Hundreds of complaints made about early childhood

Bad teachers, fraudulent record-keeping and biting children were among the 430 complaints the Education Ministry received about early childhood services... Read More

TGC student awarded Maori scholarship

New Zealand’s only scholarship to support Māori high school students to gain admission to top global universities has been awarded to five high... Read More

French Connection for Toi Ohomai

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and French university Angers have signed a cooperation agreement that will enable exchange programmes and further... Read More


Alex Garrett is celebrating his 70th year as a brass band player and he hasn’t taken a break in that entire time. “It has been my life,”... Read More

ACG Tauranga student pirouetting to the US

ACG Tauranga year 11 student Madeleine Limmer has been accepted to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts High School dance programme.   The... Read More

Police joint operation keeps Papamoa beach legal

In his haste to evade Police on Saturday, a quad bike owner left his fishing gear behind on Papamoa Beach. “He tried to give us the slip through... Read More

Food poisoning warning over Coromandel mussels

A warning has been issued after a spate of food poisoning from commercially grown Coromandel mussels. “The majority of people who have become... Read More

Toi Ohomai backs future female leaders

Today, Saturday June 22, more than 200 of Bay of Plenty’s brightest young female minds are converging on Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s... Read More

University of Waikato climbs international ranking

For the sixth year running, the University of Waikato has climbed up the QS World University Rankings and now sits at 266 out of 1,000 institutions worldwide.... Read More

Research says kiwis support legal abortion

Family Planning welcomes new research from the University of Auckland which says New Zealanders are supportive of the right to legal abortion. Chief... Read More

Native plants planted in Oropi School’s gully

More than 400 native plants have been donated to Oropi School and on Tuesday June 18, each pupil got the opportunity to plant a plant in the school’s... Read More

Parents and schools voices shut out on donations

At midnight tonight submissions will close on the Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill with a lot of parents and schools not having their chance... Read More

Magical Night at Lantern Festival

“It was a magical night,” says Elysia Gibb, who sent in photos of her school’s event. The Lantern Festival at Tauranga’s Waldorf... Read More

Law firm builds bikes

On Friday evening, the team from Holland Beckett Law decided to do something a little different at their annual midyear staff function. “It involves... Read More

The people project

Three years ago Amie Marchant wouldn't say 'boo' to a mouse. Now she is performing in school productions, giving speeches to hundreds of people... Read More