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It's life in the internet fast lane for the thousands of Bay of Plenty students who have returned to school. Under the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative programmes a total of 55 schools throughout the region...

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As today marks the start of February, so too does it signal the beginning of another school year, as Kiwi kids around the country head back to the classrooms this week. This year a projected 61, 820 five-year-olds will begin their primary schooling for...

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A Kiwi living overseas who refused to repay his student loan has been arrested at the New Zealand border. This is the first time the sanction has been used. A person has been arrested at the New Zealand border after refusing to pay his student loan. File...

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Tauranga's Midge Munro has been awarded a bursary to attend the 2016 PMA Emerging Leaders Programme, to be held in Arizona, USA. This bursary has been supported by Horticulture Innovation Australia, PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited and Nuffield...

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Students planning to use Tauranga's Schoolhopper network in 2016 are reminded to check their bus routes online before they leave for their first day at school. Schoolhopper services will resume for the 2016 school year on Tuesday, February 2. The...

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UPDATED: Paige Tanner was up at 7am today – the earliest she's been up all holidays - to check her NCEA results. The 16-year-old Tauranga Girls' College student stayed up till after midnight last night waiting for them. Paige Tanner...

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Trainee teacher Courtney Tilby has a vision. “I want to ensure ever child in Ohlen will be in school.” It sounds like a simple vision, but the challenges are staggering. Ohlen is Ohlen Mataso, just outside of Port Vila in Vanuatu – one...

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It was the day the reading recovery teacher gulped and choked back the tears. “It was a wee bit emotional,” explains Dayle Sorrensen. A few of the older students at Merivale Primary had sought her out, given her a big hug and asked if she...

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Increasing training opportunities and career pathways for Bay of Plenty youth is one objective of a new post-secondary education leadership group. The Tertiary Intentions Strategy (TIS) implementation leadership group is an independent, regionally-owned...

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The University of Waikato has appointed American-born poet Steven Toussaint as its Writer in Residence for 2016. Steven says he intends to devote the year to completing his third book of poetry and is excited to start 2016 with a “quiet room, a...

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