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Forget about hibernation. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Make sure you’re part of the fun this winter as our town transforms into an après-ski destination.



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we live here hello you Welcome back to another edition of forward to this season!

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This time celebrates the snow season, in Taupō and up on the mountain. So, get your snow gear ready for a season like no other. Thanks to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, winter just got better and Taupō is transforming into an après-ski destination. The Taupō Winter Festival is also a must-visit, an action-packed four days full of arts, culture, family activities, and loads of fun. Of course, the Lions are ready to roar too! With the DHL New Zealand Lions’ Series 2017 beginning on 9 July, we’ll be welcoming the supporters visiting our beautiful region during the tour and discovering everything Taupō has to offer. We hope you enjoy reading the winter edition. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback and ideas on what you want to read about. For even more, head to for our pop-up articles (exclusive online only stories) and a full list of events, and make sure you like and follow us on Facebook. Until Spring.

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What's Your Winter?


Extraordinary Homes


What's On


Communication Essentials


Taupō Just Got Cooler


33Across & Down


Hassle Free Holidays


Don't Be Sad


Lick the Spoon


Going Electric


Shorts Day for Hospice




Towncentre's Latest


Can You Go Booze Free?


In Safe Hands


Experience Taupō's Creative Heart


The Bucket List


Helping You Be Safe

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Maximising the Human Resource


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make the ski fields more accessible than ever before, with the added bonus of an early opening day (a whole month earlier!) meaning a longer ski season.

For some people, winter is a time when they think of short days and colder climes. But here in the Taupō District, we’re lucky there’s so much to look forward to in the middle of each year. By now you will have heard about the $100 million investment Ruapehu Alpine Lifts is putting into Whakapapa Ski Area to turn Mt Ruapehu into New Zealand’s mountain of choice. New infrastructure, state-of-the-art snowmaking facilities and shuttles from Taupō to the mountain will 6

Taupō and Turangi are the ultimate places for visitors to base themselves for a snow holiday, with an amazing array of off-mountain activities for those days when they need a break from the mountain. We’ve got everything - from a multitude of adrenalin activities to keep the blood pumping to soothing hot mineral pools to relax in, and everything in between. As well as getting excited about the ski season, we’re also looking forward to the second annual Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupō Winter Festival kicking off in July, with events and attractions for the whole family. The popular Ebbett Ice Slide and Unison Light Trail are back, along with a range of free events and ticketed shows. While we look forward to welcoming visitors to our district this winter to

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make the most of everything we have on offer here, it’s not just about attracting more guests from out of town. Locals can also make the most of the world-class facilities and attractions we have right on our doorstep. Jump on your bike and warm up by riding along the Taupō lake front, take a drive out to Huka Falls or take your family for a walk up one of the local peaks to take in the view. There’s more to winter than just cold air, short days, woollen hats and sheltering inside. So tell all your friends and family that the Taupō District is the place to be this winter. It may be a bit cold, but bring your coat and enjoy everything we have to offer. (Including the warm welcome!) David Trewavas TAUP Ō DIS TRIC T M AYOR

AC BATHS AC Baths is an all weather venue that is fun for the whole family.    

Thermally-heated pools Hydro-slides Tarzan swing Private pools

 Sauna  Cafe  Swim shop and hire equipment

Open everyday expect Christmas Day. Cnr of Spa Rd and AC Baths Ave, Taupō Open seven days, 6am to 9pm



Come and have a go on our 12 metre high rockwall. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Located at Taupō Events Centre, Cnr of Spa Rd and AC Baths Ave. Check out our website or contact us for opening hours on (07) 376 0350.



We have three libraries in the Taupō District offering school holiday programmes, book-lending and free WiFi. Taupō Library, Story Place Open Monday to Saturday Turangi Library, Turangi town Centre Open Monday to Saturday Mangakino Library, Rangatira Drive Open Monday to Friday

TAUPŌ MUSEUM Find out more about the history of the Taupō District and visit the Ora Garden of Wellbeing.  Art galleries  Māori wharenui - meeting house  Gift Shop Story Place, Taupō Open Daily, 10am to 4.30pm

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Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 2pm Taupō RSA, 67 Horomatangi Street

Everyone welcome!

Raw Chocolate Making Workshop  10

June, 3.30pm – 5.30pm  Raw Balance Deli, Oruanui Street, Taupō 

Craters Classic MTB 

11 Jun, 9am - 1pm  Wairakei Resort 

Monk Party - World Music Duo In Concert  17

Jun, 7pm - 8:30pm 18 Jun, 10:30am - 12pm  Tauhara Retreat Centre 

Taupō Yacht Club Winter Series – Race 4 

18 June, 2pm – 5pm Taupō Yacht Club   Lake

Raw Cake Making Workshop 

18 June, 2pm – 5pm  Raw Balance Deli, Oruanui Street, Taupō 

Autism & Gut Health Talk 

23 June, 6pm – 8pm  Raw Balance Deli, Oruanui Street, Taupō 

Chateau Tongariro Mid-Winter Ball 2017 i

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June, 7pm  Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Mt Ruapehu

Creating Vision, Purpose, and Strategic Plan – Workshop  27

June, 9.30am – 3pm Lake Centre   Great

Mills Reef Wild Harvest Dinner  30

Jun, 6:30pm - 10pm Cafe & Kitchen Bar   Victoria's

Plateau Annual Retro Ski Party  30

June, 7pm Bar & Eatery   Plateau


ART School 2017: 2 Days, 10 Tutors, 15 Art Workshops 

1-2 July Active Arts Centre  

15 fantastic different workshops tutored by local Taupō and Rotorua professional & award-winning artists, there’s a range of art for you to try.

Raw & Nut-Free - Sweet & Savoury 

2 July, 2pm – 5pm Balance Deli, Oruanui Street, Taupō   Raw

Tauhara Trail Run 

2 July Rd Highway, Tauhara   Off

Ride of The Legends Charity Golf Tournament  4

Jul, 10:30am - 9pm Golf and Sanctuary   Wairakei

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July  Taupō 

With world class theatre, comedy and music shows, art exhibitions, creative play and plenty of free fun stuff for the kids, we’re sure you’ll have a blast at the Taupō Winter Festival. Reservations 0800 378 7174

Hoka One One Taupō Marathon  5

August, 7am – 5pm Domain   Tongariro

This event is one of New Zealand’s longest standing and most iconic running and walking events. Now with options for all fitness levels with the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km options.

Mid-Winter Swim 2017  16

July, 12pm Terrace

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Prawn Fishing Competition  8-23

July, 9am – 3pm  Huka Prawn Park 

Cancer Talk - Justine Laidlaw 

22 July, 3.30pm – 5.30pm  Raw Balance Deli, Oruanui Street, Taupō 

Playday on Track 

23 July McLaren Motorsport Park   Bruce

The 11th Medicine Woman Gathering Workshop and Retreat 2017  4

August, 7pm - 9pm 5 August, 9am - 5pm 6 August, 9am - 4pm  Tauhara Retreat Centre 

Merchant Wine and Food Expo  22

August, 6pm – 9pm Merchant of Taupō   The

Louis Roederer Champagne Dinner  26

August, 6pm Lodge (only for guests)   Huka

Craggy Range Big Red Dinner  29

July, 6pm – 12am Lodge   Huka

Igniting Your Inner Fire Yoga Retreat  25

The Taupō Market  Every

Saturday, 9am – 1pm Park Taupō

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The Taupō Market specialises in variety and quality, the emphasis is on local where most of the products sold are grown, made or sourced in and around our district. Don't forget our Trash & Treasure Fair on the first Saturday of each month!

August, 3pm - 8pm 26 August, 7am - 8pm 27 August, 7am - 2pm  Tauhara Retreat Centre 

Great Governance for your Arts Group - Workshop 

29 August, 9.30am – 3pm Lake Centre   Great


Towncentre’s Latest Embracing our ultimate winter playground By Julie McLeod



nce you’ve put the skis away for the day, our town centre is the place to be. With Ruapehu Alpine Lifts’ addition of a new snow centre in the town and Taupō’s winter holiday offering, the town’s about to become a snow hub with a real winter resort town vibe. Whakapapa ski area is just over an hour away, so RAL is turning the town into a base for winter holidays. Along with the multi-million-dollar investment plan for Whakapapa in 2017, RAL is opening two new booking offices in Taupō for on-snow information, ticketing and gear hire in time for the 2017 ski season. They’re also introducing a ski shuttle from Taupō’s town centre and Turangi to Whakapapa, meaning snowgoers will be able to fly in and rely on a regular mountain shuttle service to get them to and from the ski area each day. No more transport woes!


Where to at the end of the day? With all the skiers expected in town this winter, we’ve rounded up some of the cosiest places for winding down after a day on the slopes. Vine Eatery and Bar. Vine is the place to be after a day on the snow. Get out of the cold and relax in front of the fire in one of the comfy leather armchairs. Indulge in the dishes that have inspired their New Zealand and Mediterranean influenced menus, or enjoy a mulled wine or cocktail and a platter of nibbles as you warm your toes. The extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and they also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more traditional approach to dining. Plateau Restaurant and Bar. Another of Taupō’s top restaurants, a popular place for visitors and locals to meet by the warmth of the fire on a chilly winter’s evening. The excellent food represents ‘real New Zealand’ cuisine, and the décor embraces the uniqueness of the Central Plateau region with copper, leather, dark wood and pumice fittings and features.

This restaurant and bar should be your pick if you want a casual place to meet friends and enjoy the best of fresh regional cuisine. Dixie Browns. A cosy place that’s really suited to family dining. Warm up by the fire inside or dine al fresco and enjoy the lake view with heaters and blankets at the outside tables. The menu is wide and varied, ensuring there will be something to suit everyone's tastes, and make sure to leave room for one of their famous desserts or double thick shakes.


SMK (Southern Meat Kitchen). Taupō’s newest concept eatery, bringing smoke and fire to the main eat street. The menu is based around the ‘low and slow’ style of cooking often seen in southern USA restaurants, and the hearty meals are perfectly suited to winter dining. SMK has everything a great winter restaurant needs with a warm fire, fairy lights and cosy indoor or outdoor seating next to heaters. S TO CK IS T O F

For days away from the snow, skiers can enjoy all that the town centre has to offer with our unique, boutique shopping experience, coffee culture, beautiful galleries and homeware stores.

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Can you go booze free? By Deepika Sulekh COP Y WRITER

Here’s a great excuse to curb your drinking habits, this July try challenging yourself to make a healthy lifestyle change by going booze free.


engineers | surveyors | planners

Welcoming members of the former ISPS Consulting Engineers team into Cheal’s Taupo office allows the organisation to further enhance its services in the fields of residential, commercial and industrial structural design and seismic engineering.

elping improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer (and to challenge all you social drinkers), Dry July is a fundraiser to support cancer patients by easing the burden and reducing the stress that comes with cancer diagnosis. Money raised goes into improving treatment environments and providing complementary services to people affected by cancer along with their friends, family and supporters. This is by providing support that might not be front of mind following a cancer diagnosis, and funding free services such as complementary therapies, wellness programs, wig libraries, and comfortable and inviting spaces for patients to inhabit while undergoing treatment.

Why should you take part? Giving up alcohol for a month doesn’t just help cancer patients, it’s good for you too! This July, focus on yourself, watch your own drinking habits and notice the value of your new healthy, balanced lifestyle. • • • • • • • •

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Clearer head – no more hangovers More energy Better sleep & less snoring Healthier bank balance Better productivity Clearer skin Weight loss & healthier body New mindset towards alcohol consumption • Sense of achievement of doing something for a worthy cause

How does it work? It’s easy…  Sign up online at  Go booze free for the month  Raise funds  Help people affected by cancer

Participants get an online community of fellow participants, ambassadors and partners who provide help, encouragement and advice throughout the challenge. Make it fun! Join with a friend, compete to see who can raise more or go longer even after the end of the month, there’s even some great virgin cocktail recipes you could try! For more information about the campaign and general wellbeing tips, visit 11

In Safe Hands By Deepika Sulekh COP Y WRITER


hen you visit the team at CARE NZ, it’s evident why neglected animals find refuge with them. You can feel the safe, happy environment these animals need to thrive. CARE is normally the last resort for animals, and rescues animals from dog pounds, those who have been turned away by other rescues or are faced with euthanasia. The team at CARE is passionate and positive, and always looks outside the box for solutions for each animal, many of whom have been let down by humans. They will step in before it suffers abuse or neglect to the point where it reaches the police or SPCA. A registered NZ charity and the only no-kill animal rescue in the region, CARE provides foster families for each animal in their care, where they are looked after temporarily until they are healthy and ready for adoption. Over the last 18 months, CARE has rescued over 400 animals and have only had to

euthanise four, 99% of their rescued animals are re-homed. “It’s a nurturing, normalising environment which facilitates healing of body, mind and spirit.” – Helen Rabinska, Operations Manager

Help save a life CARE is completely reliant on volunteers and donations. You can help by becoming a foster carer or volunteering with CARE. The more foster carers they have, the more lives they can save. CARE provides their carers with everything they need. You just need to give an animal a home and some much-needed TLC. If you’re keen to help out or just want to find out more about what CARE does, visit them at the CARE Op Shop at 19 Totara Street, Taupō, or get in touch with Helen, Operations Manager, on 027 222 5776, or via Facebook: @CareCommunityNZ.

Meet some of our CARE friends Barney. A stray dog, underweight, and in a poor condition. Barney came to CARE as a reserved and neglected dog. The team at CARE spent many hours giving him company and encouraging his confidence humanity. He began to enjoy his new human friends, freedom and good food. Three months later, he was healthy again and ready to be adopted. Now he’s living in a million-dollar property on the Rotorua Lakefront. 12

Tin Tin. Rescued from a North Island Pound, no one wanted him because he was deaf. Communicating with Tin Tin was a different but rewarding experience for CARE. Trained using a vibrating collar and sign language, he became one of CARE’s most obedient and loyal dogs. Tin Tin eventually joined a compassionate family with big hearts who embraced him as their own.


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It’s no secret the Taupō area abounds with beautiful scenery – and there’s no denying Taupō’s great lake and mountains are a huge inspiration for local artists. But scratch the surface and there’s more than you think to the local art scene.

Experience Taupō’s Creative Heart By Marion Bright



f the visual arts are your fascination, there’s plenty on offer in Taupō and Turangi. Take a piece home to remember your visit, try your talents or enjoy the arty vibe at one of the events. As an art community, Taupō has evolved in its vibrancy over the years. Art galleries such as Zea You, Kura, Red Rock Gallery, Taupō Art Gallery, L’Arte Sculpture Garden, Wildwood Gallery, 3Art and Lava Glass have well established themselves with quality art and have become popular drop-in points for visitors. Stroll the streets and you’ll soon spot some of Taupō’s fabulous public art; modern and futuristic sculptures dotted around town, plus bold and unique murals from New Zealand’s premier street art festival, Graffiato. Taupō Museum, renowned for the Ora Garden of Wellbeing, also has a full schedule year-round of fascinating touring and local exhibitions.

Give art a go Taupō Art Connection is a one-stop resource to find artists, arts events, workshops, and exhibitions in the region. Find an inspirational workshop at to suit you. It is also an inclusive social group for all levels of artists to share creative 14

ideas. The group holds an annual group exhibition, runs the Taupō Art Trail, and meets once a month. Active Arts, Taupō’s art society also holds an annual exhibition, the arts and crafts groups and classes venue for over 50 years. You can also sample an exciting variety of creative workshops at the annual two-day ART School on 1-2 July. At the southern end of the lake, Pihanga Gallery, an artist-run cooperative and Turangi Artworks Inc, a community arts and crafts initiative, encourages people to share and develop their creative talents in the Turangi-Tongariro region.

SAVE THE DATE 13 – 16 July

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Learn to Snowboard

By Deepika Sulekh

I’m keen to take up a new challenge this winter. And with Mt Ruapehu’s ski area so close, why not make the most of it by learning one of its most popular extreme sports? This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to enjoy the season!


magine the feeling of floating down the slopes, carving your way through fresh, crusty snow, and the pure enjoyment of almost flying. Once you’ve learnt the tricks, you can glide without thinking. So, give yourself a new learning opportunity, master speed and coordination with a new skill, and some variety to your body with a new workout. I sought out Kat, an ex-snowboard instructor, to learn what it’s going to be like from an expert’s perspective. Her first-time experience on a board at the age of 18 lead to a hobby and soon became a job at 21. She loved being able to share her passion through teaching, and making snowboarding fun for learners aged from 4 years old to 60 (that means you can do it too).

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• Always stay in control, and be able to stop when you need to. • People ahead of you have the right of way, the reason is simple, they’re always looking downhill and can’t see you. • Never stop where you’re in the way of another trail, or aren’t visible. • Read all signs and warnings. • Before using any lifts, make sure you know how to load, ride and unload it safely. 16

If you’re keen to give it a go, here’s what she recommends: Get a lesson Whether you want to commit to a season or try snowboarding for the first time, it’s important that you learn the proper technique from the start, how to do it right and safely (otherwise you’ll probably spend hours trying figure out how to balance). One lesson takes about 1-2 hours and you’ll learn the basics to be able to get started on your own.

What’s included in a basic lesson? • • • •

Learn about the board and its setup Safety on the mountain Body position technique Board mobility skills

Commit! Fully commit by buying a season pass. If you approach it casually and don’t get up the mountain regularly, it’s going to be hard to stick to and will slow down your learning. But if you give yourself a good season, you’ll be able to get through the initial challenging days and soon be able to do it without thinking and really enjoy it.

Try before you buy It’s nice to have your own gear, but for your first season, hire it. You don’t yet know if snowboarding is for you so there’s no point in owning expensive gear if you don’t end up using it again. Take one financial hit at a time; season pass the first year, your own gear the next year.


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Jump on a shuttle No parks up top? No worries with Ruapehu Alpine Lifts’ new shuttle service. Not just the ideal option for visitors, but for locals too, especially families and teenagers. Taupo – Whakapapa Return Shuttle 3 JUNE TO LATE OCTOBER

Adult $39

Youth / Child $29

4yrs & under Free

Turangi – Whakapapa Return Shuttle Adult Youth / Child 4yrs & under $29 $19 Free Shuttles will also run daily during the winter season from Ohakune to Turoa, and National Park/ Whakapapa Village to Whakapapa. This service will be FREE for anyone with a life, season or day pass! To book a shuttle call (07) 892 4000 ext 7862.

Don’t miss... Night Skiing on the slopes of Happy Valley and Whakapapa lower mountain until 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights (from July 7). Live entertainment, pizza and drink specials, along with fire pits for toasting marshmallows will bring first class Après Ski to Whakapapa this season.

Wait, there’s more! New ‘snow play’ area for the kids!

New Delta Quad chairlift!

More snowmaking – more fun!

3 new carpet lifts, 2 with see-through tunnels!


Helping You Be Safe By Deepika Sulekh COP Y WRITER


ealth and safety compliance systems are a powerful tool for businesses. With the new Health and Safety Act in place, it’s important that you integrate your systems and processes to keep up with all the requirements. More and more businesses are now adopting these to effectively manage their health and safety at work. But you need a system that understands your business, is relevant to your size, and knows the troubles, risks and concerns specific to you. That’s where Safe T Works comes in. Safe T Works listens to you, and gives your business a customised solution based on exactly what you need. It’s well rounded and integrated too, so you won’t just get a health and safety system, Safe T Works conducts training, assessments, drug and alcohol testing, accident investigation, provides consulting and more – everything to help with your safe management practices. Now 14 years old, Safe T Works looks after businesses from Kaitaia to Invercargill, ranging from forestry and farming to tourism operators and retail. It’s not the nature of the business that matters, everyone needs a working health and safety system. With four consultants dedicated to improving the safety culture for their clients, these guys will ensure your safety becomes a solution, not a chore.


It doesn’t have to be complicated Sometimes understanding comprehensive systems isn’t easy, but the team at Safe T Works does all the hard stuff for you, giving you a simple, easy to understand, and workable system.

“In a sports team, you are only as good as your weakest player – safety is much the same, if we are not winning at safety we need to change the game plan.” – Paula Nordstrom – Owner, Consultant, Trainer & Auditor, Safe T Works

They will • check your bookwork • hold the audits • develop your systems • provide induction and training • monitor your systems • do anything else to help you manage your health and safety The new Health and Safety Act is all about being more responsible and knowing how to manage risk. If you find understanding the legislation and interpreting it challenging, Safe T Works can help you understand how it’s relevant to your business.

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hat’s where The People Effect can help – your one-stop shop for any employment related issues from recruitment to termination. Steve Punter is an expert in HR consultancy, employment relations, organisational development and everything compliance. With 30 years of experience in the industry, Steve has developed a strong client base across the country and become the go-to in HR expertise for many. Do you ever wonder how you should deal with people issues, why your people aren’t performing as well as they should be, or even how you could be a better manager?

Whether it’s advice, consultancy, training, even as an HR Manager for a period – Steve can help your business in many ways and provide you with the support, advice and resources you need. He’ll help you understand what you need to know, so you won’t have to worry about the paperwork. “Steve has done fantastic work with us on our Health and Safety as well as staff related contracts and issues resolution. We’ll definitely be using him in the future too!” – Mandy Thomas, Tongariro Expeditions

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When it comes to deal with the difficult stuff like mediations and terminations, Steve understands how to deal with everyone involved. “It’s the position that’s made redundant, but the person who feels the pain”. Each individual part of the process needs support in situations like these. Issues such as personal grievances, redundancy, counselling and disciplinary processes are all challenging to manage, and having Steve’s mediation skills helps make it seamless for you and gentle on your staff. “In our business, people are our most valuable resource and it’s vitally important for us that their needs are met. Steve is so easy to work with, fair, practical and extremely knowledgeable in HR. Working with him has proved immensely beneficial and cost effective for us; now we’re resolving HR matters as they arise. Taupō is so fortunate to have an HR Consultant of Steve’s calibre available, and I highly recommend his service.” – Carolyn Douglas, DBCon Consulting Engineers

Lifting Productivity A division of The People Effect, STA Training provides interactive training programmes to help your team be their best. These are usually run just for your team (although some ‘public’ courses will be coming soon), and cover topics such as time and stress management, customer service, train the trainer, and sales, along with management topics like team leadership, governance (for Boards), employment relations and performance management. Depending on your business needs, STA will customise their training to suit your workplace. Also coming soon will be Strategic Planning sessions on the lake! No more being stuck in a conference room all day. Instead, you can strategise on a boat, so you’ll go home refreshed, inspired and maybe with a trout at the end of the day too.

Talk to an HR Specialist Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and so do your needs. Tell Steve about your business so he can work out how he can help you. Call 021 681920 or email

So why did you go into business? By Vicki Beker



t BFA, we see it time and time again, that people go into business for the same reasons - they are passionate about what they do, they want to deliver a better service, they want to control their lifestyle, and of course achieve better financial rewards. The reality is for most business owners, only some people achieve some of their goals. Management of the business becomes overwhelming and in many cases management is not one of their key natural skills. How you got here today, is not going to keep you here tomorrow. The only way forward in this fast changing, modern world of competitors and technology, is for business owners to be effective business managers and be able to adjust to change. So how do you manage all this and adapt to change?

Consider your own behaviour first You are the business and you control the culture and direction. Sometimes you may be so tied up doing the day-to-day stuff that you’re not seeing the big picture or you may be making those same old excuses of being ‘way too busy’. You may not know how to handle the stress of staff or just staff issues in general, which is integral to good management.

Identify the change Change involves a review of operations and formulating a plan to re-direct the resources required in reshaping the business. This review can then provide your business with the tools to manage jobs, cash flow, finances, employees and growth, i.e. better business systems and technology. Look at the entire business, not just isolated parts.

Implement and invest in change If you are serious about achieving all those original objectives, commit to the process. Put aside the right time and resources to make this work, and don’t be afraid to get someone to help you drive change like your own “business personal trainer”. So why did you go into business? To do what you love doing, have control and create your future while working for yourself. Don’t be afraid of change. It’s not too late to learn how great management and systems can help you achieve your business goals. 22

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“I don’t need to be a better communicator”, said no one, ever! By Steph Holloway



nd if you did, I hate to burst your bubble, but you’re deceiving yourself.

Unless body language is your first language, you are missing out every day in every single human interaction. If you’re only using words and listening, you’ll be around 7% effective as a communicator at best. The other 93%, which is body language, is where the hidden clues lie. What you’re actually seeing by the time you recognise someone’s body language is not just what they are thinking, but what they are feeling. Body language comes from the subconscious, and is attached to the emotions of human interactions. Imagine what your life would look and feel like with more clarity, less misperception, and more insight into what people are thinking and feeling? The clues are there – really! You just miss them. One half of the equation is in the decode. Decoding incoming body language helps you to learn what really happened in response to something that was said or done. The other half of the equation is in the ‘directional’ outgoing body language. This influences and ‘directs’ what you want to happen – a powerful tool in business and personal relationships. 26

So, what’s the easiest way to learn body language? Here are some clues… • Assess the space that people are using and observe how they are using it, e.g. where they’re leaning is where they want to be. • Look at what a person is like when they are at ease, (when they think no one is watching), use that as their baseline. Then if anything changes, you’ll know something is up (good or bad). • Picture a clock face around them, where on the clock are their hands? Down at six means everyday comfort or still a request, between three and nine is maybe no longer a request, something you want done. If someone’s hands are operating at twelve, it’s probably much more important. • Look for ‘gestures’ during conversations where people touch their own face and head. It all means something – if they are thinking, want to hear, feel stressed, intrigued, frustrated. Watch carefully for micro-expressions of the face (which only last a few seconds) for clues about the real emotions being expressed. Communication is key to every aspect of your life, so being effective in this area will only make your life easier. Look no further if you want a new superpower where you don’t need undies on the outside.

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Taupō Just Got Cooler By Deepika Sulekh COP Y WRITER


here’s a certain serene beauty about Taupō in Winter. Crisp days, clear sunny skies and warm afternoons – you can’t beat it! It also gives us a completely different arena to play in compared to other seasons; especially the cool morning mist from the lake and the picturesque backdrop of the snowy mountains. This season it’s time to kick the local ‘bad habit’ of hibernating. So your challenge is to change things up and get in amongst it!

Retail therapy Take advantage of the quieter season and enjoy our town centre and a truly boutique shopping experience. It’s easy to indulge in a little retail therapy with everything so close by. Top up your winter wardrobe while you’re at it, there are many places selling quality merino clothing to keep you

warm and our range of fashion stores are renowned for their unique and often one-off pieces. And why not keep up with winter trends for the home too? Pick up some new manchester or accessories from one of our exceptional homeware stores.

Got mud? It’s a cold, wet day in Taupō – perfect for a quad bike adventure. Ride through the fern-clad native bush, splash through muddy puddles and stop at scenic lookouts throughout. Mud is muddiest in Winter, so what better season to make the most of it? Winter gives our bush trails the right mix of firm and muddy, making the ride even more fun, so you’ll have a blast of a time. Choose to go at your own pace and relish the beautiful surroundings in this adventure-packed, must-do, Winter activity.

Treat yourself Warm up and relax at the same time with the help of these smooth, hot volcanic stones. The hot stone massage uses heated stones to relax your body and warm up tight muscles, relieving chronic pain and most importantly, reducing stress! This Winter, focus on your health 28

and wellbeing and try a hot stone massage, available from most beauty therapists and day spas in Taupō.

Winter rafting Yes, there is such a thing – and it’s the perfect activity for families, groups, and team building. Rafting isn’t always the obvious choice for a typical winter day, but the weather definitely makes the adventure more thrilling – over exciting rapids, through volcanic gorges and exploring hidden places. Worried about the cold? You’ll be completely rugged up in woollen socks, fleece tops, jacket, beanie, gloves and waterproof boots. Plus, you can’t beat the feeling of the wind in your face and the adrenalin pumping. What if it rains? Well you’ll be getting wet anyway, it’s so much more fun when the water is coming at you from all directions!

Fancy a break? Indulging by the fireplace in a local restaurant with the backdrop of rainsplashed windows is a wonderful way to spend a relaxing day. High Tea is fast becoming popular again, so enjoy some time out with family or friends, sip away, taste some delicious cakes, and just relish a moment of freedom from the everyday.


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“I make it my business to tell you where to go." By Deepika Sulekh, COP Y WRITER

"To me, travel is not just about visiting a destination; it’s the experience you have and the memories you create. I love being able to assist my clients create those travel experiences, ones that are unique and special to them. Who wouldn’t want to turn people’s dreams into reality?” – Tracey Porteous, The Travel Brokers, Taupō


here’s nothing quite like travelling the world, exploring new places, trying new experiences and meeting new people! Tracey Porteous is a personal travel professional from The Travel Brokers who helps create wonderful travel memories and moments without any hassle or uncertainty. As a life-long traveller, with more than 15 years in the industry, she knows the ingredients for a perfect trip, is an expert in her field and someone to trust. Working with Tracey will save you time and stress because she will create the components to make sure your travel plans are seamless and your journey memorable for all the right reasons.

Why is Tracey so good? “Because it’s all about you and what you want to experience.” Tracey is flexible and mobile. Not only is she available during office hours, she is happy to see you in the evenings and weekends and will meet when and where it best suits you.

Passionate about the travel experience, Tracey has first-hand knowledge and understands that everyone’s idea of an ideal holiday differs. This is why every package is customised to best match your travel wish list. Whether you want a family getaway, something romantic, intrepid or travelling for business, Tracey goes beyond what’s in the brochure or online to find the perfect solution. Best of all, it’s at no extra cost to you!

So what are you waiting for? Make that trip happen. Find out how Tracey can make your travel arrangements easy – it’s her business to tell you where to go! Get in touch with Tracey: 07 376 9252, 021 121 5699

The world at her fingertips With the The Travel Brokers’ robust network behind her, Tracey has access to the best suppliers, top research and latest travel deals. Also a member of Helloworld, The Travel Brokers has strong networks in the industry and can provide a variety of choice and value for money. They are accredited with the Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which gives you financial security when you arrange your travel with Tracey. 33

Don’t be SAD By Deepika Sulekh COP Y WRITER


on’t let SAD (seasonal affective disorder) take over this season. As the days become colder and darker, we tend to sleep longer, crave carbs and our mood declines. So, when your mood, motivation and energy starts to fall as fast as the thermometer, beat those winter blues with these top tips.

Keep moving It’s cold, it’s hard to stay motivated, and activity levels drop. Dig deep (whether it’s indoors or out) and keep moving. When colds and flus start to show their face,

exercise helps keep you warm and keeps your immunity and recovery levels up. Once your blood is pumping, the immune cells circulate your body much faster, helping them locate and rid infection.

Seek the sun If an island getaway is out of the question, then get outside and soak up some natural daylight. While boosting your vitamin D, a daily dose of sunlight keeps your immune system strong. Failing that, focus on eating D-rich foods such as fortified milk, juice, and cereal; fatty fish like tuna, salmon, and mackerel; and cheese or egg yolks. Lastly, you could consider taking a D2 or D3 supplement.

Eat healthy Surviving winter is all about keeping our immune system up so fight those carb cravings, and the greasy, filling foods that slow you down and opt for lots of fruit, vegetables and nuts instead. These are high in protein, will help you stay immune towards winter illnesses and convert to usable energy. And remember, chicken soup isn’t just for the soul. Soups are a terrific way to sneak in heaps of vegetables, warming you up at the same time. 34

Feel good When you focus too much on physical health, often your emotional health gets neglected. The happier you feel, the healthier you’ll be – so get the beauty therapy, get your hair done, and take some time to pamper yourself. A massage is a particularly great way to reduce stress, relax and feel good. They’re not just a treat anymore, they also improve immune functions and energy levels.

Top up Sometimes we need a little help and that’s where winter supplements step in to support these tips; • Omega 3 Fish Oil; amongst many of its benefits, this can help tackle winter depression. • St John’s Wort; this is a natural mood booster and improves mental wellbeing. • Melatonin; a vital hormone that regulates your body’s circadian rhythm (internal clock). The lack of exposure to light during winter disrupts this rhythm – melatonin gets your rhythm and good sleep back on track. • Vitamin B6; so many benefits! In winter, it is needed to make the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which affect mood. It also helps make melatonin.


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There's no better 'winter warmer' than a crumble. This recipe flips the traditional crumble on its head with a Paleo twist, but don't panic! It tastes so good, you'll forget all about the fact that it's healthy. Even better... this crumble is delicious served cold the next day. Method: Preheat oven to 160°C. Filling: Combine the apple, honey, coconut oil, orange zest, cinnamon, vanilla pod or powder, and water in a saucepan. Cover and cook over a low-medium heat, stirring occasionally until the apple softens. Add berries, cover, and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the berries start to burst/ soften. Remove the vanilla pod if using. Meanwhile, to make the crumble topping, place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well (it helps to soften/melt the honey beforehand).

Pour the filling into a baking dish and sprinkle over the crumble topping to cover. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for a few minutes before serving. Serve with coconut yoghurt.

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Going Electric By Deepika Sulekh COP Y WRITER

Imagine driving in the future, today. Electric transport has been the talk for decades, but now, it’s here.


he recent placement of fast car chargers in town have sparked some interest and got us thinking. More and more people are driving electric vehicles thanks to efficiencies like these in technology and infrastructure. Plus, these new chargers have given our drivers confidence to make the switch and enjoy its many benefits.

The infrastructure Technology is developing fast. An efficient battery, manufacturing process and even recycling and disposal have made using electric vehicles a breeze.


Although they’ve known to be around since 1850, the last 20 years have seen huge developments, especially in battery technology. New Zealand already has the technology and infrastructure to get started. You may have seen the fast charger next to the fire station on Kaimanawa Street, and soon we’ll have two more popping up at Z stations in Taupō and Turangi. Fast car chargers are 25 times faster than your power socket at home, giving you a full tank in approximately 10 – 20 minutes. But it’s actually cheaper and easier to charge your vehicle at home by plugging it in overnight in your garage. With potentially more chargers coming to supermarkets, malls, shopping centres and tourist spots, accessibility will be even easier. The biggest win is the reduction in carbon emissions and positive environmental impact. Over 80% of New Zealand’s electricity comes from renewable sources, which is the best way to power our vehicles, no exhaust fumes and engine noise. Because of the absence of petrol, driving an electric vehicle produces 80% less carbon

dioxide emissions – improving the health of pedestrians, cyclists and anyone who uses the roads.

Make the switch There’s already around 3200 electric vehicles on the road, and that figure’s doubling every year. With so many options now available, the convenience of charging, ease of maintaining and of course, environmental benefits, it makes sense – electric is the way to go. • 20 moving parts compared to over 2000 for a normal car, maintenance is a breeze! • Instant acceleration • Easy charging, plug it in to your normal socket at home overnight and you’ll have a full tank in the morning. • Cheaper to run, equivalent to paying 30 cents for petrol. • No exhaust fumes so no pollution.

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hanks to the support of the Turangi community, the Turangi Hospice Shop has outgrown its previous location and is now at bigger and brighter premises! Now at 19 Ohuanga Road, Turangi 3334. Come and check out the bright new store and grab a bargain, knowing that your

support funds the critical services provided by Hospice to whanau in Turangi. The store now has more appropriate facilities, better parking, more room for stock, a better work environment for our volunteers and a great public profile.

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On the shortest day of 2017, get your friends and workmates together, put on some shorts and have some fun, while supporting a great cause. Life is short, so live every moment. Pop on your finest walk shorts and socks combo, your best beach boardies, or high fashion stunners, be part of ‘Shorts for Hospice’ and you’ll help keep Hospice services free.

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