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.

Project Ignite An enterprise initiative developed in partnership between Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, the University of Waikato and Priority One has enabled ten students from Tauranga to experience first-hand what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the chance to turn their ideas into reality. Sasha Turfrey, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic hospitality student and winner of a 2015 Project Ignite scholarship.
Scholarships for Bay students Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is delighted to announce the Secondary School Achiever Scholarship winners for 2016. The Polytechnic received a large number of high-quality applications from 15 different colleges around the Bay of Plenty. Dr Amanda Torr, Academic Director at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
Let’s talk trash If your trash could talk, what would it say? The trash in Hannah Drew's 30-second videos is telling us a very important message. In one 30-second stop-motion video, a discarded can of soft drink receives help from animated litter which helps the can climb into the rubbish bin – and applause follows. Bachelor of Creative Industries student, Hannah Drew.
2015 HP Sports Scholars Update: Amy Robinson The second High Performance student in our series is Amy Robinson. Amy has had a phenomenal year in both of her chosen sports – so much so she has been nominated as a finalist in the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards (Junior Sportswoman of the Year). Amy Robinson, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic High Performance Academy Sports Scholar.
BOP Sports Awards finalists announced Outstanding sporting performances by Bay of Plenty athletes (including several current and former Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students) on the world stage have been reflected in the finalists selected for the 2015 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards. Sam Cane, All Black and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic alumnus.
2015 HP Sports Scholars Update: Tom MacRury ‘The Mox’ Tom MacRury likes to take a ball by ball, one game at a time approach to his cricket. The NZ Diploma in Business student has been following a strong winter conditioning programme which he is confident will pay dividends coming into the cricketing season. HIgh Performance Sports Scholar and rising cricket star, Tom MacRury.
Celebration time for Bay Music It's celebration time for the next wave of up-and-coming musicians who are coming out to play in Mount Maunganui tonight. An epic night of original music created by Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Music Production and Performance students is taking place at the newly branded Totara St venue. Polytechnic student, and Sages band member, Joe Hayden.
Casca top team in Bay Otumoetai College were the big winners on Wednesday night at the annual Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Regional Awards. Young Enterprise Scheme.
10 years of Sport & Rec studies in the Bay What do a Primary Schools Event Coordinator, a high school PE teacher, a BOP Rugby Junior Development Manager, and a nutrition business owner have in common? They’ve all graduated from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Sport and Recreation programme at some stage in the last 10 years. Group Leader Sport & Recreation, Peter Sommers.
Chairs with new legs What happens when you task four students with differing career paths to create one project? One, very chaotic, colourful and creative art block at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Bachelor of Creative Industries student, Bernita Stone.


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