Tauranga girl ready to hit Sydney dance floor

Former Otumoetai College student Tazmyn Newman is hot footing it over to Australia on Monday to study the subject of her dreams: dance. “There’s... Read More

Shattered dreams leads rugby player on new path

A dream to play rugby in Japan was shattered when Cameron Harcourt broke his hip during a rugby game. Unable to play sport, he chose to study sport... Read More

2021: A year full of news

Well, 2021 certainly has been a year to remember. Covid has dominated headlines for the majority of the year from the first Delta case to lockdowns,... Read More

Tauranga student’s app wins two awards

  A Tauranga Boys’ College student has won two Priority One Young Innovator Awards for his inventive work developing and perfecting an app... Read More

Huge boost as Zespri AIMS Games revealed for 2022

Christmas has come early for thousands of intermediate-aged athletes, with Zespri coming on board as the new naming rights partner of the AIMS Games... Read More

Iwi response to Rena featuring in crowdfundraiser

The Iwi response is featured in the latest of five 'teaser' videos that form part of a community crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds... Read More

School relief staff “very tight” since mandates

Some children have finished the school year without the teacher they started with because of government vaccine mandates. Western Bay of Plenty Principal’s... Read More

Scholarships awarded to Tauranga school-leavers

Five Tauranga school-leavers are set to begin tertiary studies with an extra spring in their step after being awarded scholarships by local company Ryan+Alexander. The... Read More

Seaweed farming trials in Hauraki Gulf and BOP

University of Waikato researchers’ Dr Marie Magnusson and Dr Rebecca Lawton will receive $1.2 million to lead research into seaweed farming in... Read More

Coromandel Youth MP 2022 announced

Hauraki Plains College student Anna Tukuitoga will represent the Coromandel electorate at Youth Parliament 2022, says MP Scott Simpson.   "Anna... Read More

School frustration after Covid case

Parents of students at Te Akau ki Pāpāmoa School have voiced their frustration after classrooms remained closed despite the school community isolating... Read More

New classrooms for Tauranga schools

Pāpāmoa College and Merivale Primary are set to get some new classrooms following a government announcement today. Education Minister Chris Hipkins... Read More

Getting smart with the moolah

Moolah, dosh, dolleros, putea. It’s all about money, whatever the language. And some of us are notoriously bad – or at least have difficulties... Read More

Distance learning for Te Akau Ki School students

  Te Akau ki Pāpāmoa School is reporting a successful distribution of iPads for most whanau/families to allow the school to continue to operate... Read More

Positive Covid case at Brookfield Primary School

Some students at Brookfield Primary School are moving to distance learning following news of a Covid positive case at the school. In a post on Facebook,... Read More