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.

Music students set to rock local high schools Five high schools from around the Bay are set to have their lunch-break rocked when students from Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s music programme visit at the end of August. Rachel Tunnell
Showcasing innovation in the Bay More than 60 researchers, academics and members of the public enjoyed the recent Curiosity Research Symposium, held at the Windermere campus on Friday.
Toque d'Or medals for culinary students Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students have a proud tradition in the annual Toque d’Or student culinary competition. Crystal Rutherford
Alf Rendell scholarship winner The first Alf Rendell photography scholarship has been awarded to a polytechnic student who is "absolutely blown away" to win. Richard Robinson
WBoPP art student wins emerging artist award Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic student Jlo (Juanita-Louisa) Karora has won the Mayor’s Award for Emerging Artist at the 2016 Miles Art Awards. Juanita Louisa
Emerging fashion designers win national awards Tauranga is proving a breeding ground for talented fashion designers, as third year fashion students from Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic have returned triumphant from the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards. One of Nancy Zhang's award-winning designs
Dining in the dark a delicious experience Under flickering candlelight the former Burger King restaurant in Tauranga’s Elizabeth Street came to life as second year culinary arts students from Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic hosted a ‘pop-up restaurant’ dining experience for a few lucky gastronomes last Thursday night. Chef tutor Lee Pearce
WBoPP students named in Bay Rugby U19 squad Congratulations to these Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students who have been named in the Bay Rugby Under 19’s squad. Jessie Williams
Destination Rotorua and WBoPP sign MoU Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (WBoPP) and Destination Rotorua have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, acknowledging a shared operating ethos that they will be successful if they help others become successful. Cathy Cooney
Discovering Pacific heritage through fashion Tauranga art and fashion students with Pacific heritage have been the latest to participate in a Tautai Contemporary Arts Trust workshop, held at Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Windermere campus in Tauranga last week. Nora Maclaughlan's creation from the Fresh Horizons workshop


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