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From fun creative events to youth mentoring, peer to peer counseling, and a “youth led” hub, we are a community led team with a passion to see Te Puke Youth, Family, Business and non-profits working and having fun together.

Our Youth, Our Future

Why Youth? and what makes Vector Group Charitable Trust different

Let us begin with some remarkable attributes that can be found in youth. Firstly, would be passion for fun creativity and a longing to...
Vector Group Charitable Trust www.vectorgroup.org.nz is now live!

Vector Group Charitable Trust Website is Live!

Heya Te Puke Community, just letting you all know our website is live. It has been an amazing journey thus far and welcome you all...

Teenagers WANT a job, we want to work.

Ashleigh’s thoughts on the youth of Te Puke: Where we are now: I believe that in order to create a strong community of youth in Te...

Vector Group Charitable Trust submission to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council Long...

18 April 2018 Vector Group Charitable Trust submission to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council Long Term Plan 2018/2028 We thank you for the opportunity...

THE Objects in New Zealand for Which this Trust is Established are:

THE Trust herein declared shall be called and known as: Vector Group Charitable Trust (Envisioning Sustainable Communities Creatively) 1. (hereinafter called “the Trust”). OBJECTS 2.THE objects in...

What’s in the name?

Name of non-profit community trust: Vector Group Holdings Inc Name Concept: A vector is an angle starting from one point and reaching outwards indefinitely....

Official Purpose and Structure

Vector Group Official Purpose & Structure Activities: Acts as an umbrella / resource body Makes grants / loans to individuals Sponsors / undertakes research Provides services (e.g. care /...

A little clarification and some history behind Vector Group Charitable Trust

Our history has always had a charitable focus. Back in 2000 we began initiatives under the name DAISYS iNC which focused specifically around women's...

Our intended outcome should always be to improve the standards that our young people...

Isaac Gunson’s thoughts on the Te Puke Youth Hub Core values:         Honest – in all of our affairs, we must be honest, and seek no...

Statement of Intent – VGCT, Annual and Long Term Plan

Statement of Intent - (working document). Vector Group Charitable Trust - Philanthropic B2Business B2Non-Profit B2Youth Alignment to the Western Bay of Plenty Short and Long...

The former Te Puke RSA will now be home to the Vector Group Charitable...

A building that once honoured the families of Te Puke's past will be given a new lease of life as a venue for the...

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Owner: Vector Group Charitable Trust’s Board of Trustees Approved: January 2017 Introduction Vector Group Charitable Trust’s workforce is made up of many individuals with diverse skills, values, backgrounds...

Official VGCT News! Our new venue at 16 Oxford Street will carry the same...

After much deliberation as to naming our new venue, we have decided to keep "The Loft" and will name our new building at 16...

Building a Better Community Through Diversity & Inclusion

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Encouraging and embracing diversity and inclusion is part of our commitment to making Vector Group Charitable Trust an even better, more inspiring...
Stephen and Tracey Fawcett at ‘The Loft’, a funky new space for the youth of Te Puke.

A place to belong

We all want somewhere to belong and the youth of Te Puke are no exception. After conducting a youth survey in Te Puke via their...

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