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University of Waikato and Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students can become entrepreneurs this summer. Start-Up Waikato and Project Ignite will run in Hamilton and Tauranga, respectively, to help students get their business or project ideas off the...

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“Positive and strong performance”. This is how judge Cate Prestidge describes Tauranga Girls' College's 2016 Stage Challenge entry. Announced recently, the college placed second in the national finals with their performance ‘Sacred...

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New Inland Revenue Department figures show a massive milestone has been achieved – but don't expect a party in celebration. According to the figures released by the IRD, the amount owed in defaulted loan payments by Kiwis living at home and...

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Government funding is failing to keep pace with the real cost of education, leading to cuts in essential resourcing for children's learning, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green in Rotorua. Speaking to about 400 educators as the NZEI annual...

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Children as young as five years old and high numbers of teenagers are going to optometrists with eye damage as a result of heavy digital device use. A nationwide survey of New Zealand optometrists finds that 87 per cent of them are concerned about the...

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If the children are starting to get itchy feet already, the library may be the best place to take them for caregivers who may need a little break. With great events scheduled at the Greerton, Tauranga, Papamoa and Mount Maunganui libraries, there's...

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It's hard to know who would be more chuffed. The noted ornithologist, who gave his name to a cute but very pongy grey fluff ball in a burrow on Mauao, or the fluff ball itself. ‘Hugh' the grey petrel is named after the late bird man...

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The recent rounds of Max e Grants close this Friday, and OfficeMax is offering grants of up to $5000 to children in disadvantaged situations. One in 10 Kiwi kids are going without life's necessities and living at the hardest end of poverty. With...

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Two Tauranga schools are looking at ignoring national exam results for level one maths, saying they will instead use internal assessments for placing students next year. The call comes from both Tauranga Boys' College and Otumoetai College, who...

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The clouds came down, the fireworks went up, Harry the Shitzu cross scarpered out of fear and Facebook went “vicious.” It wasn't the outcome Bethlehem College expected to its movie and fireworks night on Friday. A $1000 reward is being...

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