Work under way on fare-free school buses

Work has begun on plans to offer fare-free buses for students living in Welcome Bay as a one-year trial for 2019. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s public transport committee received a progress update on the trial at a meeting in Tauranga...... Read More

More than 50 years of storytelling

Phyllis Johnston grew up in a family where stories were as valuable as money. As a young girl she would sit down with her parents while they took turns retelling vivid memories from their past. The Tauranga author, who was one of nine children, says...... Read More

Aided help for successful students

There's a common misconception that scholarships are only for ‘straight A’ students, but this isn’t the case in Omokoroa. The Omokoroa and Districts Lions Club is calling for applications for two tertiary scholarships to be awarded...... Read More

Tradies earning more than graduates up to age 30

Some tradies are earning more than people who have completed degrees at university, a new study has found. Auckland consultancy firm Scarlatti tracked the average yearly income, through Inland Revenue tax records, of a group of 19 year olds right up...... Read More

Upskilling the Bay’s volunteer lifeguards

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit growers are doing their part to help upskill lifeguards from throughout the region. The growers are supporting more than 20 volunteer surf lifeguards through the Zespri Intermediate Lifeguard School at Whangamata. The school...... Read More

Toby’s Spanish mastery earns scholarship

A love of learning Spanish has paid off for Tauranga student Toby Langdon - he's off to Argentina next year on a $4000 scholarship to further his expertise in the language. The year 12 student at Tauranga Boys' College won the scholarship through...... Read More

Campus changes to benefit tertiary partners

  Changes at the Bongard Centre in Tauranga’s CBD are expected to bring benefits to students and staff of both Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and the University of Waikato.   Toi Ohomai has decided that from the beginning of 2019,...... Read More

Tauranga Boys’ actors hit their marks

He is just 18, but actor Ethan Hahunga already has a remarkable ability to portray older characters on stage. The Tauranga Boys’ College Year 13 student’s most recent showing, as a cantankerous old man, came as part of the school’s...... Read More

Teachers on strike in the BOP

Teachers in the Bay of Plenty region will be going on strike again today. The strike action comes after NZEI primary teachers, principals and some speech language therapists rejected the Ministry of Education’s offer in September. There will...... Read More

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