New school proposed for Western Bay

A new secondary school is on the table for the Western Bay of Plenty. A petition supported by more than 2000 locals shows support for the new secondary school to be built west of the Wairoa River. “On Monday, the petition was tabled in Parliament...... Read More

New post-grad diploma on offer at Toi Ohomai

A new partnership in the Bay of Plenty aims to provide a pathway for higher level learning students to access Toi Ohomai’s Postgraduate Diploma in Management. Subject to NZQA approval, the agreement, signed by New Zealand Management Academies...... Read More

Schools upset by St Kents’ action

Tauranga Boys’ College Principal Robert Mangan is supportive of the move by Auckland schools to kick St Kentigern College’s First XV into touch. The private Auckland school has been isolated by a group of leading schools in the 1A First...... Read More

Another crop of young fruit growers

The hunt is on once more for the Bay’s best young fruit growers. To be eligible for the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower competition, entrants must be under 30 and employed full time in the fruit industry for three years. Andrew Dawson, of the...... Read More

Fortnite used as educational tool in Te Puke

Popular online game Fortnite is being used to teach Te Puke High School business students. The school is currently hosting an Esport tournament with $3000 worth in prizes up for grabs. The Fortnite competition has dozens of year 9 and 10 students...... Read More

Educator shocked by students’ poor science results

Teachers lack the confidence and resources to deliver meaningful science lessons, an expert says. A leading science educator is shocked by a study that shows just 20 percent of children in their final year of primary and intermediate schooling are...... Read More

New Tauranga campus coming to life

The carpet is being laid and tradies are now working on the interior of the University of Waikato’s new Tauranga campus. And while others will lay down their tools for Christmas, work will continue on the university site for the opening early...... Read More

US Ambassador visits Tauranga Intermediate School

US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Scott Brown paid a visit to Tauranga Intermediate School earlier this morning. The students put on performances including performances from the Kapa Haka group, Hip Hop group, and school rock band. Scott has...... Read More

Tapping talent market

Youth unemployment rates in New Zealand aren’t pretty. More than 11 per cent of 15 to 19-year-olds are unemployed – figures that cost the government, and you the taxpayer, $345 million a year. One of them was Josh Callander, who at 14...... Read More

Double scholarship success

Two Western Bay students are the first recipients of the Waitaha-A-Hei/University of Waikato Scholarships, worth $14,500 each. Te Puke High School’s Travis Moke and Shyanne Erueti from Tauranga Girls’ College are the first in their respective...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week