Arataki gingerbread man on the run

It's the mystery on the lips of every student and teacher at Arataki School, what has happened to the gingerbread man. The students have run, run, as fast as they can, but it seems they just can't catch the gingerbread man. Erin Cartwright,... Read More

Local kids, big hearts, and adventure

Cities turned to rubble, people destitute, starving, trapped and scrounging for shelter and safety. And it's not just the adults, but children too. It was the story of children in Iraq that tugged at the heartstrings of these local Bay of Plenty... Read More

Student wins $10,000 scholarship

A new major prize was awarded for the first time at the Tauranga Boys' College prize giving on Tuesday night, with student Jimi Kameta receiving a $10,000 scholarship through the Acorn Foundation. The Acorn Foundation Cashmore Family two-year scholarship... Read More

Youth leading discussions on cycle plan

Young cycle enthusiasts from around the region have been honoured today for their contribution to the Tauranga City Council Cycle Plan. Around 80 students, parents and teachers from nine schools around the district packed out the council chambers this... Read More

Pivot exhibition will turn heads

Graduating students of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's Bachelor of Creative Industries degree will be putting their final body of work on display this Friday and Saturday. The exhibition, called ‘Pivot', will feature varied works... Read More

Experts take water message to schools

Western Bay of Plenty District Council's utilities team was in the thick of the action at the Hands on Water Expo, where 200 school children got to grips with the importance of waterways and doing their bit to keep them healthy. The expo, on farmland... Read More

Papamoa students top up foodbank

Papamoa College students have helped out the Tauranga Community Foodbank in the lead up to Christmas, donating items to the charity as part of their final mufti day of the year. Papamoa College teacher Kylie Price says the school's foodbank appeal... Read More

University appoints new science chair

The University of Waikato has appointed a new Bay of Plenty Regional Council chair in lake and freshwater science. Dr Troy Baisden takes up the professorship today, leaving his current position at GNS Science. “My particular interest is to provide... Read More

$1m boost for university

A key part of the revitalisation of Tauranga's CBD reached another milestone this week, with the first payment made from Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Regional Infrastructure Fund to the University of Waikato. The payment, of more than... Read More

Research to solve antibiotic resistance

A University of Otago PhD student is doing his bit to curb antibiotic resistance and subsequently reduce the threat of infectious disease among Maori communities. Opotiki-born, Howard Maxwell, has just been awarded a Maori Health Research PhD Scholarship... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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