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'There are now a billion people able to understand our stories'
From puppets to audio books - meet the creative couple taking Māori stories to the world.
Long-term outlook for damaged Taupō college still unknown
Education Ministry won't release report that assessed whether classrooms worth repairing.
Noted artist wanted to pass on love of NZ's heritage
A landmark collection was her beautiful pencil drawings of all 23 Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae
Lost trust: Teen's cancer journey leaves emotional and physical scars
Ainsley Tonks is facing life after barely surviving treatment for lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Balcony tragedy: How a Kiwi Olympic hero fell to his death
Coroner's ruling released under the Official Information Act.
Family float trip turned to tragedy on Waikato River
A man who drowned in the Waikato River on a float trip may have had a cardiac event first.
'Nothing would ever hurt as much as this': Mum honours lost daughter
'I want Imogen to be remembered for who she was, not how she died.'
Collapsed in a river, her breath stopped for 18 minutes
Heather Macdonald was dead when pulled from the freezing Tongariro River. CPR saved her.
Inappropriate racial comment prompts Taupō council Code of Conduct complaint
The comment came from a councillor at this afternoon's Taupō District Council meeting.
Crash survivor: 'I spat my teeth into someone's hand'
Kelsey Tarrant is held together by surgical rods and pins. But her recovery is astounding.
'Heartbreaking' tragedy: The driving mistake that tore three families apart
Devastated family members speak out after coroner's ruling made public.
Five crashes, 23 deaths: Grim toll for Taupō's roads
The Taupō /South Waikato road toll last year was 33, many of them multiple fatalities.
Tertiary education boost for Taupō with new polytech campus
Toi Ohomai Taupō is moving around the corner to a bigger site.
Wastewater pipe broken, spilling sewage into Lake Taupō
The second smaller leak followed an initial 800,000l spill on July 2.
He found two lost teens on icy face. That was the easy part
When Terry Blumhardt was asked to find teens stranded on an icy face, he was on his own.
No regrets: Policeman's 38 years on the thin blue line
Taupō crime prevention manager Senior Sergeant Tony Jeurissen wraps up a 38-year career.
'Business as usual' in Taupō as cleanup continues after wastewater spill
Taupō schools and businesses operating normally following 800,000 litre wastewater spill.
'Very disturbing': Tūwharetoa board on Lake Taupō spill
The Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board will be calling for a full investigation.
Driver remorseful, says lawyer, but family says it's 'too little, too late'
A truck driver who caused a crash that killed two children has been sentenced.
Cop honoured for saving man from fire that killed mum and baby
The severely-burned man lit the fire to kill his ex-partner.
Man who was missing for two days in bush will be okay, police say
Scott McPherson 'suffering a bit' after two days lost in bush near Taupō.
More medical staff than needed at Tūroa bus crash scene
A number of medical and ski patrol staff who were on the mountain provided extra help.
First synthetic cannabis-related coroner's inquest reveals details of deadly drug
The first inquest into synthetic cannabis-related deaths has been heard in Taupo.
Rotorua and Taupo rescue helicopters could be scrapped
Fears lives could be lost if Rotorua and Taupo rescue helicopters are scrapped.
Mayor: Lives will be lost if Taupo rescue chopper goes
Under a new proposal, Taupo would no longer have a rescue helicopter.
Police furious at lake search for men shopping at Pak 'n Save
Men caught in rough conditions on Lake Taupo made it to shore then failed to tell police.
Anxious, blanket-obsessed dog lights up the internet
Taupo dog Anxiety Girl is a hit online because of her quirky ways.
Midnight Lake Taupo rescue: Warning on inflatables
Four men rescued after getting blown out onto Lake Taupo in their cheap inflatable rafts.