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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.
Dickinson nails top spot Eighteen year old Luke Dickinson is set to take his budding carpentry skills to the national stage after coming out on top at the Bay of Plenty Regional NZ Carpentry Apprenticeship Challenge held at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic on Saturday. Bay of Plenty top Carpentry Apprentice Luke Dickinson.
Attitude key High Performance Sports athletes told How you approach and deal with road blocks in life can either make or break your sports career former Silver Ferns netballer, Jodi Tod-Elliott, told recipients of the High Performance Sports Scholarship at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Former Silver Ferns player, Jodi Tod-Elliot.
Further collaboration explored Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology are exploring options for further collaboration to increase tertiary education and training opportunities for people in the wider Bay of Plenty region. Ian Turner, Chairperson of the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council.
Engineering graduates reaping rewards of skill shortage in the Bay Polytechnic student Logan Taylor has seized the opportunity to make the most of the engineering skill shortage by starting an apprenticeship with Page Macrae Engineering. Page Macrae Engineering apprentice, Logan Taylor.
Love of Education and Sport Leads to Scholarship Blending a desire to organise ‘massive’ events with a love of chasing the ball on the beautiful Mount beach has led to a High Performance Sports scholarship for emerging volleyball star Beniece Douch. High Performance Sports Scholar, Beniece Douch.
Future legal eagles best in the country Tauranga locals Carrie Jackson and Rebecca Snowden have just aced their recent law society exams – jointly gaining the top marks in the country. Legal Executive Diploma student Rebecca Snowden.
Something Old, Something New... Donna Dinsdale, Bachelor of Creative Industries tutor at the Polytechnic, has just presented her final Body of Work submission as part of her Masters in Art and Design with AUT University. Donna Dinsdale
O’Week antics for Bay students Orientation Week kicked off with a soggy start on Monday but the rest of the week is providing sunshine and a whole lot of fun at the Windermere Campus. Cert for Fitness student Shay Stevens was all smiles after winning the tug of war.
Diptych tops at NZ art awards Polytechnic tutor and artist, Nicol Sanders-O‘Shea, has further cemented her name in the artistic world, winning the Supreme Award in the Waikato Society of Arts New Zealand Painting and Printmaking 2015 Awards. Nicol Sanders-O'Shea, Programme Coordinator for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's Bachelor of Creative Industries.

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