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The results are in: New Zealand’s most beautiful town revealed
Taupō is officially one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand.
Once bittern, twice shy: Waiting game to hear Lake Taupō’s rare and mysterious bird
They’re so elusive even the experts aren’t sure of exact numbers.
Kiwi return to Wairākei after extensive cyclone repairs
The first kiwi has set foot in Wairākei since Cyclone Gabrielle.
'I was determined to be back flying': Pilot's new challenge after accident
Two years on from a near-fatal accident, Thomas Orr is pioneering a new business.
Inside an animal shelter on Guy Fawkes night: Music, volunteers and calming sprays
What do animal shelters do on the loudest night of the year to help their furry residents?
Nature's best: Off-the-grid Taupō stay scoops Airbnb award
An off-the-grid experience in Taupō has won a national Airbnb title.
'Really stoked': Cyclone-damaged mountain bike park reopens
Eight months after Cyclone Gabrielle gave the Taupō bike park a battering, it's reopened.
Kiwi chicks produced by the hundreds at Taupō sanctuary
Gallagher Kiwi Burrow at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is celebrating a big milestone.
'They want me to follow my dreams and not go back to war,' says young Israeli tourist
She wants to go to Hobbiton but might have to go to war instead.
Un-bee-lievable: Honey Hive's Taupō mascot rolled by car-jackers
Huka Honey Hive's familiar Bee Dub is the victim of some very bad bee-haviour.
Icecream an early motivator for world MTB champ Maxwell
A bright future beckons for under-23 mountain bike champion Sammie Maxwell.
Truckies radio ahead to avoid disaster on treacherous section of SH1
Drivers and locals are calling for action on SH1 at Bulli Point, but are they being heard?
Young musos handed big shot at Taupō Summer Concert
A teenage Taupō band will get their big break at the Summer Concert.
Countdown Taupō: A first look at the new supermarket
Some major changes are planned for the rebuild of Countdown's Taupō Central store.
House smashed by car, sleeping guests lucky to avoid major injury
A man is lucky to be alive after a car crashed into his bedroom while he was sleeping.
Ruapehu skifields enjoy steady start to the season
Skiing set to return to the Central North Island after years of disruptions.
Fitting send-off after four decades as a funeral director
Graeme McIntosh was the local funeral director for over 40 years.
First person born at Taupō maternity site checks out new Waiora House
Mata Hure was the first birth at Taupō Maternity Hospital, some 80 years ago.
Knitters arrive en masse to help mothers in war-torn Ukraine
Knit one, purl one, and win the war in Ukraine.
One woman in a wheelchair helps halt building demolition
A local council decision to demolish an old building has met with one woman's resistance.
'Overworked and exhausted': GP practices thinking outside the square
GPs say they are feeling the pressure of a heavy workload in Taupō.
Drivers 'falling asleep at the wheel' more than 100 times each day
A Taupō company is working to make New Zealand's roads safer.
Cyclone Gabrielle: Damage closes world-class golf course
'Extensive' damage from Cyclone Gabrielle forced a major golf course to close its doors.
Showers bring welcome relief to Hawke's Bay residents
A Taupō plumbing company is working hard to bring the gift of a hot shower to Hawke's Bay.
Cyclone Gabrielle: Aerial angels descend on rural areas
One Taupō company is taking to the skies to provide much-needed aid to Hawke's Bay.
Wāhine Māori encouraged to get tested for cervical cancer
Taupō-based dairy company joins the cause to eliminate preventable cancers.