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A total of 55 finalists have been named in the 2014 Western Bay of Plenty Young Innovator Awards. Finalists were selected from more than 100 entries, with the majority of applicants coming from secondary school students. Established in 2010 by economic...

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The prospect of a new, purpose-built shared tertiary campus is one step closer with TECT funding $15million to expand tertiary education in Tauranga. The funding joins $15m of funding from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council through its Regional Infrastructure...

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Prime Minster John Key will meet Papamoa school students before opening a nearby retirement village in a whistle-stop visit to Tauranga City. Arriving in Tauranga tomorrow morning, John Key will visit several organisations including Tui Garden Supplies...

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It was spaghetti on toast for more than 300 pupils at Arataki Primary School this morning as the Kick Start Club officially launched its breakfast programme. The club is a spin-off to the government-funded KickStart initiative that provides children in...

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Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is an unofficial world record holder after breaking the previous record for the simultaneous dipping of toasted bread soldiers into eggs today. Staff and students at the Windermere campus lined the tables at lunchtime and managed...

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A 116-year-old classroom from Otumoetai Primary School has arrived at its new temporary home at Historic Village. Tauranga City Council property manager Anthony Averill says the historic classroom was removed from the school overnight and transported...

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A former Whakatane teacher caught sending texts of an intimate nature to a 10-year-old girl has had his registration cancelled and has been censured for serious misconduct. The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal also declined Bart de Jong's appeal to...

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Teachers at Gate Pa Preschool are reluctant to display further yarn bombing creations after their centre-piece was stolen a second time from just outside the gate. Children, parents and teachers have dressed the entrance to the preschool at 1132 Cameron...

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Students from nine Western Bay of Plenty high schools have this week received their graduation certificates as part of the annual Dale Carnegie Youth Scholarships initiative run by the Acorn Foundation. Mary McGowan with Dale Carnegie Youth Scholarship...

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Young pupils got a chilly lesson in aviation this morning when the donned Birdman creations and took to flight off Sailsbury Wharf. As an exciting end of term event, the Year 5 and 6 students from Mount Maunganui Primary school created their own flying...

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Sunset from Maketu. By Morris Shaxon.
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