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.

Culinary arts students cook for Master Chef winner Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Culinary Arts students lent a hand to Tim Read, New Zealand’s latest celebrity chef, when he launched his new cook book ‘Gather’ at Bethlehem Paper Plus last week. Lee Peace, chef tutor at Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Art project aims to make Tauranga glow Bachelor of Creative Industries students are encouraged to think outside the box, so it’s no surprise that third year student Helen Knight has come up with something a little bit different to light up the Tauranga community. Matapihi Rail Bridge. Source: SunLive
Bay tutor lecturer of the year Bay of Plenty Polytechnic tutor Greg Bold is well-known to students for his stimulating lectures and engaging teaching style. Now his hard work has been recognised with a prestigious accolade – he has been named the University of Waikato’s Lecturer of the Year in Corporate Executive Education.
Polytechnic gets gold for wellness Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has been awarded a WorkWell Gold Standard Accreditation, making it one of the five organisations in the Bay of Plenty to achieve this level of workplace health and safety. Polytechnic wins Gold WorkWell accreditation
Interim CE Appointed to New Institution Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Neil Barns as the interim Chief Executive for our new institution. Neil Barns
Students learn from star chef Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has added a new star to its cookery programme – renowned chef Shane Yardley. Shane Yardley, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's new chef tutor
Deluge of treats at student market Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s student entrepreneurs last week as the inaugural student market got underway. Student Experience Officer, Kirsten Crossan
Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is now a member of the Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network providing support for high performance athletes looking to combine their sporting and academic aspirations. Peter Sommers, Group Leader Sport & Recreation at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
Apprentices swap houses for playhouses The Bay of Plenty Regional New Zealand Carpentry Apprentice Challenge was held last Saturday at the Polytechnic, with people from across the area competing by building playhouses. Max Southworth, winner of the 2016 Bay of Plenty Regional New Zealand Carpentry Apprentice Challenge
Bay's rising sports stars honoured Eight of Bay of Plenty’s elite young sporting talents were honoured on Thursday night as they received High Performance Sports Scholarships from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Amy Robinson, Junior Black Sticks player and High Performance Sports Academy Scholar.


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