Coffee caravan shakes up youth work

A social initiative aiming to get young people into the workforce has been launched in Rotorua. Shake Up gives young people hands-on experience working in a mobile food caravan, with the aim of giving them the skills needed to kick-start their entry... Read More

From grad cap to stethoscope

A nursing graduate record has been achieved by Toi Ohomai, with a majority of last year's graduate moving straight into work from study. Around 88 per cent of Bachelor of Nursing graduates for 2017 have been employed as Registered Nurses within... Read More

Eat a rainbow - a healthy eating app

Entertaining and educational, Tracy Hardy's ‘Eat a Rainbow' app is also simple and brilliant. This is how Rosalie Liddle Crawford describes Tracy's new healthy eating app. Below is the interview that transcribed between the two... Read More

Back to school scam targets parents

Parents who may be receiving phony calls from scammers about online stationery orders, are being warned to tread with caution. In a statement released on the NetSafe website, the online safety organisation has identified the new scam. “We are aware... Read More

New book on the Treaty in Tauranga

A new book on the history of the Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga is hoped to be both a useful educational resource for schools, as well as an item of interest for locals looking to learn more about the city's history. Librarian and author Debbie... Read More

A voice for the rainbow community

A Bay of Plenty representative in the Mr Gay New Zealand competition is putting their best foot forward, in the hopes of helping youth in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual community. The annual competition is a search for kiwis... Read More

Great results in first Cambridge exams

ACG Tauranga has scored impressive results in its first-ever set of external exams, with 45 per cent of papers receiving an A* or A grade – the equivalent of 80 per cent or above. The cohort of Year 11 students sat Cambridge International IGCSE... Read More

Unhappy with school uniform price hike

A Tauranga mum is unhappy with her children's primary school following the introduction of a new uniform, costing almost twice as much the previous one. Shelley McPherson says she was initially happy to send her children to Arataki School, as she... Read More

Getting back into those school routines

Children and teenagers across the Bay will be enjoying one of their last days off before preparing to go back to school this coming week. As hard as the early mornings and long days of concentration will be, there are a few things that need to be checked... Read More

Kids get wild about reading this summer

Tauranga Libraries' summer reading programmes have been a huge success, with a record number of enrolments this summer. More than 1000 children and teens signed up for ‘Wild About Reading', catering for children aged 5-10 years and... Read More



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An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

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