What is Taupo known for?

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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 New Zealand Rail Limited (Tranz Rail) was privatised (and later renamed Tranz Rail), with the New Zealand Railways Corporation retaining the land (due to Treaty of Waitangi claims on land taken for railway construction). In 2003 the government renationalised the network. KiwiRail operates all freight and most passenger services, including Tranz Metro passenger trains in the Wellington region; Veolia operates MAXX suburban passenger trains in Auckland; the Taieri Gorge Railway operates tourist passenger trains in Dunedin. '''Craters of the Moon Thermal Area''' (or ''Karapiti'' in Māori language) is a region with geothermal activity north of Taupo, New Zealand. It is a part of Wairakei, the largest geothermal field in New Zealand, with a surface area of about 25 km2, which lies in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The name springs from the many hydrothermal eruption craters, which are in part barren and which have bright colours. Combined with the numerous steam vents, constantly shifting, collapsing and reforming giving the whole area desolate appearance, and the sulphur smell, the whole area has an “unearthly” atmosphere. Burton was born in Northampton, England, but was brought to New Zealand by his family when ten years old. He attended high school in Wanganui. He has been involved in a wide range of social and community organisations, including the Red Cross, the Department of Social Welfare, the Central Plateau Rural Education Activities Programme, the Council of Social Services, the Taupo Employment Support Trust, and the Taupo Sexual Abuse Counselling Service. He received a medal for his work in 1990. - Lake Taupo (Taupomoana) Taupo 616km² Crater lake - In the 1880s Putaruru consisted of little more than a hotel and a blacksmith's shop. In the early 1900s the Taupo Totara Timber Company (Taupo) acquired bush blocks north and north-west of Lake Taupo and erected a mill at Kopokorahi, near the present Kinleith (Tokoroa) (Tokoroa). A bush tramway was constructed linking that mill with the Mokai Mill, 51 miles (82 km) south-east of Putaruru. By 1905 logs were transported to Putaruru via this line, and by 1908 passengers and goods. The dismantling of this line began in 1944 but in 1946 the Ministry of Works purchased it and in 1948 it began rebuilding the 18 miles (29 km) between Putaruru and Kinleith as a New Zealand Government Railways (New Zealand Railways Department) branch line to serve the new Kinleith Mill for pulp (Wood pulp) and paper production. This was completed on 6 October 1952. fleet_size 25 (1 April 1978) destinations Kaitaia, Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand), Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua, Taupo, Gisborne (Gisborne, New Zealand), Napier (Napier, New Zealand), New Plymouth, Wanganui, Palmerston North, Wellington, Blenheim (Blenheim, New Zealand), Nelson (Nelson, New Zealand), Westport (Westport, New Zealand), Hokitika, Christchurch, Oamaru, Timaru, Dunedin, Invercargill (At 1 April 1978) IATA NZ *Whakatane in November 1962 *Taupo and Oamaru in March 1966 Urban areas in the region include the towns of Taihape in the south, Ohakune the carrot-growing capital of NZ in the west, and Taupo in the north, with Turangi a major trout fishing base at the south of Lake Taupo and by the Kaweka Ranges in the east, The majority of the population of the area lives close to the shores of Lake Taupo, with some smaller settlements to the east of the volcanoes. These make their living largely through tourism, including skiing in the winter season, trout fishing, especially on the Tongariro river or by forestry in the plateau's northeast, which includes the Kaingaroa Forest or by working on the extensive Hydro Electric power system. WikiPedia:Taupo Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Bay Of Plenty Taupo Commons:Category: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

past events

Cross Country Championship Past events *World Water Ski Racing Championships *FIM International Six Day Enduro (International Six Days Enduro) *Cricket One Day Internationals (One Day International) *A1 Grand Prix The International Mountain Bicycling Association has designated the mountain biking trails at Bike Taupo as a silver-level IMBA Ride Center. http: www.imba.com ride-centers current bike-taupo Ride Centers are the IMBA's strongest

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Cross Country Championship Past events *World Water Ski Racing Championships *FIM International Six Day Enduro (International Six Days Enduro) *Cricket One Day Internationals (One Day International) *A1 Grand Prix The International Mountain Bicycling Association has designated the mountain biking trails at Bike Taupo as a silver-level IMBA Ride Center. http: www.imba.com ride-centers current bike-taupo Ride Centers are the IMBA's strongest

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station is a few kilometres north of the town. Education Taupo has three high schools: Tauhara College, Taupo Nui-a-Tia College and state integrated Lake Taupo Christian School. It also has St Patrick's, Waipahihi, Hilltop, Mount View, Taupo and Tauhara primary schools, and Taupo Intermediate School. Sporting events Since the mid-1990s Taupo has become increasingly popular as a venue for major sporting events, increasingly


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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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'''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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