College’s big win over cadets

Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys College, scored a big victory over Baywide Cup competition leaders Element IMF Cadets, at Blake Park in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. The Tauranga Boys bowlers quickly hit full stride and had Cadets in some trouble at... Read More

Listening to the children

Nearly a quarter of New Zealand children taking part in an international survey say their schools are only sometimes safe for them. While 63 per cent say their school was always safe, the information shows one in three children are feeling scared or... Read More

YSAR scores internship

The Youth Search and Rescue Tauranga Trust is among eight successful applicants for the 2017 Community Internships Programme. The programme provides community organisations with a paid intern with specialist knowledge and for YSAR this will be an experienced... Read More

Algal bloom at Lake Rotoehu

A bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae in Lake Rotoehu has resulted in a health warning being issued. “The health warning means that people should avoid any activity which results in significant contact with the lake water,” says Medical... Read More

Students join Kaz on the road

For much of Kazushi ‘Kaz' Noiri's epic journey from Bluff to Cape Reinga he's walked the streets and roads alone.   But it was a different story on Wednesday for the 29-year-old Otago Polytechnic nursing student who... Read More

Glow worms beauty captured on film

Patience and perseverance has paid off perfectly for local astrophotographer Amit Kamble. Amit has tried three times to capture a time-lapse of the glow worms at McLaren Falls near Tauranga, but every time he's gone out there to shoot something... Read More

Love letter to Books a Plenty

Tauranga independent bookstore Books a Plenty has been recognised in a national competition. Entrants were asked to write a ‘love letter' to their favourite bookshop, with winner Marcus Hobson choosing Books a Plenty. There were 550 entries... Read More

Cleaning up and giving back

It's that time of year again, when exams are over, and junior students at high schools need something to keep them occupied. So today at Tauranga Girls' College a group of Year 9 students are picking up rubbish. They're starting down... Read More

Down the rabbit hole with ACG Tauranga

Pupils at ACG Tauranga will be taking a journey down the rabbit hole, having tea with the Mad Hatter and avoiding the wrath of the Red Queen today, as they bring to life the weird and wonderful world of ‘Alice in Wonderland'. Adapted from... Read More

NZEI wants equal pay for teacher aides

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Government to acknowledge low paid women by lifting the pay of education support workers and teacher aides to equal that paid to corrections officers. According to the NZEI, New Zealand women are paid on average 13 per... Read More

Opinion Poll

What did you do when quake hit the Kaikoura area early last Monday morning and a tsunami warning was sent out?

Heeded the warning and quickly made our way to higher ground.
Didn't receive a tsunami warning at all.
Received a tsunami warning from Civil Defence but was too late - when we woke that morning.
Ignored the warning.

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