Police on the hunt for new cops

Want to see what it's like to be a police officer? Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are holding a Recruitment information night at the EBOP REAP center on Pyne St Whakatane next month. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest... Read More

Rubbing shoulders with industry big-wigs

A Bay of Plenty building apprentice has given an outstanding performance at this years Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year. Ten national finalists took to their tools for a six-hour practical challenge where they were tasked... Read More

Climbers oppose Mount ban

A proposal in the draft Mauao management plan to remove climbers from the Maunga has resulted in a large number of climbers opposing the issue. The reason for removing climbers – the protection of a rare plant – was challenged by the climbing... Read More

Farm tales captivate young readers

Children were captivated as the author of the award-winning Tales From the Farm picture books, Jennifer Somervell, brought her country stories to life in drama with children at Golden Sands, Otamarakau and Brookfield Schools. “We had junior child-pigs... Read More

Silent film final for Baycourt

Tauranga will roll out the red carpet on November 22 for the 2017 International Youth Silent Film (IYSFF) New Zealand Regional Awards final. The competition, which challenges filmmakers, aged 20 and under, to create a three-minute silent film set to... Read More

Censured for carrying struggling child

A teacher who carried a struggling child to a school principal's office has been found guilty of misconduct despite being in a difficult position, the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal says. The tribunal's decision said the teacher intervened... Read More

Bay cheerleader set for world comp

Anna Grigson is undergoing grueling training in a bid to be the best. The 14-year old recently successfully defended her title as National Champion at the New Zealand Cheerleading Nationals and has been selected to represent New Zealand in three teams... Read More

MP speaks out on bullying

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is concerned by recent reports of bullying in the Bay of Plenty and wants to support students, parents and schools to address the issue. “It's been really disheartening for me to have the parents of kids who have... Read More

From bare feet to army boots

A little-known war story has inspired Toi Ohomai student, Mita Tahata, to make a short film which has been selected to screen at the Pollywood Pasifika Film Festival in Auckland this month. His documentary, Vaka 500, takes its name from the art exhibit... Read More

Athlete and teddy bear trek NZ

Multisport athlete and diabetes ambassador Emily Wilson will be running, cycling, kayaking and rafting down the length of New Zealand for Diabetes Action Month this November. Diabetes Action Month is an annual campaign to educate the public around diabetes... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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