Children on board with public transport

A trip on the yellow Bayhopper bus always proves to be a fun way to get out and about for the children and teachers of Natures Cove Preschool on Millers Road. “Being able to use the buses provides an easy way to get the children out and about...... Read More

Local historians write Battle of Gate Pa book

Dr Cliff Simons, a military historian, has joined forces with Buddy Mikaere to write a book about the Battle of Gate Pa which took place on April 29, 1864. Of Ngati Pukenga and Ngati Ranginui descent, Buddy has been writing extensively on Maori history....... Read More

The corporate, kiwifruit and Koura

One minute he’s a bleary-eyed flightless bird with hairy feathers making a precarious life transition from hatchery to crèche to the wild. The next minute, he’s in the public gaze - tens of thousands of corporate dollars are being...... Read More

Mum’s heartfelt plea for inclusive education

A Bethlehem mum’s heartfelt plea to mum-to-be Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to fix the “broken” funding model for special needs students has struck a chord with parents throughout New Zealand. Erika Harvey’s 7-year-old daughter...... Read More

Student picks up Zespri scholarship

A Paeroa-based student has picked up a new $15,000 Zespri scholarship thanks to her commitment to safer, healthier workplaces. First year Massey University health sciences student Kelcie Mills has been awarded the kiwifruit marketing company’s...... Read More

Simon surveys superb CBD structure

Tauranga MP and National Party leader Simon Bridges dropped into the CBD to check in on how the development of the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus is progressing. He was given a personal tour of the building site by Vice-Chancellor Professor...... Read More

WBOP teachers meet to discuss upcoming negotiation

Around 600 secondary teachers in Tauranga are meeting this week to discuss their upcoming collective agreement negotiations with the government. “We teach because we are motivated by bringing out the best in our students. We want them to leave...... Read More

Teachers urge caution over NCEA overhaul

Proposals for an overhaul of the NCEA qualification have met a mixed response from teachers cautious about the workload the changes might create. A ministerial advisory group charged with reviewing NCEA has published a discussion paper that suggested...... Read More

Story of Mauao captured on the page

The story of Mauao – Tauranga’s pre-eminent landmark, also known as Mount Maunganui – has been retold in a book written for children in both English and Te Reo. ‘Mauao – Caught By The Dawn’ will be launched on Friday...... Read More

Kindergarten finalists for PM award

Papamoa Kindergarten is one of three education providers in the Bay of Plenty that have been named as finalists in the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding education practices in New Zealand, with...... Read More




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