MP: ‘Engage with community over buses’

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is calling on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to actively engage with community concerns regarding proposed changes to Tauranga school bus services. He says a number of families have been in contact with his office to... Read More

Tributes flow for former headmaster

He lived through two World Wars, the 1918 'flu epidemic and the Great Depression before inspiring a generation of Tauranga schoolboys. Tributes continue to flow after the remarkable life of Garth Sim ended over the weekend, well on the way to his... Read More

Tauranga teen wins music comp

A song inspired by a girl on a bus won the Bay of Plenty Smokefreerockquest solo-duo title for 16-year-old Fletcher Oxford at Otumoetai College on Sunday. The Tauranga Boys' College student won with his vocals and guitar, but he also plays piano... Read More

Funding to develop Bay of Plenty youth

The Katikati Resource Centre and Maketu Health and Social Services are two of seven youth sector organisations around the country to receive a share of $71,000 in government funding. Making the announcement on Saturday, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says... Read More

Angry response to school bus plans

Angry parents are promising the Bay of Plenty Regional Council a fight over plans to remove the school buses next July and instead place students on the commuter Hopper buses. A mother of Tauranga Intermediate pupils says instead of her children embarking... Read More

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation

More than 200 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi graduands will receive their degrees and certificates during a formal graduation ceremony in Whakatāne this Friday. The graduands are from the more than 1300 students from throughout Aotearoa who will... Read More

Toi Ohomai’s first open day

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is hosting the first open day under its new name this Friday. Visitors from high schools and the general public will get to tour the Windermere campus and find out more about courses and student life. Prospective students... Read More

Youth programme making a difference

Te Puke High School's CACTUS programme is back for another year, helping students achieve their potential through exercise. CACTUS – or Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit Support – has been running at the school for several... Read More

Young musos turning out for competition

Every band needs a name, and ‘Trouser Men' and ‘Minnie and the Lads' are just a couple of inventive titles from Bay of Plenty high school bands entered in this year's Smokefreerockquest heats. The bands and solo-duos will... Read More

Let's make NZ bullying-free

If we want to make New Zealand a bully-free country then we are all going to have to work together. Ahead of Bullying-Free NZ Week which takes place across the country from May 22-26,  the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group launched a new website... Read More

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