Pedal power in Papamoa

Bicycles may outnumber cars in central Papamoa on Sunday as up to 500 cyclists come out for the annual Pedal Papamoa event. The free family-friendly ride leaves from the Papamoa Plaza at 10am and will follow the off-road stormwater trail to Evans Rd. There... Read More

Tick for New Zealand’s future

If you would like to have your say, now is the time to head to your nearest voting station. Today is Election Day, the last day to vote for the party that you think should represent our country. If you haven't voted already, there will be plenty... Read More

Future secured from playing hockey

Ngahuia Muru's dream to become a nurse will become a reality next year, thanks to a new Wintec scholarship. The young Maori female achiever from Whakatane will study a Bachelor of Nursing as the first recipient of the Wintec Midlands Hockey Scholarship. Last... Read More

Rural school gets new tech

Pyes Pa School pupils will be well-prepared for a future filled with technological changes, thanks to the assistance of TECT. The local community trust has made a significant contribution towards the purchase of new iPads and Chromebooks for the country... Read More

Digital learning for schools

The Ministry of Education are introducing a new initiative which will see a strengthening of digital technology learning areas in the curriculum.  MOE are proposing two new knowledge areas to be implemented into the Hangarau and technology learning... Read More

Cerebral palsy no barrier for Mark

  When Mark Wilson was younger his parents were told he'd never walk or talk. Born with cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects around 7000 New Zealanders, Mark has had to overcome more than most. He's had to endure high school bullies,... Read More

Lego fans celebrate in Te Puke

Lego fans young and old descended on Fairhaven School in Te Puke on Saturday, where elaborate Lego creations and collections were displayed by the Hamilton Lego Users Group for the first time in the Bay of Plenty. Te Puke's own Brick Kids Lego... Read More

Wired for the future

Robots are the way of the future and four students are getting into the nuts and bolts of it all for the national Vex Robotics competition. Around 12 weeks ago Tauranga Boys' College started up a robotics club for students to have fun and learn... Read More

Mount Maunganui teacher digital expert

A Mount Maunganui teacher has been recognised as a digital expert. Sandy Bornholdt from Mount Manganui's Te Kura o Matapihi has been recognised as the country's top digital teacher, winning the prestigious NEXT Expert Teacher Award at The... Read More

Sausage sizzles are sooo yesterday

How many cooks is too many cooks?  How many cooks does it take to spoil the broth, the creamy potato and leek soup or the country pumpkin soup that'll be on offer at a pop-up restaurant in Greerton next week? ‘The Ruapehu' will... Read More



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The Sun going down over the water @ Sulphur Point. Photo: Casey Fredericks.

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