Wired for the future

Robots are the way of the future and four students are getting into the nuts and bolts of it all for the national Vex Robotics competition. Around 12 weeks ago Tauranga Boys' College started up a robotics club for students to have fun and learn... Read More

Mount Maunganui teacher digital expert

A Mount Maunganui teacher has been recognised as a digital expert. Sandy Bornholdt from Mount Manganui's Te Kura o Matapihi has been recognised as the country's top digital teacher, winning the prestigious NEXT Expert Teacher Award at The... Read More

Sausage sizzles are sooo yesterday

How many cooks is too many cooks?  How many cooks does it take to spoil the broth, the creamy potato and leek soup or the country pumpkin soup that'll be on offer at a pop-up restaurant in Greerton next week? ‘The Ruapehu' will... Read More

Gate Pa school up for Cycle award

Gate Pa School is a finalist in the 2017 Bike to the Future Awards for the establishment of a community cycleway on school grounds. The awards are organised by the New Zealand Transport Agency and Cycling Action Network to celebrate people and projects... Read More

Open days on Te Tumu this week

Open days are being held at the Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club this week discussing the proposed new housing development at Te Tumu. The public is invited to learn more about Te Tumu and share thoughts about the proposed development during open days on... Read More

Principal shuts down rumour mill

The principal of Pukehina School is reminding the public, once again, they will not be closing down. Pukehina School principal Roger Reid says recent rumours surrounding the school's closure is having a detrimental impact on their school's... Read More

Schools celebrate singing

The Tauranga Primary School's Music Festival has brought primary schools from around the city to perform at Baycourt this week. The event, which has been running since 1956, was formed by a group of teachers who wanted to ensure that Tauranga children... Read More

Labour outlines ‘100 Day Plan’

Labour is promising to take ‘urgent action' in its first 100 days in office if elected, with leader Jacinda Ardern outlining the party's priorities. These include expanding support for families and students, making rental homes warm... Read More

Students gain experience with carwash

Students from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology have been gaining valuable real-world experience running their own ‘dry' carwash at Bayfair. The students are part of Toi Ohomai's ‘Skills for Living' programme, which helps... Read More

Secrets of Election 2017

Political scientists Dame Margaret Clark and Dr Jon Johansson will examine the 2017 election campaign for the third lecture in the new University of Waikato Tauranga public lecture series.   In ‘Election 2017: Change is on the way - ready... Read More



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