News & Our Views

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

Automotive GL to chair MTA hub The first MTA regional hub, the Kaimai hub, was launched late last year, joining together the Tauranga, Bay of Plenty and greater Waikato branches under the leadership of Polytechnic Automotive Group Leader, Sean Squires. Sean Squires, Polytechnic Group Leader Automotive and MTA Kaimai Hub president.
Never too late for a new career Gone are the days of people sticking with one job for most of their career. These days it is common to swap jobs every few years. Electrical engineering graduate Peter Bulford. Credit: BOP Times.
New Year, new career Diving into the New Year with a new career mapped out can prove a winning formula for many people but it’s still a big step for many! Check out the Polytechnic’s Information Day to make sure you’ve got your career all sorted. Check out your career options with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
From our Baking Team: Red Velvet Cupcakes! This recipe comes from one of our tutors on the new Certificate in Baking (Generalist) (Level 4) course that starts this February. Light and fluffy with a buttery cream cheese icing this Red Velvet Cupcake recipe is a winner. Cupcake
LinkedIn: Are you Connected? Did you know 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to fill job positions? LinkedIn is your ticket to job opportunities, news updates, industry insights to boost your career, and advice from top business people. Linkedin logo
Inspiring visitors and locals Courtney McMahon and Jess King may have been born in different cities, but they share something in common – a passionate love of Mount Maunganui. Diploma in Tourism graduate, Courtney McMahon.
Graduation final celebration for 2015 It’s not Christmas at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic until our students are farewelled in style at the annual graduation ceremonies. Diploma in Design (Fashion) graduate, Lelangi Talia.
New Tertiary Institution for Bay of Plenty region The Councils of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, the Hon. Steven Joyce, the merger of the two high-performing institutions. Ian Turner, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council Chair.
Return to study a winner At the start of the year, Crawford Robb returned to study. As the year draws to a close he is the proud holder of the title of the New Zealand Exercise Industry student of the year award. Crawford Robb, NZ Exercise Industry Student of the Year award winner
Amy’s all smiles at Sports Awards Bay of Plenty Polytechnic High Performance Sports Scholar Amy Robinson was all smiles on Friday night after being named the Junior Sportswoman of the Year at the 2015 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards. Sport Bay of Plenty Junior Sportswoman of the Year, Amy Robinson.


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