Primary and intermediate principals accept pay

Primary and intermediate school principals have settled their long-running pay dispute with the Education Ministry. Educational Institute members have... Read More

Kindergarten Sunflower project prepares to bloom

A staggering 13,024 kindergarten tots around New Zealand will become little green thumbs and showcase their gardening knowhow by competing with other... Read More

Building a brighter future for kids with dyslexia

A Tauranga building business is helping to lay the foundation for success for adolescents with dyslexia by sponsoring students suffering from the learning... Read More

Fractions, decimals and Captain Cook

  Rosalie Crawford was being flippant, but in jokes can lie truth.   Rosalie mused that if Katherine Mansfield had schooled at the tiny... Read More

Information Slam for local writers

The Bay of Plenty Children’s Literature Association’s annual seminar ‘Bookrapt’ is taking on a whole new look this year. Promoted... Read More

The precious kauri trees of the Kaimai Ranges

A structure of wooden planks, used in the 1900s to gather and unleash water to ‘drive’ kauri logs down Western Bay of Plenty hills to sawmills,... Read More

Let’s make Kaiate Falls swimmable again

Kaiate Falls is going to be receiving a lot of love and care, as volunteers gather today to plant hundreds of native trees and plants. The ‘Let’s... Read More

What‘s on - drumming, family history and the 80s

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today’s weather forecast includes cloud increasing with a chance of a shower or two. Rain will be developing... Read More

Mud glorious mud!

It was mud glorious mud today and lots of it. Only 20 minutes’ drive north of Tauranga, at the Pahoia Domain, mud reigned, just waiting to be... Read More

Quietly growing the chorus of female angels

Popular culture paints angels as female, the Bible as blokes. Either or, Nina Le Lievre, the new archangel or CEO of Enterprise Angels, the group that... Read More

They‘re turning heads

Puran Singh hasn’t had a haircut for 48 years – in fact he’s never had a haircut. “Never, never, never in my life” insists... Read More

2019 Tauranga Arts Festival launched

Tauranga Arts Festival launched its 2019 programme on Thursday evening in front of an audience of over 500 people in the Addison Theatre at the Baycourt... Read More

BOP bands rock it out in Rockshop Bandquest

From Auckland to Dunedin, students are ready to take the stage with over 200 school bands lined up for this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide... Read More

Finding the Bay’s best school chess teams

The Bay’s best school chess players will be making moves this week as they take part in the regional school chess events. The New Zealand chess... Read More

Muller: ‘Lack of school build urgency’ in Omokoroa

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is annoyed at the lack of urgency and delays in acquiring land and building a new school in Omokoroa. A petition for a... Read More