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Exhibition on Pacific identity within Tauranga Artist Darcell Apelu's work explores perceptions of the Pacific body through identification, specifically that of "being other" within the social climate of New Zealand and the Pacific. ANCHORED: In her performance on opening night, Darcell wears and swings a skirt with sinkers attached.
Greater Opportunities for Bay Region Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) and Waiariki Institute of Technology (Waiariki) are on track to combine to form a new institution, in order to deliver greater education opportunities for the wider Bay of Plenty region. Students at a table outside
Open Day taster Eight hundred secondary school students from around the Bay of Plenty flocked to the Polytechnic’s annual Open Day last Friday, soaking up course information and getting a taste of campus life. Around 800 students from around the Bay flocked to Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's Open Day.
Young Fruit Grower competition Two of the contestants competing in the 2015 BOP Young Fruit Grower of the Year awards this week are Bay of Plenty Polytechnic horticulture graduates and they’re excited to be demonstrating the skills they’ve picked up from both their study and their industry experience. Group Leader Horticulture, Shelley Rose.
Trio of Fashion Stars to Sparkle for Matariki A highlight of the celebrations will be a catwalk showing of evocative designs by three up-and-coming Bay of Plenty designers, writes Martine Rolls. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's Fashion Degree graduate Glen MacLachlan's winning designs
Matariki Fashion Show at Tauranga Art Gallery Celebrate Matariki and contemporary Maori art with a night of spectacular fashion and performances at the Tauranga Art Gallery. Street wear, avant-garde and harakeke (flax) couture will take centre stage at Te Ao Hou – Matariki 2015 Fashion Show, which takes place at the gallery on Thursday, June 1 Shona Tawhiao's collection will feature as part of Te Ao Hou – Matariki 2015.
Toque d’Or Team up to the Challenge Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has unveiled its 2015 team for the prestigious Nestlé Toque d’Or, New Zealand’s premier student culinary and service competition. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's 2015 Nestle Torque d'Or team
Warm welcome to new Council members The Council of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic welcome two new community Council members this month, Mike Chapman and Gavin Frost. Mike Chapman, CE of NZKGI and new Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council member.
Student Movie Making at its Finest! The SUBFM 48-Hour Film Competition was held last week to showcase the work of the boppoly Radio students. First stop Tauranga’s Rialto Cinema, next stop Cannes! Prize winners at the SUBFM 48-Hour Film Competition: Ben Whitehead and Kara Ranken-Whitehouse (Best Film)
Aquaponics food security solution? Fish fertiliser is well recognised as a great plant food, but at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, live – not dead – fish are fertilising plants which return the favour by improving the water quality in their tanks. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic tutor and researcher Denise Briggs

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