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Something Old, Something New... Donna Dinsdale, Bachelor of Creative Industries tutor at the Polytechnic, has just presented her final Body of Work submission as part of her Masters in Art and Design with AUT University. Donna Dinsdale
O’Week antics for Bay students Orientation Week kicked off with a soggy start on Monday but the rest of the week is providing sunshine and a whole lot of fun at the Windermere Campus. Cert for Fitness student Shay Stevens was all smiles after winning the tug of war.
Diptych tops at NZ art awards Polytechnic tutor and artist, Nicol Sanders-O‘Shea, has further cemented her name in the artistic world, winning the Supreme Award in the Waikato Society of Arts New Zealand Painting and Printmaking 2015 Awards. Nicol Sanders-O'Shea, Programme Coordinator for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's Bachelor of Creative Industries.
Warm welcome for fresh faces Around 600 excited and slightly nervous faces streamed through the gates towards the Polytechnic’s whare, Pomare, as part of pōwhiri, officially welcoming students to the 2015 tertiary year. Around 600 students were welcomed onto the Polytechnic's Winderemere Campus.
Five in a row for hospitality team! ‘Exciting’, ‘extremely tender’ and ‘an absolute triumph’ were some of the adjectives used to describe the Atrium Restaurants’ lamb and beef dishes which were awarded a 2015 NZ Beef & Lamb Excellence Award recently. Atrium Restaurant Head Chef Aidan Galloway.
Free horticulture courses on offer The kiwifruit industry's rapidly increasing fruit volumes is opening up more job opportunities across all levels of the industry. Shelley Rose, Group Leader horticulture.
Luka makes Bay history Former Opotiki College standout Luka Connor has made history by becoming the first women's player to be in Bay of Plenty Rugby's high performance academy. Cert in Fitness student Luka Connor has become the first women's rugby player to be included in the BOP Rugby's HP Academy. Credit: Andrew Warner
Second chance for NCEA teens Thousands of teenagers across the Bay of Plenty breathed a sigh of relief with NCEA results being released last week. Thousands of teenagers across the Bay of Plenty breathed a sigh of relief with NCEA results being released last week.
Seven Year High for Building The value of building consents issued in Tauranga in 2014 was the highest in seven years, driving more building activity and pushing more than 200 young Western Bay people into construction apprenticeships. Sam Friend
Simi’s awesome trip to Papua New Guinea! Marine Studies student Simon Havas shares his Papua New Guinea travel story. Simon Havas in Papua New Guinea

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