Mount students come second

Mount Maunganui College stole the judges' hearts with their performance at the 2017 Stage Challenge. The College came in second place with their dance called Chain Reaction, which was based on the 2011 Fukushima earthquake that devastated Japan... Read More

Income inequality in Tauranga

An organisation is encouraging Tauranga to discuss what income inequality may look like to the community. SociaLink, with the support of Priority One, will be holding a Closing the Gap event where speakers will discuss their opinion on income inequality... Read More

Psychopathy lecture in Tauranga

A lecture series on psychopathy in the wild and in prison will be making its way to Tauranga this month. The free lecture series will feature a different lecture each month and will cover thought provoking research from a range of guest speakers. Professor... Read More

New student places for Tauranga

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced an increase to the maximum roll of Bethlehem College in Tauranga, and approval for the college to establish a new campus in Rotorua. “This announcement reflects the Government's commitment to ensure... Read More

A fight for better pay

Local teacher aides will be voting on a new collective employment agreement over the next few weeks that will kick-start pay equity talks in the school support sector. The New Zealand Educational Institute has been in negotiations with the Ministry of... Read More

Chaos at college gates

Parents of Papamoa College students are raising safety concerns about the traffic chaos they are experiencing when picking their children up from school. The front school gates are usually open, allowing parents to access a pick-up lane at the end of... Read More

Students launch their own rockets

Pupils at St. Mary's Catholic School were chuffed today when they had the opportunity to launch their own homemade rockets into the atmosphere. The ‘rockets' were plastic bottles, of course, and they only made it about 10 metres into... Read More

Children learn the importance of water

Tahatai Coast Primary School children are learning real-life skills like compassion and empathy in their latest hands on project where every drop counts. Five classes of Year 5 and 6 students took to the streets in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui to refund-raise... Read More

New classrooms for Bay schools

Three Bay of Plenty schools will get flash new classrooms after a $33 million school investment was announcement this week. The 2017 budget has provided around $30 million and a further $3 million will be invested in schools in the region, says associate... Read More

College has a crack at breaking records

Teeth brushing and marshmallow eating are two world records Otumoetai College is hoping to break this Thursday. The school will be trying to break two records involving year 9, 12 and 13 students in celebration of the end of the term. Each term the Creative... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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