Daily Report

Turangi Destination Management Plan Hui

(We cannot apologise to anglers if this TRM Report involves local politics.  It is for all those fishy inmates and others concerned about the future tourist prospects for Turangi. Make a strong pot of tea first.) Destination Great Lake Taupo, the marketing arm of the Taupo District Council, held their strategic Destination Management Plan meeting […]

Motels strike Govt money jackpot

That was the headline for a feature article on page 3 of the NZ Herald today – on 20 June. The following is TRM’s (Tongariro River Motel) response. When the covid restrictions hit the tourist industry this was an option that had to be considered to survive. TRM’s survival strategy for the last two years […]

Turangi – Trout Fishing Capital of the World!

Taupo Council organised a meeting in Turangi last week, to investigate another new “Destination Brand” for Turangi’s future. It was completely unnecessary. For almost one hundred years Turangi have enjoyed an enviable famous reputation as the “Trout Fishing Capital of the World”.  For a tourist destination brand, the message was clear and concise and proven to […]

Disappearing Autumn colours in Turangi…

A thoughtful TRM inmate sent me a finely crafted you-tube called: Richard Le Fort Autumn Song. A beautiful melody of Autumn colours enhanced by soulful piano music. He must have known – that after many Autumn colours were unfortunately permanently destroyed in Turangi by the swish of a council pen, he was trying to cheer […]