|1080: The secret poisoner|
Tuesday is D-day, when someone claims they will start putting 1080 poison in infant formula if the government hasn't stopped using the pesticide to kill possums. As the clock ticked towards the deadline, Tony Wall and Blair Ensor visited 1080 hotspots on the West Coast, Taupo and Coromandel to speak to activists who have come under police scrutiny. This is their second report.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz 5:16am New rural fire force considered for south side of Lake Taupo
A new rural fire force may be established at the southern end of Lake Taupō in an effort to bolster volunteer numbers and meet future needs.
© 2015 voxy.co.nz Wed, 18 Mar 4:25pm Walker-Holt sets Taupo race track alight
By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ
Like any serious sportsman, Auckland's Royd Walker-Holt never likes finishing second, but the Kawasaki ace still had plenty of reason to smile as his 2015 New Zealand Superbike Championship campaign wrapped up at the weekend.
© 2015 voxy.co.nz Wed, 18 Mar 9:55am Truck driver trapped for four hours after crash near Taupo
A criticially injured truck driver was trapped for almost four hours after crashing on State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Sat, 14 Mar 10:46am Officer appalled after biker clocks 218km/h
A police officer who clocked a motorcyclist at 218km/h says it's one of the fastest speeds he's recorded.Former racer Robert Noel Tichborne, 56, was riding his Kawasaki ZX 1200cc motorcycle on the Napier-Taupo road when he sped...
© 2015 NZ Herald Thu, 12 Mar 5:16am Kiwi Cameron Brown wins 11th Ironman NZ title in Taupo, beating out Bozzone
Lucky number 11 has come at last for the seemingly immortal Cameron Brown at Ironman New Zealand.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Sat, 7 Mar 3:55pm Kids smash 134 school windows
A Taupo secondary school has been left reeling after discovering more than 100 shattered windows around its premises.Senior management at Tauhara College received a call from the school caretakers at the weekend reporting 134 smashed...
© 2015 NZ Herald Wed, 4 Mar 3:05pm Stockcar star Brett Loveridge injured in Napier-Taupo crash
A New Zealand stockcar star is in a stable condition in Waikato Hospital after being seriously injured in a crash on Friday morning.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Sun, 1 Mar 5:55pm Four hurt in logging truck collision
Four people have been injured in a collision between a logging truck and a car this morning.Police said State Highway 5 which runs between Napier and Taupo is currently blocked in both directions after the crash near Te Pohue.Four...
© 2015 NZ Herald Fri, 27 Feb 12:45am
Wellington man winched from gully after toilet stop goes wrong
The call of nature turned into a rescue call-out for a man who fell off a cliff during a toilet stop near Taupo.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Sun, 22 Mar 6:55pm Injured skier flown to hospital
A man was flown to hospital after being seriously injured in a water skiing accident at Taupo today.The 31-year-old man suffered suspected fractures when he fell from his skis while being towed by a boat at high-speed.He was retrieved...
© 2015 NZ Herald Sat, 21 Mar 6:35pm Pilot walks away from Taupo light plane crash
A pilot walked to an airstrip to hail help after crashing his light plane near Taupo.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Sat, 14 Mar 2:55pm Lucky escape after plane crash
A lone pilot had a lucky escape when he walked away from a light plane crash at Kinloch, near Taupo, today. It is believed the pilot got into difficulties just after noon and was forced to make an emergency landing in a rural area...
© 2015 NZ Herald Sat, 14 Mar 2:05pm Late deliveries for Sunday Star Times
There will be some late deliveries of this week's Sunday Star Times due to a printing issue, affecting readers north of Taupo.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Sun, 8 Mar 10:05am Evergreen Cameron Brown still a Taupo favourite
At 42 years of age, Cameron Brown is still the king of Ironman New Zealand.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Fri, 6 Mar 2:05pm Life sentence for Taupo gang member
A Black Power member has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Taupo teenager.In the High Court at Rotorua today Hendrix John Kahia, 30, was jailed for life for the murder of Wiremu Birch. Justice Mark Woolford...
© 2015 NZ Herald Wed, 4 Mar 1:05pm