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Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi have been included in the next stage of the Ultra-Fast Broadband Extension (UFB2).
Elected members took a tour of Waimarino infrastructure to see and hear about the issues they will be asked to make spending decisions on.
Voting opens in the Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board by-election from Thur 26 Jan and closes at 12 noon on Fri 17 Feb.
The summer reading program, crafts, computers and other activities are keeping kids coming back and happy at Ruapehu libraries.
Free WIFI will be available in Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi CBD's from later today (Fri 23 Dec)
John Chapman and Pete Pehi elected unopposed to NPCB. Missy Biddle and Roberta Williams in election for single WWCB seat.
It's been a busy end to the year in Taumarunui with progress being made on a number of revitalisation projects.
You can now link through to the Horizons and Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) info on river water quailty at popular swim spots via Council's website
Further, more major repair work on Taumarunui pool is required delaying its opening until at least early February 2017.
Although a recreation terrain park isn't currently seen as viable in Tongariro Forest Park there are plenty of other opportunities.
The winner of Ruapehu Youth Council's Beautification Contest in Manuaute St was Lois Mills with her General Store replica entry 'Off the Rails'.
Ruapehu has chosen its Citizen of the Year recipients being Peter Panton for Northern Ruapehu and Bernice Frost for Waimarino-Waiouru.
Over 300 people have been along to view the Taumarunui revitalisation concept plans since their launch on Monday night.
Taumarunui locals have been asked to use the concept plans to challenge their ideas of what their town could look and function like.
Ruapehu is well placed to benefit from the strong growth in international and domestic tourism spending which is up by 12% to $34.7 billion
Suspected earthquake damage has delayed the scheduled opening of the Taumarunui pool by an anticipated two weeks until Mon 19 Dec.
Council is expecting a lot of interest in the launch of the Taumarunui Town Centre Project concept plans on Mon 5 Dec - All welcome
Mayor Don Cameron presented Warrant cards to seven Taumarunui Maori Wardens at a special ceremony at Council earlier this week.
Council contractors have been checking whether last night’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake caused any damage to Ruapehu infrastructure.
Council is asking Taumarunui residents to provide feedback on the taste and odour of their water to help get carbon dosing at the right level.