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10AM - 2PM AUG 7TH & 8TH

Durham street will be transformed into the Canvas Careers Expo next Friday and Saturday, August 7th and 8th with over 50 exhibitors from across the region and New Zealand showcasing career and job opportunities for students and career changers alike. Organised by Tauranga Rotary and Priority One the Canvas Careers Expo has moved to Durham Street this year to acknowledge the education hub in the city centre.  

Some of the highlights this year include the InZone Careers Coach – a dynamic multi-media bus that’s travelled from the South Island, features push out sides, and promises an unparalleled dynamic and interactive presentation that showcases New Zealand industry training organisations, tertiary institutions and Defence Forces.  Meanwhile the University of Waikato will have the Optojump and some bikes from their Adams High Performance centre so the public can test their jump height and race each other.

On the Saturday morning the Young Enterprise Scheme Market day takes place on the street so the public can see some of the awesome businesses that have been created under YES Tauranga, browse a selection of products and walk away with some locally made creations.  University of Waikato scientists will be dissecting a Thresher shark at 12noon in the lane beside the University and the public can view a rare aningia fimbria, one of the largest squid species in the world that was recently caught off Whakaari/White Island.

“With the University of Waikato city centre campus on Durham street it seems a fitting place to stage the expo and allows us to create a highly dynamic, visual and interactive expo on the street and inside some of the organisations on the street.”

Organiser Sue Boyne


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