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Cold comfort for Taupo practice as winter staff shortage hits home

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The winter season, staff on leave and a drought of locums has created the perfect storm of a GP shortage in a Taupo practice.
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Taupo Police help three tourists on Tongariro Alpine Crossing

New Zealand Police (press release) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
At 11 am today Police received a call from a couple in their mid-twenties on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. After starting the Alpine Crossing from the Ketetahi Hut end, they negotiated around the Blue Lake where they encountered ice.

Trailer crash victim returns to Taupo - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Seven months ago Wellington woman Marie Hyslop was in Taupo for a Huey Lewis concert when her life was changed forever. On the morning of January 28, Hyslop was struck by the rogue trailer after it broke free from its towing vehicle on Lake Terrace.

Taupo needs to support to clinch win

Waikato Times - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Taupo Sports A halfback Zayn Tipping knows only too well the advantage a big crowd can have on a match result. And when that match is a home final, he wants all the advantages he can get.

Body of missing Taupo man found after disappearance three days ago

TVNZ - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
Police have confirmed they have found the body of a missing Taupo man who hadn't been seen since he put the rubbish out three days ago.
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Search continues for missing Taupo man Alan Pritchard

Newshub - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
A search is on around Taupo for Alan Pritchard, a 78-year-old Alzheimers sufferer, who hasn't been seen since Thursday.

Taupo council acting as 'slumlord landlord'

Waikato Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Water is leaking into the Turangi Isite and causing headaches for Destination Great Lake Taupo who want to upgrade the centre to cater for more visitors.

Taupo cop's heroic twilight lake rescue - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
This was the choice Taupo police sergeant Gregory Weston faced on September 4, 2015. He did what he thought was right But to him there was little choice.

Earthquake detected near Taupo

SunLive - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
An earthquake was detected north of Taupo last night says a report from GeoNet. The quake was located about 5km north of Taupo and struck at 7.01pm. It measured just 2.8 on the Richter scale and was at a depth of on 6km. Image: GeoNet. There have been ...

retro hotel gets retro-fitted in secret - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Taupo retro hotel gets retro-fitted in secret gallery. MATT SHAND. Last updated 08:05, July 12 2016. Mark and Mandy Rutledge are hoping the owners of the hotel they are looking after will.

Fears for missing elderly man with dementia - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
When he was last seen, Alan was wearing a light grey jacket, blue hat, brown trousers and boots. Police are asking anyone who lives nearby to check properties for any sightings of Alan.
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Three dead after crash on Desert Road - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
State Highway 1, between Turangi and Waiouru, remained closed at 12.30pm with diversions expected to add 40 minutes to the journey.

Rosanne Jollands make mayoral bid

Waikato Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Councillor Rosanne Jollands says Taupo needs new leadership and she is putting her hand up for mayor this election. The 49-year-old mother of four has lived in Taupo for the past 12 years and has been involved in local government as well as non-proft ...
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Family and friends mourn three killed in Desert Rd crash

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
One of the victims of the horror crash on the Desert Rd had missed a flight to Auckland and had been catching a ride with friends when the accident happened.

Taupo District events up for awards

Voxy - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Three TaupÅ District events feature in the 2016 New Zealand Events Awards, with a Turangi event, a TaupÅ audio visual supplier and a major event partner named as finalists.

Sharing the warmth abroad

Waikato Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Operation Coverup knits and collects wool blankets and sheets for orphans ​in Eastern European. The charity is having a morning tea in Taupo on Tuesday. With more than 117,000 blankets created, you'd think Liz Clarke had started a factory. In fact ...

Latching on for another year

Waikato Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Dozens of mums and babies are expected to gather at Taupo Parents Centre next Friday for the Big Latch On. They'll be taking part in the Big Latch On, an annual event to celebrate breastfeeding and highlight the importance of community support.
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5 deaths in 11 days

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The deaths bring the road toll in the Taupo area - which stretches from the Desert Road through to South Waikato - to nine this year.

More FM host Simon Barnett rescues woman after head-on crash

Newshub - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mr Barnett and his family watched as a car U-turned and crashed head-on into the side of another vehicle on State Highway 5, north of Taupo. Mr Barnett had been travelling to Taupo with his wife, two daughters and their boyfriends because his wife's ...

Top four power ahead in WaiBOP football premiership

New Zealand Herald - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Leaders West Hamilton United and third placed Taupo notched up big home wins over Old Blues reserves and Otumoetai reserves respectively, while second placed Te Awamutu squeezed past Matamata reserves.