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Political tensions among Bay of Plenty candidates are flaring after heated discussions on raced-based politics at a meet-the-candidates event at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. BOP Conservative Party candidate Deborah Cunliffe was labelled “Queen Victoria...

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The NZ Independent Coalition will implement a zero-fees model at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology if elected in the upcoming election. The pledge was made by leader Brendan Horan while speaking at a student forum held...

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Mount Maunganui Primary School pupils are pushing for road safety by taking to the airwaves with children's voiced radio advertisements.Mount Maunganui Primary School pupils Jack Kelly, 11, Taylor Newton-Pratt, 10, and Joshua Benge, 10, before recording...

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Free iPads and laptops is what Labour leader David Cunliffe is promising to Merivale School pupils if the party is elected on September 20. The party leader made the pledge to the decile one school's senior pupils during a day-long visit to Tauranga...

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An impressive student from Aquinas College with a record of service to school and community has been recognised as the winner of the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award. Adam van Leeuwen was named as the winner of the award jointly run by Trustpower...

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Three Mount Maunganui College students are enjoying their most successful bid at winning the Smokefreerockquest yet after being named in the competition's top nine finalists for the first time in five years. Rory Priest, Cormac Seymour and Jake...

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Mount Maunganui Primary School pupils' hearty approach to fundraising has secured almost $300 for Bay of Plenty children and families suffering heart problems. The pupils today collected $285 in gold coin donations as part of the Heart Kids Awareness...

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NZ First's election policy to automatically register every New Zealand-born baby with a KiwiSaver account and a $1000 kickstart from the Government is receiving mixed reviews. NZ First leader Winston Peters announced the policy at his party's...

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Simon Bridges went back to school this week when he popped into the Western Bay of Plenty Trades Academy to check up on the progress of this year's first intake of secondary school students. The Trades Academy, hosted by Bay of Plenty Polytechnic,...

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A veritable feast of career and training options are on display at the annual Tauranga Careers and Business Expo today at ASB Arena, Baypark. The expo – in its second and final day today from 9.30am-3.30pm – is hosted by Priority One and the...

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Camellia flower. By Rebecca Parkes, 8, from Matua School.
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