First health science diploma with Maori worldview

A Rotorua-based polytechnic is trying to turn around the region's poor health outcomes by offering the first health science diploma with a Māori... Read More

Toi Ohomai shouts free lunch in Rotorua

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but that’s not quite true at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. In a bid to strengthen... Read More

Sir Toby Curtis rails at Maori education

    The Government’s wellbeing budget is being greeted with a reminder of past grievances by one of Maoridom’s leading figures... Read More

Secondary teachers to strike again in June

Further strike action is on the cards for secondary teachers after this week's "mega-strike" of primary and secondary teachers. Members... Read More

Teacher protest in Rotorua rally

Themes of "pay us more", overwork and staff shortages were metaphorical chalks thrown at the Government in Rotorua today. Amid an almost party... Read More

Animated start to teachers‘ strike in Rotorua

About 150 teachers are waving banners with colourful slogans to a busy main arterial route into the Rotorua CBD this morning. From 8am today, motorists... Read More

Teachers strike: ‘Not just about money’

Today's historic strike by primary, secondary and area school teachers will close nearly every state and state-integrated school in some regions. The... Read More

Bike donation for Whakarewarewa School

Students at Whakarewarewa School now have more opportunity to get on a bike. Bike Barn dropped off six bikes as part of its Bike it Forward initiative... Read More

Standing on principal

Phil and Jordan have two things in common. They are father and son and they are principals of major schools in their respective areas. Both thrive... Read More

Rotorua school drives cellphones out of class

A decision to ban the use of cellphones in all classes at Rotorua Intermediate School is being driven by the school’s teachers. “The drive... Read More

NCEA fee cuts welcomed but principal still wary

Alarm bells and positives. That’s how Rotorua Boys’ High School principal Chris Grinter has reacted to the Government’s decision to... Read More

Couple to share story of working in Myanmar

Ross Becker and Moira Fraser will be speaking about their experiences working in Myanmar at the Rotorua Library in June. The Kiwi couple describe their... Read More

Police investigating death at BOP school

UPDATED 8.50AM: A Bay of Plenty school is closed this morning after a person was found dead on school grounds. "Please keep students at home if... Read More

NCEA: Literacy, numeracy concerns

  The impact on students with extra learning needs with more external assessment was a concern under new education measures announced by the Government... Read More

Principal ‘disappointed’ with some NCEA changes

The removal of fees for NCEA and scholarship students appears to be a misnomer for at least one Rotorua secondary school. Yesterday, the Government,... Read More