Young rockers set to shine

They're talented, tuned up and ready to perform in towns from Auckland to Dunedin - 14 Bay of Plenty bands will battle it out at the Rockshop Bandquest Bay of Plenty, this Saturday at Otumoetai College. The Bay of Plenty event is a part of a nationwide... Read More

Celebrating Indian independence

Indian students at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology celebrated 70 years of their country's independence today. Celebrations were held at both the Windermere campus in Tauranga and the Mokoia campus in Rotorua. The event at Windermere began with... Read More

Disbelief over museum response

Museum consultant Neil Anderson was forced to defend his data recently when city councillors said they didn't believe his report on how much Tauranga people want a museum. His report, based on community consultation over a six month period, finds... Read More

Does sexuality really matter?

The deputy principal taught Pana Hema-Taylor at Aranui High School in Christchurch – sensed a talent and steered the young man away from the fringes of the Mongrel Mob towards an acting career. That showed foresight and conviction. Now framed images... Read More

Working together for learning

Collaboratively. It's a hard word to get your tongue around when you're only five. Heck, it's hard to get your tongue around when you're 45. But it's a word that students at Papamoa Primary School will hear a lot from now... Read More

Yellow app threatens Bay teens' safety

A new app called Yellow has been under fire with allegations of child exploitation and pedophilia, but Tauranga school principals say their teens seem to be safe so far. Internet watchdog NetSafe has confirmed three complaints about the social networking... Read More

Enjoying the fruits of their labour

Gate Pa Primary School students will taste the fruits of their labour soon. And by soon, we mean in a few years probably. The primary school was recently visited by Donor's Choice Charitable Trust; originally a US organisation that was transplanted... Read More

School funding system divides opinion

Opinion on a replacement for the school decile system has been divided, with the primary teachers' union calling it “merely shifting the deckchairs on the Titanic” unless schools get more funding. The government has announced the decile... Read More

What's on Today: Careers showcase

Canvas Tauranga Careers Showcase - ASB Arena 2017 from Sun Live on Vimeo. The Canvas Careers Showcase, which has been helping students and job seekers find their passion, is on for the last day today at the ASB Baypark Arena. The showcase gives students... Read More

Rotorua's bilingual ceremony

Rotorua is set to become the country's first bilingual city and district. A ceremony declaring Rotorua's commitment to becoming the country's first bilingual city was held Friday afternoon at the Rotorua Lakes Council. Te Tatau o Te... Read More



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Sunshine at Yatton Park. Photo: Michael Lucas.

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