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The long road to Taupo
Steve Meertens is the digital manager for Fairfax Media in the Waikato region and every week writes about his preparation for the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. 
© 2014 Sat 9:45am 

Taupo teen crowned world aquathon champion
New Zealand has another World Champion as Taupo's Kyle Smith, 16, was crowned the U19 men's aquathon champion in Edmonton Canada on Thursday morning.? 
© 2014 Thu 12:09am 

Canterbury U19 team to play Southland named
Canterbury Under 19 Head Coach Mark Brown has named his team to play Southland on Saturday. This will be the teamís first match in the South Island qualifying tournament for the inaugural National Under 19 tournament to be held in Taupo this September. 
© 2014 Fri, 22 Aug 4:46pm 

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Acid spills and truck falls near Taupo
An acid spill closed State Highway 1 near Taupo overnight, while further south a truck went off the side of the Desert Road. 
© 2014 Tue, 19 Aug 8:15am 

SH1 closed overnight, truck rolls
In brief: State Highway One south of Taupo was closed for more than four hours overnight after 20 litres of acid spilled out of a truck. The fire service had cleared the road by 4am. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Tue, 19 Aug 5:56am 

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Contact unveils new geothermal plant
Contact Energy is to unveil its newest geothermal power station, Te Mihi, which will help replace the historic Wairakei plant near Taupo. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Thu, 14 Aug 11:05am 

Michael McGlinchey to get long overdue action
Michael McGlinchey will finally get a game in on Sunday when a New Zealand select XI take on Wellington Phoenix at Taupo's Owen Delany Park. 
© 2014 Tue, 12 Aug 4:35pm 

Taupo set to showcase top football talent
The Wellington Phoenix meet a New Zealand Selection in Taupo next Sunday as the countryís top domestically based talent go head to head at Owen Delany Park. 
© 2014 Tue, 12 Aug 3:25pm 

Stick to the facts on land sales - editor
A Chinese journalist working in New Zealand says it's unfair that the Chinese company wanting to buy a large farm near Taupo is being used for political point-scoring. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Thu, 7 Aug 11:15pm 

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Residents angry after asbestos burnt in fire
A group of Taupo residents and business owners are furious they may have been exposed to asbestos during a controlled burning of three houses. 
© 2014 Fri 5:35am 

Triple gold delight at aquathlon world champs in Edmonton
New Zealand has their Edmonton World Championship campaign underway with the perfect three from three gold medals in the elite divisions, with Anneke Jenkins (Tauranga) taking the elite women, Kyle Smith (Taupo) the elite junior men and Jaimee Leader (Palmerston North) the elite junior women. 
© 2014 Thu 11:15am 

Delay to power plant on Maori land
Plans for a new geothermal power station on Maori land north-east of Taupo is unlikely to go ahead for a few years, due to a reduction in electricity consumption. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Tue, 19 Aug 8:45am 

Truck driver hospitalised after chemical leak
A truck driver was hospitalised after chemicals leaked from his truck near Taupo overnight, the fire service says.The chemical leak also closed a road and forced residents in the area to evacuate their homes.The incident happened... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Tue, 19 Aug 8:25am 

Pregnant woman hurt in crash
A pregnant woman was injured when the car she was travelling in hit black ice south of Taupo this morning. 
© 2014 Fri, 15 Aug 9:45am 

Black ice to blame for SH1 crash
A crash near Taupo this morning may have been caused by black ice.Taupo police said one car has crashed on State Highway 1 at Hatepe, around 10km south of Taupo, around 5am. One car was on its roof, police said.Three people... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Fri, 15 Aug 7:15am 

Te Mihi geothermal station to boost Contact
Contact Energy will today officially open its new $623 million Te Mihi geothermal power station, near Taupo's long-established Wairakei power station. 
© 2014 Thu, 14 Aug 5:15am 

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'Crude stats' show foreigners own only 2% of farmland
Prime Minister John Key made an assurance no more than 2 per cent of New Zealand's farmland was foreign-owned as controversy continues over the sale of Lochinver Station near Taupo to Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin.Labour and... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Fri, 8 Aug 5:15am 

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