Local designer wins bronze

A Tauranga designer has won bronze for his first ever lighting product. Maker Furniture's Mat Macmillan was recognised in the Lighting category of the recent Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards. Mat's design, ‘iO Lighting',... Read More

Education Bill passes third reading

The passing of the Education Legislation Bill will provide better flexibility for parents, students, school boards and early childhood education providers, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Passing its third and final reading in Parliament on Thursday,... Read More

School’s in at Katikati

Hundreds of people are expected in Katikati this weekend to relive their childhoods as the local college celebrates five decades in operation and 150 years of education in town. Organiser Steve Graveson is expecting 400 past students to attend a nostalgia... Read More

Young Bay cricket superstars wanted

The New Zealand Cricket Superstars Cricket Academy, administered locally by the Western Bay of Plenty Cricket Association, is set to expand to six venues in the current cricket season. Western Bay of Plenty Superstars Cricket Academy introduces cricket... Read More

Safer boating funding boost

A series of workshops that aim to improve Bay boaties' knowledge around safer boating practices have been awarded Maritime New Zealand grants. In the single largest grant made, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council received $62,000 out of a total... Read More

Third medical school for NZ

The Bay of Plenty and Lakes district health boards are set to benefit from a third medical school at the University of Waikato. The newly-proposed Waikato Medical School will be a community-engaged, graduate entry medical school based in the Waikato... Read More

Supermoon tonight

Step outside tonight and take a look at that big full moon. Not only is the moon full, but close to the horizon it will appear even bigger than usual. That's because it is closer. Tonight's full moon is a supermoon, a full moon occurring... Read More

$9M Edgecumbe College redevelopment

Around $9 million will be invested in the redevelopment of Edgecumbe College in the Bay of Plenty. “This project will involve demolishing and rebuilding three existing classroom blocks and an administration building,” says Education Minister... Read More

Campus design confirmed

The look of the Tauranga CBD university campus has been approved by the three funders; Tauranga City Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust. The design concept is also approved by the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable... Read More

New Polytech brand launched

The new name and branding for Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has been revealed this morning at a special ceremony. The new tertiary institute will be known as Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Hundreds of invited guests gathered at Mokoia Campus... Read More

Opinion Poll

Only 38 per cent of electors returned their voting forms in the council elections, did you vote?

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