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Secondary school students from around the Bay of Plenty are gearing up to launch environmental projects in their schools and communities. More than 60 students in Years 11 to 13 from schools around the region began planning projects as part of this year's...

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A Papamoa mother's campaign to curb Bay Hopper bus speeds is accelerating with the backing of Tauranga City Councillor Steve Morris. Sam Norton launched a Facebook page aimed at reducing bus speeds around the Dickson Road area after she noticed...

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Katikati Heritage Museum is holding a public meeting today to explain to Western Bay ratepayers its financial position – either it receives council funding or it closes. Katikati Heritage Museum manager Paula Gaelic and volunteers want Western Bay...

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The University of Waikato recorded a $9.4 million surplus in 2013 and has retained its status as a low-risk institution, the Tauranga business community was told at stakeholder breakfast. Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford spoke to around 50 business...

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A Papamoa mother is mounting a campaign to get Bay Hopper buses to reduce their speeds around the suburb's streets and nearby school. Each morning Sam Norton walks her children Lucas and Phoebe along Dickson Road to Papamoa Primary School. Papamoa...

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A renewable energy project aimed at increasing and sustaining student interest in science and mathematics is being launched at Mount Maunganui College. A recent $5000 donation from Orica allowed the college to purchase specialist equipment from Australia,...

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An international academic group will hold its first public meeting for Tauranga's newest private school, as extensive excavation works make swift progress. Academic Colleges Group will speak directly to interested parents tomorrow (April 9) about...

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The Equinox team from Tauranga Boys' College has won the 2014 Trustpower mashup competition with their project about saving power. Team members William Clelland, Duncan de Wet and Dominic Pattiere created a Power Save interface where homeowners...

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A new exhibition of 30 paintings created by five women migrants – and 20 from overseas artists – showing their attempt to heal from domestic violence is now open in Tauranga. Teary eyes, covered mouths, broken homes and graves leap out from...

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When University of Waikato lecturer Nadine Ballam has her PhD conferred next week she will be the first student to have studied entirely at the university in Tauranga from undergraduate level to doctor. Nadine began a Bachelor of Teaching in 2004 and...

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