Nukuhau, Taupo

19 hours ago

Boost for Taupō Town Centre

Steph Rangi Reporter from Taupō Times

A long-planned transformation of the Taupō town centre has been given a $20 million boost.

It will be used for the reorientation of the street network to make it more attractive to pedestrians and cyclists.

* What do you think of that plan?

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A long-planned transformation of the Taupō town centre has been given a $20 million boost.

It will be used for the reorientation of the street network to make it more attractive to pedestrians and cyclists.

* What do you think of that plan?

- Type NFP if you don't want your comments considered for publication.

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4 hours ago

Help your club look smart and fresh all year round.

Resene

If your sports, music, hobby or community club facilities look a little worse for wear, Resene have fresh colour and paint to bring them back to their very best!

Resene have 3 prizes of $1500 of Resene quality paints, primers/sealers, wood stains and accessories to give away.

In addition, … View more
If your sports, music, hobby or community club facilities look a little worse for wear, Resene have fresh colour and paint to bring them back to their very best!

Resene have 3 prizes of $1500 of Resene quality paints, primers/sealers, wood stains and accessories to give away.

In addition, each winning club will receive a $500 Prezzy card, that you can use to keep your volunteer painters nourished and happy while they are doing the painting! PLUS we have some extra spot prize vouchers too! Simply nominate your club and tell us why they deserve to win! Entries close 31 August 2020!

You are welcome to nominate more than one club.
Enter online

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1 day ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

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1 day ago

Next issue of Get Growing ezine - coming next week!

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hi neighbours, the next issue of Get Growing will now be released early next week, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime you can read all previous editions here, so dig in and enjoy!

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3 days ago

Poll: High-rise hotel gets the nod

Steph Rangi Reporter from Taupō Times

After a lengthy legal battle, the high rise hotel planned for Taupō's CBD gets the go-ahead.

- Do you support this decision?

Read more here:
www.stuff.co.nz...

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High-rise hotel gets the nod
  • 31.3% Yes
    31.3% Complete
  • 68.8% No
    68.8% Complete
16 votes
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10 days ago

Junk Mail

Kim from South Waikato District

Does anyone know who I could complain to about junk mail?


I have a "please no advertising" sign on my letterbox.
It used to work.

But now who ever is delivering the advertising has loaded up my letterbox and its now falling on the ground.

I have not emptied the letterbox for… View more
Does anyone know who I could complain to about junk mail?


I have a "please no advertising" sign on my letterbox.
It used to work.

But now who ever is delivering the advertising has loaded up my letterbox and its now falling on the ground.

I have not emptied the letterbox for a few weeks now and they cannot fit anymore junk mail , so now they have started putting it on top of the letterbox.

Because my letterbox is so laden with advertising, I wonder if the mailman will bother putting my genuine mail in the box?


I purposely replaced my old letterbox with a small one to deter advertising mail.


Do you think they should make a new regulation, that you should only receive advertising if you have subscribed to it?


If the person delivering the advertising can see the box is full, why do they keep trying to put more in it and on it? And on the ground? Is this legal? Its littering.

3 days ago

Navy ankle boots size 9

Fiona from Taupo Central

Selling a pair of zip ankle boots in excellent condition

Price: $25

3 days ago

Brown Suede Boots size 9

Fiona from Taupo Central

I brought these recently but I have never worn them as the heel is a bit too high as I am already tall! They are in perfect condition

Price: $65

5 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

3 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

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4 days ago

$20 million Government injection for CBD transformation

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō’s Central Business District is set to be transformed following today’s announcement that Taupō District Council has been granted $20 million from the Government’s Infrastructure Reference Group.

The transformation of the Taupō Town Centre was one of 16 projects the council applied … View more
Taupō’s Central Business District is set to be transformed following today’s announcement that Taupō District Council has been granted $20 million from the Government’s Infrastructure Reference Group.

The transformation of the Taupō Town Centre was one of 16 projects the council applied for funding for as part of the Crown Infrastructure Partners call for ‘shovel ready’ projects.

Mayor David Trewavas said the announcement was fantastic news for the district as it would provide the equivalent of 92 full time jobs, and an economic boost, as it gave effect to the implementation of the council’s Commercial Industrial Structure Plan.

“The plan was developed in 2011 but essentially it has sat in the bottom draw due to a lack of funding. Today’s announcement means we can finally give effect to connecting the CBD to the lake, Tongariro Domain and the boat harbour, so it really will be a game changer,” he said.

“This funding is the result of a lot of hard work put in by the team, and associated lobbying, to ensure our district was at the forefront of people’s minds in Wellington and those involved should be congratulated.”

Chief executive Gareth Green said the multi-year CBD project would mean a reorientation of the street network to shift local through-traffic from Lake Terrace and Tongariro St to Titiraupenga St and Spa Rd. “This will require upgrades along Spa Rd, Paora Hapi St, and Titiraupenga St including five intersections and associated works to allow for the flow of traffic while encouraging pedestrian and cyclists to access the town centre.

Read the full story here:

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