New antenatal classes proving popular

Strong demand for new antenatal classes planned for Tauranga has prompted organisers to open up new sessions before the classes even begin. The Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond classes are part of a suite of free education classes and groups being launched...... Read More

Latching on in the Bay

Breastfeeding mums from around the Bay have been ‘latching on’ today to celebrate breastfeeding and the diverse ways we feed our children. The 13th annual Big Latch On, being held today and tomorrow, August 4-5, will see thousands of Kiwi...... Read More

The perfect school holiday entertainment

The annual Tauranga Festival of Performing Arts will be held at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre from July 7-15 throughout the first week of the school holidays from 9am to 9pm every day. Nine hundred competitors from all over New Zealand participate...... Read More

Childcare services fall short

Many early childhood education (ECE) centres serving food to children do not have menus that meet nutritional guidelines, according to research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research. New Zealand ECE regulations state...... Read More

New opportunities for BOP disabled youth

An organisation that provides life-changing experiences for young people with disabilities is about to arrive in the Bay of Plenty. Recreate NZ currently helps more than 400 families in Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch by providing fun outdoor adventures,...... Read More

New guidelines for play

Regular active play and good quality sleep are among new activity guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health for under-fives. "Regular active play and good quality sleep are important to every child’s health and development, but are particularly...... Read More

Getting ready for race day

Pupils at three local places of learning have been hard at work on some old-fashioned technology over the past few weeks. The kids at Olive Tree Education and Care, St Thomas More Catholic School, and Arataki School are in the middle of constructing...... Read More

New resources to combat bullying

New online resources to support schools, parents and their communities to tackle bullying are being launched this Bullying-Free NZ Week. The resources will include a new parent pack with information and tips for parents, carers and whanau on how to deal...... Read More

How Kiwi kids are faring at four

The latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study shows that 14 per cent of Kiwi kids are classified as overweight or obese by the age of four. ’Now we are 4’ provides a comprehensive look at how Kiwi kids from the study...... Read More

Kindy takes top prize

Papamoa Kindergarten is one of 14 finalists shortlisted for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More than 142 entries were received for the prestigious awards, which recognise excellence in education across the country. Papamoa...... Read More