Singing their little hearts out

The voices of more than 9000 secondary school students will ring out across New Zealand with the return of The Big Sing 2017 competition. This year choirs from Aquinas, Mount Maunganui, Otumoetai, and Tauranga Girls' colleges will all be performing... Read More

New principal for Pyes Pa School

Blake Carlin has began his tenure as the new Pyes Pa School principal with a moving powhiri with pupils new and old. The former Tauranga Intermediate deputy principal started teaching in 2004, and told the Year 1-8 pupils he's looking forward to... Read More

Students donate time and skills

Video is a popular way for businesses to promote their products and services, but the cost involved is a deterrent for some businesses, especially not-for-profits and charity organisations. That's why students at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology... Read More

Celebrating student volunteers

This year Volunteering Bay of Plenty is acknowledging the valued contribution of student volunteers during Student Volunteer Week from May 1-7. Volunteering Bay of Plenty general manager Theo Ursum says Student Volunteer Week is a valuable chance to... Read More

Pride, belief, success – Dave’s way

He's just come in from an assembly for 1100 kids, after coming in from another assembly for 900 kids – back to back assemblies. That's how a big school rolls. “It's marvellous – kids! I love them.” But soon that... Read More

Building history and people’s knowledge

Have you ever thought of how the Western Bay of Plenty was first built into what it is today? If so, you need to take a peek at Western Bay Museum's new exhibition. Building Our Nation is all about shaping the nation – and WBOP's –... Read More

Getting wet to teach about water

Teachers from 10 Bay of Plenty Schools are heading back to the classroom with hands-on training of from a workshop hosted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council at Redwood Valley Farm in Paengaroa this month. The teachers got their feet wet on World Water... Read More

Two-hundred authors wanted

If you've ever wanted to see your name on the cover of a published book, then Tauranga Writers has a doozy of an opportunity for you. In celebration of the group's 50th anniversary this year, Tauranga Writers is aiming to create a Guinness... Read More

New school for growing number of families

A new primary school will open in Tauranga from 2019 – and is expected to reach a roll of 650 to cater to the growing number of families in its vicinity.Pyes Pa West School will be built on Kennedy Rd in Tauranga and enrol students in Years 1-6... Read More

Welcome home former students

When more than 350 people arrive at Pongakawa School this weekend, in a way they'll be returning to their second home. Tomorrow morning they'll be aptly greeted onto the grounds by current students singing Kiwi musician Dave Dobbyn's... Read More