ACG new home of football academy

ACG Tauranga Primary and Secondary School is set to be the home for New Zealand's newest Ricki Herbert Football Academy Talent Centre. Ricki Herbert is a former New Zealand international and professional footballer who has represented New Zealand... Read More

Intergenerational mingling at Easter

Toi Ohomai flight attending students were able to get some hands-on experience this Easter, serving the retirees at Ocean Shores. The institute's relationship with the Mount retirement village is in its fifth year, and gives students a chance to... Read More

PM opens new training centre

Prime Minister Bill English opened the new EmployNZ training centre in Second Avenue on Friday afternoon, an official duty on a short trip to Tauranga that also included an art gallery visit this morning. Employ NZ transitions people from benefit dependency... Read More

Battle of Passchendaele competition open

The 2017 Battle of Passchendaele multi-media competition is now open for submissions. On October 12, 1917, 845 New Zealanders died at Bellevue Spur, part of the Passchendaele campaign of the First World War. A further 2700 were wounded, making it the... Read More

$1.2M for more Omokoroa classrooms

Around $1.2 million will be invested to build three additional classrooms at Omokoroa Point School in Tauranga. Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says Tauranga is one of New Zealand's fastest growing locations, and the government is committed... Read More

Pupils aim for third national title

Tauranga Intermediate's First XI cricket team are building on their history of success. The young cricket squad will be travelling down to Christchurch in November to play in the national championships for the fifth time in 10 years. They have... Read More

Pride, belief, success – Dave’s way

He's just come in from an assembly for 1100 kids, after coming in from another assembly for 900 kids – back to back assemblies. That's how a big school rolls. “It's marvellous – kids! I love them.” But soon that... Read More

Student apartments for city

Construction of a multi-storey student accommodation complex just along Durham Street from the university site is expected to be completed in time for the opening of the campus in 2020. Resource consent for the complex, to be located at 145 and 153 Durham... Read More

Schools to close as cyclone bears down

UPDATE 8.51PM: Greenpark School, Merivale School and Steiner School have made the call to keep their schools closed tomorrow. UPDATED 8.04PM: Maungatapu and Tauriko schools have also made the decision to close tomorrow. They join all schools in Te Puke,... Read More

Saving Gate Pa kindergarten

Gate Pa Kindergarten needs to find at least 10 more children to enrol, or it could be closing down. That was the outcome of yesterday's meeting at the kindergarten, in which concerned parents and teachers met with the board of Inspired Kindergartens... Read More



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