Waikato Uni strengthens ties with Lancaster

The University of Waikato has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Lancaster University in Lancashire, UK to further develop the existing relationship... Read More

NCEA attainment rates fall

More than 7000 teenagers left school with no qualification last year after NCEA attainment rates among school-leavers fell for the first time. Those... Read More

Learning all about maths at Tauriko School

  Tauriko School is opening up its classrooms to the community to showcase the changing practices used in the teaching and learning of mathematics.... Read More

Logan Gemming and family honoured by college

On Saturday, a large number of people gathered at Tauranga Boys’ College to honour the family of Logan Gemming who tragically died in a kite surfing... Read More

Nature Needs Us - 50 years of Conservation Week

I was first introduced to the idea of conservation when I was an 11-year-old student at Otumoetai Intermediate. Our teacher Betty Bennett took our... Read More

Plague of wallabies threatens Kaimai forest

The Kaimai Range native forest is under threat due to the explosive growth of wallabies. Forest & Bird says the government urgently needs to fund wallaby... Read More

Gumboots, embroidery and Dracula

Bran Castle - not everyone’s destination of choice – home of the fanged vampire, Transylvanian Count Dracula, in the cold brooding Carpathian... Read More

Conservation Champion to visit Te Puke

Waikato Council’s natural heritage team leader and respected scientist Alan Saunders will be sharing his knowledge in Te Puke on Monday as part... Read More

Mount Maunganui Intermediate win AIMS gold

Maia Ririnui waited until his Mount Maunganui Intermediate girls' football team had finished celebrating their Anchor AIMS Games win, then quietly... Read More

Celestial navigators arrive safely in Tauranga

The double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite has arrived safe and sound in Tauranga Harbour on Friday, after leaving Tahiti on August 20 and crossing... Read More

Plenty to see and learn in the Aongatete Forest

Did you know we have an amazing forest – the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park right on our doorstep here in the Western Bay of Plenty? Never been?... Read More

What’s in a name?

The Weekend Sun took to the streets for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori or Māori Language Week, asking members of the public if they know the meaning behind... Read More

Growing the perfect gift

  Aquinas College students aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty, digging up vegetables to donate to a local initiative that helps feeds... Read More

Bay of Plenty taking action for nature

The Bay of Plenty is leading the way for Conservation Week 2019, with 26 events registered for people of all ages to get involved and care for nature.... Read More

Schools make a difference with Cans for Goods

Schools from around the country have collected more than 30,000 cans in the annual Wattie’s Cans for Good campaign that took place in August. Wattie’s... Read More