Students get special grades after exam glitch

NCEA exam results published online included aggregate marks for nearly 1100 students whose online English exam was marred by a technical failure last year. The level 1 students lost their connection to the exam server for a short period and today received...... Read More

D-day for NCEA results

Students across New Zealand will be waking up this morning keen to see what their results are for last year’s NCEA exams. New Zealand Qualifications Authority says the nerve-wracking moment shouldn’t be hindered by any technical issues. More...... Read More

Building skills for a fast-paced business world

On a daily basis, you’ll find Saunoa Pau, Junior Legal Secretary at Holland Beckett in Tauranga, preparing of a wide range of legal documents, managing a database of hundreds of clients, researching legal documents and fulfilling necessary day-to-day...... Read More

Recipients of new Tauranga scholarship

It may be haere rā to Papamoa College for Brooke Bayly and Joshua Brown, but the year 13 students won’t have to go far when they start university next year. The pair are both recipients of a University of Waikato Ko Te Tangata Scholarship and...... Read More

Achieving study aspirations

An upcoming information day at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is set to help people in the community to achieve their New Year aspirations. As the largest tertiary institute across the region, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology provides a...... Read More

Wages falling behind cost of living

A Council of Trade Unions survey shows 71 per cent of nearly 1200 workers say their income has fallen behind their expenses. However, this follows news of the economy having grown by 2.6 per cent in the past year. The council's president, Richard...... Read More

Back to school buying tips

The start of the new school year is an exciting time for both parents and students, but it can be a costly one, with parents having to fork out for uniforms, shoes, bags, stationery and school fees. With a bit of forward planning, there are ways to...... Read More

Boaties urged to clean gear after pest fish found

Boaties on Lake Rotorua are being urged to clean their gear after the discovery of the aquatic pest catfish. Six were caught near Mokoia Island just prior to Christmas. Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking boaties to remove all weeds from boats...... Read More

New safety video aimed to reduce drownings

“If in doubt, stay out!” is the key message for Kiwis heading out for a swim this summer, which launched recently in a collaborative water safety video between Surf Life Saving New Zealand, New Zealand Police and Swimming New Zealand. With...... Read More

Farmers to minimise risk and avoid accident toll

Summer is a busy time on the farm, but it’s also among the most hazardous periods for accidents. Almost 550 farmers suffered injuries serious enough for them to take at least a week off work over the last summer (December 2017-February 2018)...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think the rise in tax will deter people from smoking?

Yes, it will be too expensive.
No, if people want to smoke, they will find a way to pay for it.
Depends on the person's available income.