Taupo & Turangi Weekender
Laurilee McMichael, Editor, Taupo & Turangi Weekender
The paper has a loyal, and growing mixed readership, made up of business people, retirees, holidaymakers and young families. It also has a strong bicultural focus.
Readers connect strongly with the paper's interactive features, with the weekly Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down column one of its most popular items. It also has a strong Facebook presence.
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The Taupo district, made up of Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino, is based primarily on farming, forestry and tourism.
It is also the ancestral base of Ngati Tuwharetoa, one of the largest New Zealand iwi.
It is a popular holiday destination and many families move to the district because of cultural ties or to take advantage of the lifestyle opportunities, including fishing, skiing, mountain biking and boating.
"The paper has a strong focus on community events, interesting people and places, and celebrating the best things about life in the Taupo and Turangi district"