Students brave weather for Orange Day Parade

They’re bright, loud and have hit the streets with important messages to send about road safety and active travel. More than 550 students from schools throughout the Bay of Plenty braved the weather this morning, to take part in this year’s...... Read More

Mount’s Get Staffed ready for Faculty Rocks

Mount Maunganui College’s Get Staffed, is gearing up to compete in a concert featuring staff from all around the country. The competition, called Faculty Rocks, is in its second year and will be taking place at Back Beat Bar on Auckland’s...... Read More

Tahatai Coast students back from Korea trip

A couple of months ago, back in August, students at Tahatai Coast School were fundraising and getting ready for their sister school partnership with Supsok Elementary School in South Korea, located an hour out of Seoul. Now, as of last Thursday, the...... Read More

Calls to prepare students for innovation era

A sense of urgency is required to rethink how we prepare our young people to thrive in an era of innovation, according to an internationally renowned educationalist who was in Tauranga recently. A guest of Priority One and the University of Waikato,...... Read More

Dolphins captured on camera at Pukehina

A Te Puke school on camp has been treated to one of nature’s beautiful sights. Tori Mouat sent a video to SunLive of dolphins frolicking just off Pukehina Beach. “Rangiuru School are on their school camp. “We went swimming and as...... Read More

Is Pukehina safe?

Pukehina Safety Day is being run by the Pukehina Community Response Team. Being held in the Pukehina Community Hall this afternoon, it is a great way to found out what to do in an emergency. In a statement from the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence, it...... Read More

Secondary teachers to strike next year

Secondary teachers have rejected a pay offer from the government and authorised strike action in the first term of next year. The Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) had asked for a single increase of 15 per cent and in response the government...... Read More

Greenpark School leads the way with active travel

Hundreds of Greenpark School students are helping to free up our roads by joining a rewards scheme to keep children safe during the busy 3pm pick-up time. The initiative called Active Travel involves the school, NZ Police, and Tauranga City...... Read More

Western Bay Museum remembers those who served

.The true heart of war service is reflected in the current Western Bay Museum exhibition in Katikati to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day 1918. Those Who Served is a collection of 25 original pastel charcoal sketches by New Zealand artist Geoffrey...... Read More

Tauranga students helping the city’s homeless

A community initiative led by senior students at Greenpark School is set to help some of Tauranga’s most vulnerable. Year 6 students from Room 2 have created hygiene kits which will be gifted to the city’s homeless population. Teacher...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week