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.
You versus you He's ran 20.5km of the Karangahake Gorge five times before, but Kelly Pender claims he's no runner. Judging by his physical appearance alone, you'd believe him – his body shape shadows an All Black prop more than Hamish Carter. Certificate in Fitness and award winning tutor, Kelly Pender.
MP commends Trades Academy MP Todd Muller praises Trades Academy at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Todd Muller, MP for Bay of Plenty, at Windermere campus last week
Summer Scholarships for Bright Ideas University of Waikato’s new Project Ignite summer Start-Up Scholarship Programme Students brainstorm ideas for University of Waikato’s new Project Ignite summer Start-Up Scholarship Programme
Blessing for new campus development Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is delighted to announce the commencement of the construction of the first building in their Campus Directional Plan. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Corporate Service Director, Anthony Robertson.
Kylee Exceptional Adult Educator Student success was the drive behind Kylee New to become the supreme winner in the Exceptional Adult Educators category at the annual Adult Learner Week awards for the Bay of Plenty region. Kylee New, Exceptional Adult Educator Supreme Award winner.
Surf success for carpentry student The Aotearoa Māori Surfing Team recently competed in the 2015 Melanesian Cup with Aotearoa bringing home eight of the 17 titles on offer after finishing as runner up in the competition. Carpentry student and bodyboarder, Jamee Smith.
Fresh print ideas for local artist Since winning the Supreme Awards in the Waikato Society of Arts New Zealand Painting and Printmaking in February, it's been a busy year for local artist Nicol Sanders-O'Shea. Printmaker Nicol Sanders-O'Shea.
Learner-Centered Teaching American-born Nick Wallingford, a Polytechnic tutor with more than 30 years teaching experience, learnt a valuable lesson early on in his career and he’s been focused on that lesson ever since. Here Nick shares with us part of his journey that has shaped his career and brought his enthusiastic teach Nick Wallingford
Young designers at Fashion Week Four Bay designers showcased their clothing lines alongside top Kiwi designers in this year's New Zealand Fashion Week (24 – 30 August). Designer and gradaute Tamsyn Roach.
Teen builders nail it Students on the 2015 Trades Academy Construction programme have recently completed a very special project, turning theory into practice. Debbie Simmonds, Tauranga Motorcycle Club.


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