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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.

Scholarship funds research trip of a lifetime Marine Science graduate, Freya Robinson, has been awarded a scholarship that will fund her research into aquaculture – and provide her with the trip of a lifetime. Marine science graduate, Freya Robinson
Eastbay REAP Director Appointed to WBoPP Council Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council Chairperson, Cathy Cooney, announced the appointment today of the Council’s fourth Community Appointee, Dr Ryan Morrison. Dr. Ryan Morrison
WBoPP fashion graduate to hit the big time Glen Maclachlan is about to hit the big time after being asked to show his new collection at New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW). Bay of Plenty Polytechnic fashion graduate and Mac Vicious Society (MVS) designer, Glen Maclaughlan
PhD achievement in Education for Judi Honeyfield After almost a decade in the field of academic staff development, Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Academic Advisor, Judi Honeyfield, has just been conferred a well-deserved distinction – a Doctorate in Education from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi. Judith Honeyfield
WBoPP hosts Chinese educators Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (WBoPP) was proud to be one of two institutes in New Zealand chosen to have its programmes, systems and processes studied by China’s higher learning institutes last week. Neil Barns
Scholarship enables sports stars to shine The life of a high performance athlete is one of hard work and sacrifice. Add to that the pressures of degree level study and it makes for a busy life that requires unwavering dedication and focus. That is exactly the demands on three of Tauranga’s rising athletes – Brooke Sommerfield, Lauren Clarke High Performance Sports Academy scholar, Amy Robinson
On the cutting edge of construction Brian Miller enjoys being on the cutting edge of construction and will have a chance to put those skills to good use at the Arch Eng Build competition in Auckland this July. Brian Miller
Art students take on time Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is presenting the ‘Replay/Relay' exhibition, which is on display to the public for free until July 4. Media, Arts and Design group leader Mary Stewart
Happy crowd at Open Day High school students from around the Bay were treated to a stunning day of winter sunshine at Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Open Day in Tauranga on Friday.
Tokoroa celebrates new transport learning hub A new trade training centre built with a vision to provide jobs in the South Waikato region has opened. The collaboration between the South Waikato District Council, transport and logistic industry leaders and Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has come to fruition. Road Transport & Logistics Group Leader, Dean Colville


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