Tauranga's 'fearless advocate' honoured

A fearless advocate for children, the community and education is the latest recipient of a trophy created in honour of a tireless worker for social justice. Merivale School principal and new Labour candidate Jan Tinetti is the latest recipient of the... Read More

Pregnancy app to be piloted in Waikato

A team from the University of Waikato's School of Psychology have develop an app designed to provide information and support for pregnant women The ‘Positively Pregnant' app includes tools for self-assessment, taking inventory of the... Read More

Strong intake for 2017 rugby academy

Over Waitangi weekend the 2017 Bay of Plenty Rugby Academy assembled for the first time at the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union. The gathering at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance set the precedent for the upcoming season. Over two... Read More

New $8.5M campus addition unveiled

Te Ara o Mauao – the Path of Mauao – is the name of the new state-of-the-art student-centred learning space at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. The new addition to the Windermere campus was officially opened today by Bay of Plenty regional... Read More

World Cup in town

The Rugby League World Cup is in town today, with students at Te Wharekura o Mauao the first to see it. Students from Hautipua (the sports hub) also had the chance to take part in skills training with local rugby league development officers. Deputy Principal... Read More

Local pupils' world record attempt

More than 1000 Tauranga pupils will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world's longest Chinese Whispers next month. In conjunction with Hearing Support Bay of Plenty, pupils from Tauranga Intermediate School and six other local... Read More

Further honour for tearful Leisa

For Mt Maunganui College math teacher Leisa Renwick, receiving the adulation of her pupils and colleagues at a special assembly this morning was more humbling and exciting than being named New Zealander of the Year. “Because it was the melding... Read More

Students to become ‘data detectives’

Students will be able to see how their pocket money stacks up against their peers, and whether they're getting less after-school screen time, when they become data detectives in this year's CensusAtSchool programme. The online statistics... Read More

Monks creating mandala at gallery

Tibetan Buddhist monks will begin creating a Medicine Buddha Mandala for global healing and world peace at Toi Tauranga – Tauranga Art Gallery next week. The special project has been organised by gallery staff in association with Thö Sam Dhargyey... Read More

Greens want compulsory Te Reo in schools

The Green Party has announced a plan for universal Te Reo Maori in schools. The party has launched a petition to support the call, and will be engaging with parents, tangata whenua and the education sector this year to develop a policy on how it will... Read More



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