Toi Ohomai welcomes Vocational Reform proposals

Toi Ohomai has welcomed many of the proposed changes announced this week as part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education. Minister Chris Hipkins has proposed all 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics merge under a single entity...... Read More

On a pathway to success

Three students have landed the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills with the assistance of a scholarship. The Omokoroa Lions Club recently awarded their annual tertiary scholarships to students from the Omokoroa area who have had...... Read More

Major polytech merger including Toi Ohomai

  Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is just one of the 16 New Zealand Industry Training Providers that will merge into a single entity under a massive overhaul of the industry.   With the polytechnics and technical institutes facing what...... Read More

Basketball involvement surges in secondary schools

Basketball has overtaken rugby as the second-highest participated secondary school sport in New Zealand behind netball. Figures from the recently released School Sport New Zealand Census show 26,481 secondary school students played for a basketball...... Read More

Breaking down science stereotypes

  If you ask a class of primary school children to draw a picture of a scientist, often they will draw a man in a white lab coat.   But, there are many New Zealand women scientists trying to break down that stereotype. Among them is House...... Read More

Promoting organic growing in Tauranga

A primary industries gathering showcasing organics, created a buzz at the Toi Ohomai Windermere Campus. Guest speakers and stall holders attended the event, as well as people from the organic industry who were interested to know more on Tuesday. Group...... Read More

Toxic mould closes down school’s building

The Principal of Tahatai Coast School in Papamoa has been in an urgent talks with Ministry of Education officials, after an unacceptable level of mould was discovered in the administration block. The block has been vacated and relocated to the school...... Read More

Rural school nurtures across the generations

They signed the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 that formally ended World War One. And 100 years ago, they also rang a school bell for the first time at number 659, seven kilometres up Rangiuru Road, and ten kilometres south-east of Te Puke.  School...... Read More

When two heads are better than one

The first day of school can be a scary prospect for any student; the first day of university can be just as daunting. But for Anaru Palmer and Leah Owen, departing head prefects of Tauranga Boys’ and Tauranga Girls’ colleges, there’ll...... Read More

Young people over represented in fatal crash stats

  A total of 88 young people aged 15-24 died on New Zealand roads in 2018.   Last year is being described as a tragic year, with 379 people losing their lives on our roads, up 16 per cent compared to 2016 and up nearly 30 percent overall...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?