Towncentre Taupo represents the interests of every business in Taupo's central business district. All such businesses, as defined by Taupo District Council, are, by default, members of TCT. Our primary aim is to promote the development of Taupo's town centre as a safe and vibrant community balancing social, environmental and economic needs while retaining its unique identity.
Towncentre Taupō (TCT) became an incorporated society in 2005. It is funded by a special annual rate or a levy which is paid by members through rates to Taupō District Council. This rate is returned to TCT to cover expenses, business development and promotion initiatives within the town centre.
Executive Board and Management Team
Towncentre Taupo is governed by an elected Executive Board who undertake governance duties for TCT. There is a constitution that provides a framework under which we operate. The Executive Board have a range of duties and obligations they must adhere to and must observe the conflict of interest policy. The board meet on a monthly basis and TCT members are welcome to attend board meetings.
I chose Taupo as my home over 20 years ago and feel privileged to live, work and play here. My mission is to protect and enhance this boutique, unique town that I absolutely love by delivering on the plan set by the TCT Board each year. It is an absolute pleasure to work with such an energetic and motivated Board.
I have many happy childhood memories of holidays in Taupo, and after years away living in different size towns all over the world, I was thrilled when we moved here 5 years ago. In that time I have fallen more in love with Taupo and its surrounding areas. I feel so lucky to now work with TCT and its board, who all love Taupo and want to work towards preserving and enhancing this really special place. #LOVETAUPO!
I have been actively involved in a town centre business for the past 21 years, running Replete Café. The heart of all great communities is a vibrant CBD and my passion has seen me strongly advocate for the enhancement and sustainability of the Taupo town centre.
After being born and raised in Taupo, I have developed a real love of this place. The Town Centre is the heart of Taupo and there is nothing like seeing the town bustling on a Saturday morning. I would love to see more days like this and believe Taupo has all the attributes, as a place to live and visit, to make this happen.
Westerman Property Solutions
I was born and bred in Taupo and have always called it home. With real estate in my blood, I returned to Taupo in 2006 to join the family firm at Westerman Property Solutions, a company operating in Taupo for over 50 years. I am passionate about driving business and industry to Taupo.
Taupo McDonald's Restaurant
I came to Taupo in 2000 when my husband Des and myself purchased the McDonald's Restaurant here. I love Taupo with a passion and firmly believe that Taupo is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
I was on the first TCT board for a number of years and am really pleased to be back 'on board' again alongside an equally passionate and diverse working group who hold the same cornerstone values and ideals for the wellbeing and vibrancy of our township and community. I believe it is important to give back to this town what it gives to me.
Hadleigh van den Engel
Taupo is such a diverse and exciting place to live, and I have a passion for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing and water sports. Could there be anywhere better to combine all these activities at my doorstep, all while being a safe environment to raise a family?
Having the ability to encourage change and invest time into making my town more progressive and a complete destination is an opportunity created by volunteering for Towncentre Taupo, and I can’t see myself living anywhere else! The TCT Board is a forward thinking group of people that can benefit all business in Taupo, hopefully, including my own.
Office Products Depot
I am passionate about Taupo as a destination to live, work and play. I love to show off what we have in this great region which revolves around a strong town centre. I was previously on the Board for 7 years and have returned as I believe we need to work together with all interested parties to continue creating a vibrant and thriving town centre.