Community Pulse with First Credit Union Taupo

Kauri Dieback
Kauri Dieback is a disease killing Kauri trees throughout New Zealand. Currently there is no cure and it could kill every Kauri tree in the country.
Richard Balm from Natural Resource Solutions Taupo, is a Taupo local who has spent two years working with DOC and MPI trying to stop the disease spreading. He will talk about this work and other biosecurity issues facing New Zealand.
When: Tuesday 1 May, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: REAP, 73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo
Cost: $5 - light supper provided
All Welcome.

Pyjama Drive for Foster Hope
Many foster children have never had a brand new paid of their very own pyjamas and knowing that someone has shopped especially for them is a huge boost to their self esteem.  We want this to be a positive experience as some foster children trend to feel a bit like second hand kids themselves.
Taupo Children's Corner have decided to get on board and help these beautiful children by holding a pyjama drive. If you would like to help this amazing cause bring in a gold coin donation or some new Pajamas (for ages 0 - 16) to Taupo Children's Corner on Rifle Range Road any time during April and May.  All money raised will also go towards new Pajamas.

Art In The Park
Come see us at Colonel Roberts Reserve, at the corner of Roberts and Ruapehu Streets from 10am til 3pm every Saturday weather permitting. You can meet the artists and view their work as well as purchase locally made pieces including; Fine jewellery, Paintings, Metal Art, Hand Made Pottery, Woven and Hand Spun garments, Photography, Wool Pictures, Cards and more!

Craters Classic MTB Event
3 courses. New tracks. 10th June 2018. Come ride in Taupo the home of old school XC Mountain Bike Racing. This event is run by Bike Taupo with all proceeds going back into track development. For more information visit

Greening Taupo

Come help out at planting events held by Greening Taupo! There'll be a coffee cart, face painting for the kids, sausage sizzles and a whole lot of fun during these planting events. Bring your gumboots, your spade, your gardening gloves, and get planting rain hail or shine. Lets hear the sound of many wings return!  For more information and dates of each planting event, visit

If you have a non profit local event you would like the Taupo community to know about, email our Operations Manager: