Tauranga director to screen doco

The New Zealand International Film Festival is making its way to Tauranga. One of the films being shown has been directed by Tauranga Boys’ College old boy Eryn Wilson. Eryn grew up in Papamoa and went to St Mary’s Primary School where,...... Read More

Rotorua community receives OneChance grants

A $25,000 grant for youth programme OneChance New Zealand was among more than $370,000 granted to the Rotorua community by The Southern Trust. OneChance NZ manager Alan Tane Solomon says $5,000 will assist with a salary with the remaining $20,000 going...... Read More

Razor to head: Mr T says goodbye to his long locks

One of the “hairiest” members of the Pongakawa School teaching staff will be saying goodbye to his locks. Joseph Thomas is sacrificing his hair and beard on Monday, as he raises money and awareness for the work of CanTeen. Joseph says...... Read More

Tauriko School to celebrate 100 years

Tauriko School is gearing up to celebrate 100 years of learning in the Tauriko/Lakes community. 100 years ago in 1918, Tauriko School opened with just 15 students. Today, the roll has increased with numbers closed to 330 students. With its beginnings...... Read More

Teachers strike: What you need to know

Teachers are preparing for a full-day strike for the first time in 24 years over a pay rise and a bid for smaller class sizes. Here's all you need to know about the strike. What's happening? Primary and intermediate school teachers who are...... Read More

Bay of Plenty teachers gear up for strike action

Bay of Plenty primary school teachers are the next to be hitting the streets, demanding better pay and improved working conditions. The strike follows a vote, which was backed by both teachers and principals, to take full-day strike action instead...... Read More

Arataki Kindergarten unveil winning mural

Arataki Kindergarten in Mount Maunganui has won the Early Childhood Centre category of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Wall Worthy Competition for 2018. As part of winning the competition, the kindergarten got to unveil the completion of their award-winning...... Read More

Politicians gain insight on Kiwi Can programme

National MP Nikki Kaye’s tour of Tauranga had her visiting different schools with Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. They talked with teachers and principals about all sorts of different issues but one discussion in particular was about the Graeme...... Read More

New bike donated after last one got stolen

Cyperez Tata is an 11-year-old promising young rugby player from Brookfield School. He is the captain of his under 11 rugby team and rides his bike to and from school and rugby training. On Tuesday last week, his brand new bike got stolen from outside...... Read More

National finals beckon for schools chess champs

Top chess exponents from three Bay of Plenty schools have booked an engagement at the national finals following the regional interschool qualifying tournament. The event, organised by Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club with help from Tauranga RSA Chess...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.