Book for young parents to be launched

Te Whakatipuranga – The School for Young Parents Tauranga was established in 2002 to provide a second chance education for teens who became pregnant while at school. This year they are releasing a book telling stories of past students and how...... Read More

Admissions open for BayTrust’s Dillon Scholarship

Bay of plenty students who have a significant physical or intellectual disability can now apply for their share of the BayTrust’s $100,000 Dillon Scholarship fund to help them undertake tertiary study next year. The scholarship is now in its...... Read More

Celebrating in style

Tauranga Boys’ College will be celebrating its 60th anniversary this Labour Weekend with a jubilee event and a reunion. Events will take place throughout Labour Weekend and start with a 10-hole golf tournament on Friday, October 19 from 12.30pm....... Read More

Paying-it-forward to strengthen the avo’ industry

A Bay of Plenty company is doing its part to help more students through tertiary education. AVOCO has announced a new scholarship available for tertiary students in 2019 which has the aim of advancing New Zealand’s avocado industry. The company...... Read More

Schools show can-do attitude to helping others

Kindergartens and schools from around the country are doing their part to help the hungry, collecting more than 70,000 cans of food. And a generous donation by Wattie’s has taken the total to 95,000 cans. The drive is part of the third annual...... Read More

Local author is making waves

From the first moment of wanting to become a published author, most writers quickly realise that authorship and publishing is a complicated process, and that you need the patience of a saint. As local author Kalou Koefoed discovered, things can truly...... Read More

Funding saves under-threat school-ready programme

A transformative programme ensuring low socio-economic children do not start school lagging behind their peers, has been saved from cutting its services thanks to a new partnership with the Tauranga-based Wright Family Foundation. The Great Potentials...... Read More

Whakatane native keeps Navy wing flying

A 2009 Whakatane High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, home to the U.S. Navy’s newest maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. Petty Officer 2nd in Class Cayla Wentz is a Navy aviation maintenance...... Read More

Funding boost saves under-threat school programme

A transformative programme ensuring low socio-economic children do not start school lagging behind their peers, including in the Bay of Plenty, has been saved from cutting its services thanks to a new partnership with the Tauranga-based Wright Family...... Read More

Paengaroa kids abuzz over beeswax wraps

Students from Paengaroa School marked Bee Aware Month by making sustainable beeswax wraps using beeswax from locally-owned hives. On September 12, representatives from local bee products company Comvita held two practical beeswax wraps making sessions...... Read More




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