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Apa (Kawerau area), thence to Ruawahia where he encountered the monstrous Tama o Hoi and eventually reaching Taupo district where he climbed Mount Tauhara. * Morere Hot Springs Hawkes Bay * Taupo (Craters of the Moon (geothermal site)) (De Bretts) * Waihi Village, Tokaanu, Tokaanu—Waihi—Hipaua, Environment Waikato. ref>

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vegetation consisting of certain shrubs and ferns. Somewhat to the northeast are significant hot springs. These springs are the site of occurrence of certain extremophile micro-organisms, that are capable of surviving in extremely hot environments. C.Michael Hogan. 2010. ''Extremophile''. eds. E.Monosson and C.Cleveland. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington DC Taupo

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heat for electricity generation. The 175MW Wairakei Power Station opened in 1958, the first geothermal plant in New Zealand and only the second commercial-scale geothermal plant in the world. Today, geothermal power stations in New Zealand produce 15 percent of the country's electricity requirements. Further north along State Highway 5 is the newer and smaller, but more prominent, Ohaaki Power Station. Its 105-metre tall natural draft cooling tower, like those typically found at nuclear power

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+64 7 376 0414 tollfree fax hours price content A small museum located near the centre of town behind the Great Lake Centre on Story Place. Contains exhibits on the Maori, volcanic and early European history of Taupo. A Maori meeting house is also recreated within the building and exhibitions of art by local and New Zealand artists are ongoing. The "Ora" garden which won the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show has recently been added in a specially created outside area

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Radio Mondiale DRM to neighbouring countries in the Pacific from transmitters located at Rangitaiki, near Taupo, in the North Island. There also is a relay via WRN Broadcast and a livestream on the internet. *Generally South Island, rural lower North Island, Northland (Northland Region), and increasingly in Wellington, where Auckland is perceived to take many of the national events supposedly belonging in the capital (capital (political)). *The strength

resources in their daily lives. You will learn to weave carve a taonga (special gift) and to "hongi" (traditional Maori greeting farewell) recent years the event industry in Taupo has been thriving. A combination of attractive venues and a supportive community have been key to this growth. Taupo now hosts a number of major international and national events, including: *

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and numerous short branch lines in almost every region. It links all major urban centres except Nelson (Nelson, New Zealand), Taupo and Queenstown. The network is owned and managed by the New Zealand Railways Corporation, trading as KiwiRail. The network was constructed from 1863 onwards, mostly by government bodies, initially by the Provincial (Provinces of New Zealand) and later by central government (usually the Public Works Department (New Zealand Ministry of Works)). In 1993

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Mobile: +64 7 27 485 5391. Chartered trout fishing service. * *

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across the Central Plateau (North Island Volcanic Plateau). The MORE FM brand replaced the previous local branded 93.5 KIS FM. MORE FM Taupo take great pride in putting a tremendous amount of focus on their surrounding community and play an extremely active role in local events such as The New Zealand Ironman & The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge . The station has regularly made the finals at the New Zealand Radio Awards in a variety of different categories and were named Provincial Station

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Market alt Taupos Local Marketplace url email address Riverside Park lat -38.6836 long 176.0695 directions phone Contact Sue, +64 21 930 020 tollfree fax hours Sa 10:00-13:00 price content Seasonal Fruits & Veges, Cakes & Biscuits, Apparel, Lavender Products, Free Range Eggs, Jewellery, Fresh Baked Bread, Curios & Collectables, Preserves, Arts & Craft, Books & Flowers. Also Car Boot Sale - First Saturday of every month. Eat Budget


'''Taupo''' ( ) is a town on the shore of Lake Taupo in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the seat of the Taupo District Council and lies in the southern Waikato Region.

Taupo has a population of but from 1989 it has been administered by the Taupo District Council, the district including both Taupo itself and the surrounding hinterland. Despite this, it is occasionally referred to as a city (List of cities in New Zealand). It is the 20th largest urban area (Ranked list of New Zealand urban areas) in New Zealand, and the second-largest in the Waikato Region (behind Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand)).

The name ''Taupo'', by which the town is commonly known, is the shortened version of its full name, ''Taupō-nui-a-Tia''. Literally translated from Māori language, ''Taupō-nui-a-Tia'' means "The great cloak of Tia", where Tia (Tia (Maori explorer)) is the name of the discoverer of the lake.

In 2009 a team of Taupo citizens won the TV2 (TV2 (New Zealand)) programme Top Town.

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