News & Our Views

News items about the institution, our students and our staff, plus blog posts from our teaching and learning team, Te Poutama, and our Marketing & Communications team.

Dawn of a New Tertiary Era Today dawned the beginning of a new tertiary era for the Bay of Plenty region with the blessing of the newest tertiary institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (Toi Ohomai). Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology students
Maritime Training in Tauranga & beyond The 2016 Maritime Seafood Educators Association Aotearoa (MSEAA) conference has just wrapped up in Tauranga, proudly hosted by Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic at the Bongard campus. Dave Guccione
Artists on the rise Nancy Zhang, Richard Robinson & Juanita-Louisa Kaora may champion different creative disciplines but they have some important things in common – they’re fresh new voices in Tauranga’s art scene, they’re award-winning artists and they’re all about to graduate with the Bachelor of Creative Industries Richard Robinson
WBoPP tutor returns from Canadian teaching fellowship As a recipient of an Ako Aotearoa National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, James Paterson is well known as an exceptional educator. Based at the Polytechnic’s Tauranga campus, the Diploma in Business tutor has just returned from Canada where he spent five weeks as a teaching fellow. NZ Diploma in Business tutor, James Paterson
Teachers get inside view of BCI Eight local high school teachers got an inside view of the creative world when they attended a workshop hosted by the Bachelor of Creative Industries at the Tauranga campus recently.
Environmental grad's research shows win against pests Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Environmental Management graduate Chantal Lillas has produced research that shows a stunning win in New Zealand’s fight to rid itself of pest predators by 2050. Environmental management graduate, Chantal Lilley
WBoPP welcomes new CE The Bay of Plenty’s largest tertiary provider, Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Associate Professor Dr Leon de Wet Fourie. WBoPP Chief Executive, Dr Leon Fourie
WBoPP grad shines at Surf Lifesaving Worlds Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic graduate and surf-life saving champion Natalie Peat is impressing at the Lifesaving World Championships in the Netherlands. Natalie Peat
Serving up the next generation of chefs When it comes to food, celebrity chef Peter Blakeway says it’s all about standard. The celebrated cook knows what he’s talking about – he’s worked with some of the best chefs in the world, run his own acclaimed restaurant in Scotland and been the host chef of TV food shows. Chef-tutor, Peter Blakeway
Challenge for charity Two Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff are about to put themselves through a gruelling swimming and running challenge all in the name of charity. Deirdre Burrows


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