First we need your help finding out which playgrounds ...

 27 Sep 2016 
Graduate helping Māori to preserve past
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Following his interests in Māori archaeology and the church led Taupo student Cruz Karauti-Fox to study at the University of Auckland. On Tuesday 27 September he was among 3160 students who received their qualifications either in person or in absentia ...

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 28 Sep 2016 
Dressage championships coming to Taupo
New Zealand Herald
Taupo will host the 2016 Boeckmann North Island Dressage and Para Equestrian Championships next month. More than 200 dressage combinations from all over the North Island will travel to the Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre for the event on ...

 27 Sep 2016 

Waikato Times
Street Watch Taupo
Waikato Times
Taupo is still experiencing burglaries and vehicles being taken. This week also saw the armed robbery of a Richmond Heights' pub and police are asking residents to be extra vigilant reporting suspicious activity. Incidents reported include: Arrowsmith ...

 23 Sep 2016 

Waikato Times
Improving health of Taupo's community
Waikato Times
Improving the health of everyone in the Taupo community is the goal for Rob Vigor-Brown. Having sat on the Lakes District Health Board for almost a decade, Vigor-Brown is running for re-election in a bid to continue improving health in Taupo's community.

 23 Sep 2016 
Lake Taupo: Thrills and spills on offer in tourist mecca
New Zealand Herald
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to adrenaline-inducing activities on offer in the North Island tourist mecca that is Lake Taupo. Hurl yourself from aircrafts and bridges; race across, under and over the water (and the land); test your sporting ...

 25 Sep 2016 

Stuff.co.nz
Waikato win Jock Hobbs Memorial national under-19 final against Auckland in Taupo
Stuff.co.nz
Waikato held on to beat Auckland 25-21 and clinch their first Jock Hobbs Memorial national under-19 rugby title in Taupo on Wednesday. After recording top four places the past two years, the junior Mooloo men earned their spot in the Graham Mourie Cup ...

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 21 Sep 2016 

Waikato Times
Election Issues: Airport Upgrades
Waikato Times
The Taupo Airport is a fantastic local airport. As Mayor I have fought tooth and nail to retain services and introduce new ones. I am pleased to advise that Air New Zealand offer two returns flights each day to Auckland and Sounds Air offer three ...

 23 Sep 2016 

Waikato Times
Council candidates front up
Waikato Times
Taupo District Councillors were divided over the topic of the former CEO's payout at the recent 'meet the candidates' evening. Councillors were asked why they voted to pay the former CEO three months' salary when he left his contract early. Councillors ...

 23 Sep 2016 

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