Friday, April 27, 2018

100% Summer in Te Puke

100% Summer in Te Puke was a success with a great turn out regardless of rain. Due to the summer rain, Vector Group Charitable Trust hosted it at their venue. 100% free summer fun for our Bay of Plenty Communities. Come on down and get amongst it... • NZ Parkour Workshops • Hoop Nation – Basketball games/workshops • Chill out zone – bean bags,...

Free coding workshops! a Te Puke first

Two holiday programmes with a difference launch in Te Puke and Katikati tomorrow, offering free coding programmes to eight to 13-year-olds. Tauranga's Venture Centre is taking digital coding to the two towns on January 24 in Te Puke and January 25 in Katikati. Vector Group Charitable Trust is proud to collaborate with Venture Centre and bring to Te Puke something that...

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

After much deliberation as to naming our new venue, we have decided to keep "The Loft" and will name our new building at 16 Oxford Street under the same name as our previous location. The Loft serves as our youth headquarters, where we hold events, strategic planning, creatives, learning, and hang out. More on the full happenings at The...

The Loft Official News! VGCT’s newly acquired youth venue will be themed “Industrial Chic”

Vector Group Charitable Trust is theming their newly acquired youth venue they call "The Loft" with a creative and modern "Industrial Chic" flavour. Anyone with charcoal paint, black paint, brick wallpaper or anything industrial looking that you can spare us, please contact or direct message us. What we need: Black interior paint Charcoal exterior paint White interior paint Metal piping...

The former Te Puke RSA will now be home to the Vector Group Charitable Trust and its youth programmes.

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 town's youth - and the community is being invited to lend a financial hand. The old Te Puke RSA on Oxford Street will be leased by the Vector Group Charitable Trust as a creative space for...

A place to belong

Stephen and Tracey Fawcett at ‘The Loft’, a funky new space for the youth of Te Puke.
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 charitable trust, The Vector Group, Stephen and Tracey Fawcett have set up ‘The Loft' on Jellicoe St. Housed, aptly, in the loft of a former business premises, The Loft is a funky chill-out space where the...

Opening the Loft: Meet the Winner of the MyCoke Pop-Up Party – Tracey Fawcett

Opening the Loft: Meet the Winner of the MyCoke Pop-Up Party
Who would you invite if you won a MyCoke Pop-Up Party? For Tracey Fawcett it was an easy decision. Tracey and her husband Stephen have always been passionate about helping the youth of Te Puke, and with the help of 4 others they set up The Vector Group Charitable Trust. “Our little town doesn’t have much in the way of doing...

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