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The first batch of Tauranga students have made it to their school's first day with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Schoolhopper bus network officially launched. The new bus service picked up students on 20 of the 46 routes across the...

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Lead by example is the message police want parents and caregivers to listen to as thousands of children return to school this week. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says children can be unpredictable when it comes...

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Clear blue skies overlooking the golden sands of Mount Maunganui's main beach and Mauao. What's more quintessential to Tauranga than that?   The Mobile library's new look. Photo: Tracy Hardy.   Nothing, if you ask the designer...

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While parents ensure uniforms are neatly ironed and all stationery is labelled, Tauranga's first independent school is keeping just as busy as it prepares to open its doors to students for the very first time. ACG Tauranga, a private school to be...

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Getting ready for the first day of school is not just limited to hundreds of Tauranga students this year, with Bay of Plenty Regional Council preparing to launch the Schoolhopper bus network. The new service replaces many of the Ministry of Education's...

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A Tauranga principal is backing calls for the government to fund school swimming pools as the absence continues to restrict lower decile schools' ability to develop vital skills among children. The cheerful sound of children splashing in the school...

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The voyaging waka Hine Moana is to be lifted out of the water at Hutcheson's boat yard and repaired and refurbished for a new life operating semi-commercially out of Auckland. The waka, one of a fleet of seven, has been bought by a trust asociated...

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Along with preparing for student loans and life away from home, Bay of Plenty students heading off to university or other tertiary studies are being reminded to check their immunisations are up to date. And the message from the professionals is it's...

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Tauranga City library users may have a double take the next time they see the mobile library bus, as its first repaint writes the next chapter in its existence. From today until January 26 the mobile library bus is off the road as it's being repainted...

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Bay of Plenty teenagers are among thousands across the country waiting by their laptops to see if their exam efforts have paid dividends. New Zealand Qualifications Authority released NCEA results this morning for more than 163,000 students nationwide...

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