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An organisation which provides specially trained assistance dogs to enrich the lives of adults and children with multiple disabilities is being sponsored by Tauranga's newest school. Students at ACG Tauranga have chosen Assistance Dogs New Zealand...

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An $8.1 million cash injection into Papamoa's education system is set to boost two school rolls by more than 400 students in the coming years. In a pre-budget speech today, Prime Minister John Key announced that Golden Sands School and Papamoa College...

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Two Papamoa schools are in line to expand their facilities and classrooms after gaining a slice of a $244 million pre-budget promise. In a pre-budget speech today, Prime Minister John Key announced that Golden Sands School and Papamoa College are part...

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A Bay of Plenty Polytechnic student has won first prize in the Enspire Youth Video Challenge awards, and landed a $2000 project grant in the process. Rebekah Richards' video, titled ‘There's a Problem in our Backyard', secured...

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While most teenagers were enjoying their school holidays on the couch playing Xbox, seven young college boys and one school girl spent two days learning the intricacies of refereeing rugby when they joined the Bay of Plenty Rugby Junior Referee Academy.  Upon...

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An “exciting” new training consortium to encourage young Maori and Pasifika to become qualified in trades has been rolled out in the Bay of Plenty this week. It aims to bring together education expertise, student support and employment prospects,...

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Self-belief amongst staff and students has been the key to Western Bay of Plenty schools continuing to surpass national averages in NCEA certificate levels, according to a local principal. New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) results show six Western...

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He might be one of the youngest members of the Scholars Pro Musica Chamber Choir, but that certainly doesn't phase 16-year-old Taylor Moffat. In-fact he's relishing the opportunity to perform with a hugely regarded choir and to be rubbing...

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John Paul College are the new Bay of Plenty Enviro Challenge champions for 2015, after narrowly edging out a brilliant effort from Papamoa College and Aquinas College. The Enviro Challenge was hosted by 2014 champions Katikati College on Wednesday. John...

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The hustle and bustle of city life might be in her blood, but for Natasha Greatorex, a rural setting like that of Whakamarama School is where her heart well and truly lies. This week Natasha slid her feet under the principal's desk at the rural...

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