From Whakatane to Arizona, via Waikato

Whakatane girl Devon Seymour is a long way from home. Currently on an exchange programme at Arizona State University as part of her graduate studies at the University of Waikato, Devon took her own advice and got comfortable with being uncomfortable....... Read More

Williamson and Burling to share supreme award

Tauranga’s sporting royalty will be honoured at the 60th anniversary of Tauranga Boys’ College over Labour Weekend. Black Caps captain and world class batsman Kane Williamson will jointly receive the Old Boy of the Decade award, along with...... Read More

Community event backing Golden Sands School

One of Papamoa’s favourite community events is returning for another year, promising an even bigger and better day for the whole family. The Golden Sands School Fun Run, Walk and Festival is returning for its third year on Saturday, November...... Read More

Teaching borders official skill shortage list

The government is considering fast-tracking work visas for foreign teachers by recognising teaching as an official skill shortage area. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment said preliminary reports showed "moderate evidence"...... Read More

Te Puke youth trust under threat

A charitable trust working to support Te Puke youth may have to close its doors if it can’t make its rent payment this month. The Vector Group Charitable Trust, led by Steve and Tracey Fawcett, has been operating in the town since early 2017,...... Read More

Lights, camera, action!

International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) NZ project coordinator Jannine Bishop is delighted that actor and director David de Lautour is one of the celebrity judges for this year’s 2018 NZ National Awards Final.  More than thirty...... Read More

ACG Tauranga: Growing a sporting culture

When Thea Kilian started as ACG Tauranga principal last term, she asked around to find out how people perceived the school. The same messages kept coming through.    Great teaching. A personal education. Family feel. “There wasn’t...... Read More

Assault law needs changing, says principal

The assault laws need changing to protect teachers acting in good faith, says the President of the Tai Tokerau Principals association. Pat Newman says the case of a principal who was investigated by the police for three months for restraining a boy...... Read More

Remembering the class of ’57

When Tauranga Girls’ College celebrates its 60th anniversary this Labour Weekend, there will be a small group of women quietly celebrating 61 years since they attended the school. Te Puke’s Trish Simpson (nee Boyle) is one of about 160...... Read More

Cultural art works breathe life into campus

In the short space of a year, the landscape of Tauranga’s CBD has change dramatically. The University of Waikato’s new Tauranga Campus is gradually revealing itself and, over the coming months, progress will be on the interior fit out....... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely