ACG Tauranga’s Sports Complex has been nominated for the 2018 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, run by the Registered Master Builders Association.

The awards exist to recognise innovative construction projects and share innovation happening across the sector.


Being smack in the middle of exams was no deterrent to student leaders from ACG Strathallan in Karaka who walked more than 300km over 18 hours as part of Relay for Life.

Twenty-five students in Years 12 and 13 took part in the event, which raises money for The Cancer Society. They walked 662 laps around Bruce Pulman Park in Takanini and raised more than $5,000.

“A big challenge was the cold during the night and the fact we had to study for exams on the Sunday after minimal sleep,” said student president Mckenzie Northcott. “It made for a long afternoon on the Sunday!”


Samuel Marsden Collegiate School staff and students send best wishes to their Director of Rowing Rachel Gamble-Flint and the team who will attempt to row the Cook Strait (100km) this weekend, to raise funds for the charity Through the Blue.


Two Year 11 Queen Margaret College students are national rowing champions following the Aon Maadi Cup at Lake Ruataniwha last month.

Mila Van der Wilt and Mollie Nicol won gold in the U15 Girls Double Sculls with a time of 7.58 minutes, beating their closest opponents by 8 seconds.

They are the first Queen Margaret College students to win gold at Maadi, the national championship event for high school rowers.


Medbury School has marked the beginning of its next exciting development, a new teaching and learning centre, with a turning of the sod ceremony.

Chairman of the Medbury School Trust Board David Hiatt said the new teaching block will ensure that Medbury’s facilities evolve with the requirements of a 21st century education. It will continue to allow the balance between traditional teaching spaces and adaptable learning spaces, that allow boys to work independently or collaboratively.