Rap raises importance of talking about bullying

A rap song from two students at Tarawera High School in Kawerau has taken top honours in the performance category of the Bullying Free NZ week competition. The competition was part of Bullying-Free New Zealand Week, which was held in mid-May. As part...... Read More

Tauranga school appoints new principal

  Independent school ACG Tauranga in Pyes Pa is delighted to announce the appointment of Thea Kilian as Principal from 1 August 2018. Thea replaces Shawn Hutchinson who will stay within the ACG family of schools as principal of ACG School Jakarta...... Read More

EOL’s weather balloon launch breaks NZ record

A record has been broken at EOL’s recent sub-orbital space weather balloon launch. The launch, which involved students from Otumoetai and Mount Maunganui colleges, saw two balloons being released from a site near Ohaupo. Of the two balloons...... Read More

A battle of books for Bay students

Tahatai Coast School has come out victorious in the Tauranga City Library Inter-School Book quiz. The competition, which is now in its second year, brings together year five and six students from four Tauranga schools – Arataki Primary School,...... Read More

Mothers fit for business

Tauranga women are some of the first to have graduated from a new programme run by Te Tuinga Whanau. Whare 4 Whanau Warrant of Fitness, a 12-week programme, is centred on providing a range of life skills and support to women in emergency housing. About...... Read More

Principals call for teacher-only NCEA day

The Secondary Principals Association wants the government to close schools for a day so teachers can make submissions on the review of the NCEA qualification. The association's president, Mike Williams, said teachers and principals felt disrespected...... Read More

Surfers take on board new skills

While Ricardo Christie was in South Africa this weekend, surfing his way to a fifth place finish at the Ballito Pro elevating him ninth overall on the World Surf League World Qualifying Series, New Zealand’s next batch of surfing talent were busy...... Read More

Te Puke High School in lockdown

UPDATED 2.05PM: Two schools have gone into lockdown after alleged threats.  Police are at both Te Puke High School in the Bay of Plenty and at Hillcrest High School in Hamilton.  A police spokesperson said officers were called...... Read More

Student loan borrowing limit to be extended

The Coalition Government will extend the current student loan borrowing limit for those students in long undergraduate programmes, such as medicine, from the start of 2019, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. Currently, following a decision...... Read More

A mixed bag of economic confidence in the Bay

If you’re not feeling financially well-off at the moment you’re not alone. A survey of household economic confidence in the Bay of Plenty shows that while we are optimistic about our regional economy, we’re not so confident about...... Read More

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