Luka gets shot at black jersey Bay of Plenty Rugby's decision to contract women players is paying off, with its first two members selected to trial for the New Zealand Black Ferns. Luka Connor. Credit: Andrew Warner.
Top Fashion Award for former student Former Bay of Plenty Polytechnic student Steve Hall scooped the prestigious International Emerging Designer Award at iD Fashion Week in Dunedin last week – including the $6,000 prize. Stevel Hall, winner of iD Fashion Week. Credit: Mindfood.
Bay of Plenty student competes in Gallipoli Games Bay of Plenty student, Alice Bain, has been training hard for the inaugural Gallipoli Games with her eye on beating the Australian and Germany beach volleyball teams in Istanbul this week. Alice Bain
Himalayas? No sweat for Leslie Taking on some of the world's most challenging long-distance running races is no sweat for 52-year-old Lesley Mochan, who will run 200km in the Himalayas next month. Horticulture tutor Lesley Mochan is off to run 200km in the Himalayas.
Bay freight courses gaining momentum Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is exporting its freight logistics courses into other regions around the country, due to high demand from industry and training providers. Dean Colville, Group Leader commercial driving, warehousing and logistics training centre.
Staff Merit Awards Bruce McQueen is the type of good, solid, kiwi bloke who would give you the shirt off his back. And in his typical humble manner he was more pleased for his workmates than himself after receiving a staff merit award for ‘Excellence in Customer Service’. Bruce McQueen.
Student’s video takes top prize Twenty year old Rebekah Richards has won first prize in the Enspire Youth Video Challenge awards. Marine studies student, Rebekah Richards.
What's happening to our kiwi? A recent brown kiwi survey by local environmental management students has revealed that the kiwi population on Mount Taranaki is fragmented and in need of continued protection. Brown kiwi
Maori and Pasifika trades training announced A new training consortium to encourage young Māori and Pasifika in the Bay of Plenty to become qualified in trades was announced by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce earlier this week. Consortia for Maori and Pasifika trades training in the Bay of Plenty was announced.
Students helping manage environmental sustainability The carpentry team of staff and students have set up a mock site, to showcase managing building sites in a more environmentally sustainable way, as part of an initiative set up by the Tauranga City Council. Brian Dillon, Group Leader Carpentry, at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.


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