A week of serious film making

Serious film making has been underway today with about 25 youth participating in a three-day workshop at Baycourt. Facilitated by Jannine Bishop, the International Youth Silent Film Festival workshop will cover script writing, acting, directing, filming...... Read More

New tertiary scholarships for students

The future also looks brighter for tertiary students opting to study in the Bay, thanks to a new series of scholarships generously donated by the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable Trust. Key funders of University of Waikato’s CBD development,...... Read More

Local students succeeding for life

  Do you know how to cook? Do you understand the tax system? Could you grow a garden from scratch?   They are life skills that plenty of adults are unable to put their hand up to, but a group of students at Bethlehem College are ticking...... Read More

Makeovers considered for run-down schools

The government is considering improving the appearance of run-down, unpopular schools as a way of boosting their enrolments, and setting minimum standards for the visual appearance of school property. A Cabinet paper said the appearance of schools could...... Read More

Selwyn Ridge School production soars high

Selwyn Ridge School students and teachers soared high during the last week of term with their musical production ‘Bird-E’. Written and directed by Principal Craig Price and Musical Director Andrea Meredith, the show ran for three nights...... Read More

Arataki Omanu Scouts receive prestigious award

  Several members from the Arataki Omanu Scout Group have been awarded a prestigious award for their dedication to the scout group and their community.   The Chief Scout’s Award, which is the highest award available for youth between...... Read More

Nine-year-old wows The Citz Club

He was the youngest in the Tauranga Citz Club on Thursday night by several decades – probably a couple of generations. But there he was in his formals; the crisp white shirt, spiffy bow tie and monogrammed waist coat. He had pulled in the punters...... Read More

Otumoetai College raising Stars

Otumoetai College is the first school in the Bay of Plenty who has accepted the challenge of completing the Graeme Dingle Foundation Stars programme. The programme involves Year 12 and 13 students who provide peer mentorship to Year 9 students throughout...... Read More

Book characters come to life at Greenpark School

Greenpark School ended the school term this week with a book fair and book character dress up day. The school community was invited to the school’s annual Scholastic Book Fair which was held in the school library from July 2-5. “A book...... Read More

Farewell to 44 years of teaching young women

“Get a haircut.” Former Tauranga Girls’ College principal Joy Drayton was a formidable woman and the first thing she told beginning teacher Murray Armstrong in 1974 was that it wasn’t appropriate for a young man teaching at a...... Read More

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