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Vandals prompt closure of popular Taupo summer spot
A popular Taupo walking track has been closed for the height of the holiday season after trustees of historic Mt Tauhara grew weary of "illegal activity". 
© 2014 Fri 12:45am 

Taupo's urban 'soak hole' mystery
The huge hole that swallowed a Taupo terrier and sparked a major rescue has been filled, but that may not be the end of the problem. 
© 2014 Wed, 10 Dec 3:08pm 

Manager stops bar robbery
A Taupo bar manager is being praised for her quick-thinking in helping to stop the attempted robbery of a restaurant and bar. 
© 2014 Mon, 8 Dec 5:05am 

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Frontline warrior in battle to combat river menace
Community action can stop didymo spreading through the North Island, says "Didymo" Dave Cade.The Taupo environmental activist is promoting measures to halt the spread of the unpleasant alga, also called "rock snot", which coats... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Fri, 5 Dec 5:16am 

Teen named killer with dying breath, court told
With his dying breath a Taupo teenager revealed his killer, and it's not the man on trial, a jury has heard.Wiremu Birch, 19, died after he was stabbed three times at the corner of Hinekura Ave and Rifle Range Rd, Taupo, in the... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Mon, 1 Dec 6:05pm 

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Two dead in tanker crash
Two people are dead and seven are injured after a crash between and van and a tanker on State Highway 5 at Reporoa between Rotorua and Taupo. 
© 2014 Fri, 28 Nov 7:05pm 

Two dead in milk tanker crash
Two people are dead following a crash between Rotorua and Taupo this afternoon.A police spokeswoman has confirmed there has been two fatalities from a serious crash on State Highway 5 near Reporoa, involving a milk tanker and a... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Fri, 28 Nov 6:45pm 

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Auckland fog delays flights across the country
Fog blanketed Auckland this morning and caused flights to be delayed.Flights arriving in and departing from Auckland have been disrupted this morningFlights departing Auckland bound to Queenstown, Taupo, Kaitaia, Gisborne, Whakatane,... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Fri 9:05am 

Elderly woman with dementia missing
Search and rescue teams are looking for a 77-year-old woman who has gone missing on a rural property near the Napier-Taupo Road not far from Te Pohue. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Wed, 10 Dec 11:45am 

Triple rescue in Tongariro National Park
Three trampers were injured in separate incidents in the Tongariro National Park yesterday.Just after lunch the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was sent to a woman in her twenties who had slipped near the summit of Mt Tongariro... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Sun, 7 Dec 4:55pm 

Man found guilty of stabbing teen to death
A man has been found guilty of murdering Taupo teen Wiremu Birch.Mr Birch, 19, died after he was stabbed three times at the corner of Hinekura Ave and Rifle Range Rd, Taupo, in the early hours of October 11 last year.Today in... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Tue, 2 Dec 3:55pm 

NZ@Noon: Nixon's new ears + attack on a one-eyed man
A little boy who can hear for the first time thanks to community support and a bottle attack on a one-eyed man are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today. A Taupo community has rallied to help a little... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Mon, 1 Dec 12:05am 

7,400 cyclists turn out for Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
Taupo turned on a stunning day for the 38th annual Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and a few spots of rain and summer breezes did little to dampen the festive spirit at the Event Village where supporters and spectators were entertained as they welcomed back participants from the 20 different e 
© 2014 Sat, 29 Nov 7:45pm 

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