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Witness tells court of fatal stabbing
A witness to a killing, who was granted immunity from prosecution in return for testifying for the Crown, has described the moment Wiremu Birch was stabbed to death in a Taupo street. 
© 2014 Wed 9:03am 

Late entries available for NZ's largest cycling event
Those who missed out registering for the 38th Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge need not panic. 
© 2014 Mon 10:43am 

Sky's the limit: Sky-divers set NZ record
As the sun went down over Lake Taupo yesterday, a group of 35 sky-divers set a New Zealand record.The group of sky-diving enthusiasts, from all over the country, beat a record set in Whenuapai in 1992 when 30 sky-divers formed a... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Mon 5:53am 

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Rare ginger kiwi released in Taupo
A kiwi with unusual ginger colouring has been released to the Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter.Kindara was sponsored by Tauhara College in Taupo and named after their... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Wed, 12 Nov 6:13pm 

Sweet deal for Comvita
Health products maker Comvita will harvest manuka honey from Maori trust land near Taupo in a joint venture worth up to $3 million a year in revenue. 
© 2014 Tue, 11 Nov 11:43am 

Woman rescued from Mt Ngauruhoe
A 19-year-old Waikato University student from Malaysia is in Taupo Hospital after being rescued off the eastern slopes of Mt Ngauruhoe this morning. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Sun, 9 Nov 1:34pm 

Thieves target family who lost everything in fire
As the community rallied to help a Taupo family that lost almost everything they owned in a fire, thieves struck, taking what little they had left. 
© 2014 Thu, 6 Nov 3:05pm 

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Taupo man injured in raging house fire
A Taupo family have been left with nothing after a fire ripped through their property burning their home, boat, caravan and vehicles to the ground overnight. 
© 2014 Mon, 3 Nov 9:13am 

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Murder trial: Victim's girlfriend gives evidence
A Taupo teenager lay bleeding to death as his girlfriend watched in horror, a court has heard.A trial began in the High Court at Rotorua today of two brothers charged in connection with the death of Wiremu Birch.Mr Birch, 19,... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Tue 7:43am 

Pengxin wants more NZ farms
Chinese agribusiness investor Shanghai Pengxin is on the move again, eyeing more dairy farm buys and party to a new deal with China's dairy heavyweight Mengniu that could quadruple the size of Taupo's Miraka dairy plant. 
© 2014 Mon 10:03am 

Air NZ's cuts rile Taupo businesses
Air New Zealand's attempts to defend its decision to pull out of the Taupo-Wellington route have been labelled a "waste of time" by those attending a meeting with businesses in the tourist town. 
© 2014 Fri, 21 Nov 5:13am 

Turning rehab into training
Every year someone’s story and their personal achievement over difficult circumstances touches us at the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. 
© 2014 Wed, 12 Nov 11:23am 

Air service cuts 'bolt out of the blue'
News Air New Zealand is to cut services from TaupŨ to Wellington next year has been met with deep disappointment by the Taupo district’s Mayor David Trewavas. 
© 2014 Tue, 11 Nov 5:53pm 

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Triathlon: Taupo wins right to host 2015 schools nationals
Triathlon New Zealand has confirmed Taupo as the next host venue for the prestigious .kiwi National schools triathlon championships and at the same time has invited tenders for the subsequent two years, with a North Island/South Island annual rotation in a rolling three year forecast for the even 
© 2014 Thu, 6 Nov 4:23pm 

Raging house fire destroys everything
The family who had a narrow escape from a house fire north of Taupo huddled in a pond to avoid the flames as the blaze consumed everything they owned and left one of them with burns. 
© 2014 Mon, 3 Nov 2:13pm 

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