Teachers given outstanding medical honours

Six staff members from the Bay of Plenty District Health Board have been recognised for their efforts in teaching medical students. Chief Medical Officer Dr Hugh Lees and Oncologist Dr Richard North received high honours. The pair were recognised...... Read More

Scholarship opportunity for Tauranga students

The University of Waikato have an accommodation opportunity for students in financial need. The opportunity is open to students residing in the Mayfair Court Apartments in Tauranga. To apply for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in a full-time...... Read More

McDonald’s replace Happy Meal toy with books

McDonald's is now handing out Roald Dahl's entire collection with its Happy Meals. The fast food chain will be dishing out 800,000 copies of the books with every kids meal purchased in New Zealand to encourage its young diners to read more. "The...... Read More

Disruptions expected due to school staff shortage

School principals are expecting disruptions when most schools go back this week because of a shortage of staff. It's estimated 650 more teachers are needed this year and that's after 200 have been recruited from overseas. Principals' Federation...... Read More

Library turns a page

Year One of the renovated Rotorua Public Library is being marked next week with a showcase of products and services. Visitors will also get the chance to see inside Te Waka Pounamu - the Mobile Learning Centre, the Mobile Library, the Makerspace and...... Read More

Professor to climb Himalayas before coming to BOP

  Not even mountains will hold Professor Lynda Johnston back.   The self-professed geographer and mountaineer with ‘attitude and altitude’ is off to experience some of the world’s tallest peaks in the Himalayas before...... Read More

Welcome Bay free school bus trial begins

A school bus trial to establish whether free fares for students can assist in Tauranga’s traffic congestion begins at the start of Term One for Welcome Bay students. The trial which will run for the 2019 school year is being led by Bay of Plenty...... Read More

Grow Organics to inspire, enthuse and educate

Want to know more about organic production and be part of a long-term solution in the primary industry? Bay of Plenty’s largest tertiary institution Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is teaming up with kiwifruit and avocado packing specialists...... Read More

Sexual assaults spike linked to start of uni

Police Minister Stuart Nash says anecdotal evidence suggests an increase in the number of sexual assaults at the beginning of each year may be linked to students heading to university. The police made the possible link when Stuart asked them about...... Read More

Getting back to natural health

More than 50 Western Bay of Plenty youth are getting back to nature to help improve their health and wellbeing with a kaupapa Māori programme in Mount Maunganui this week. The two-week Koiora programme is offered by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi te Rangi Iwi...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?