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Lost Taupo kayaker cried and prayed in the dark for five hours
New Zealand Herald
Amanda Wirihana-Tawake was finally located at 9.30pm after drifting alone on the choppy Lake Taupo waters for several hours. PHOTO / SUPPLIED. A 40-year-old Turangi woman who spent nearly five hours adrift in a kayak on Lake Taupo last night says it ...

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 17 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Cars catch fire near Taupo after trailer brakes spark blaze
Stuff.co.nz
After not having a fire extinguisher in the cab, a truck driver was forced to watch as his trailer-load of vehicles ignited and burned. The vehicle transportation trailer burst into flames on State Highway 1, north of Taupo, near Oruanui Rd around 1pm ...

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 17 Jan 2017 
Large scrub fire near Reporoa to burn into night
New Zealand Herald
A large scrub and grass fire south of Rotorua is expected to burn into the night, as dry conditions and winds fan the flames. About 45 firefighters from Rotorua, Taupo and around the region - as well as three helicopters with monsoon buckets - attended ...

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 11 Jan 2017 

Waikato Times
Ice skate tour visits Taupo
Waikato Times
It is the first time the Ice Skate Tour has set up their "100% green" ice rink in Taupo and it is billed as "a unique and value for money activity for the whole family and music and bubble machines complete the experience". The Ice Skate Tour travels ...

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 10 Jan 2017 
IronMaori Taupo-Nui-a-Tia interest 'huge'
New Zealand Herald
Taupo's new IronMaori event is attracting huge interest, with almost 300 people already registered for the inaugural IronMaori Taupo-Nui-a-Tia. Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board chief executive Topia Rameka said the interest had been impressive - with much ...

 12 Jan 2017 
Scrub fire burns near Taupo
TVNZ
Firefighters have battled a scrub fire near Taupo this afternoon. Fire truck. Source: 1 NEWS. The fire burned a 20m by 50m area in Tauhara Forest north-east of Taupo. Fire crews were called to the scene at 1.30pm today. Map Data. Map data ©2017 Google.

 17 Jan 2017 

Waikato Times
Crashes block State Highway 5, near Taupo
Waikato Times
Two separate crashes on the same stretch of road closed part of State Highway 5, near Taupo. No-one was seriously hurt in the crashes but the road was partially blocked while the wrecks were cleared, a police statement issued at midday on Tuesday said.
Crash blocks road near TaupoNew Zealand Herald
"Diversion in place on SH 5, Taupo"Scoop.co.nz (press release)

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 3 Jan 2017 
Taupo finder sends out appeal to reunite greenstone necklace with owner
New Zealand Herald
The finder of this greenstone necklace hopes to reunite it with its owner. Picture / Supplied. The finder of a greenstone necklace believes it will be precious to someone and wants to reunite it with its owner. Lydia Harvey of Whanganui was at Lake ...

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 4 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Cyclist killed on Taupo Expressway named
New Zealand Herald
Mr Calavrias was killed after a collision with a car on the Expressway about midday. Medical attention was provided to him at the scene, however he died before getting to hospital. Northbound lanes were closed while emergency services attended the ...
Police name cyclist deceased in TaupoVoxy
Cyclist killed in Taupo crash namedNZCity

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 8 Jan 2017 
Cannabis spray Sativex brings mobility back for Taupo toddler with tumour Elyse Johnson
New Zealand Herald
Elyse Johnson with mum Casey, dad Jamie and brother Blake is starting to show improvement in mobility after starting on a cannabis mouth spray. Photo/Taupo & Turangi Weekender. A Taupo toddler with an incurable brain stem tumour is beginning to show ...

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 28 Dec 2016 

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