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...

Donate? We are grateful to those who aid us in building healthy community

As a not-for-profit organisation, Vector Group Charitable Trust, relies on your business support, sponsors and personal donations. In order for us to be sustainable and grow...

How Te Puke’s goodness grows

Te Puke has stopped vibrating. “It's great!” says Mark Boyle, managing director of Te Puke Economic Development Group and the un-anointed high priest of...

Featured Articles

Vector Group stores Casita goods while Charrissa is on maternity leave 😉

Hi friends and supporters of Casita Vector Group received car loads of goods for storage while Charrissa and family celebrate their new family member. Casita is taking a break while Charrissa is on maternity leave. They have shut down their shop in Te Puke....

CACTUS Funding and Support Request

Dear whom it may concern, I am writing to you in the hope that you might support our local youth programme called CACTUS Te Puke. We will be running two CACTUS programmes in 2017. The first will commence on Wednesday May the...

HP 48 Hour Film Update

Kia Ora Team Leader,   Are you ready for the 2017 HP48 Hours!   This year we are mixing things up! We have a new (somewhat controversial) set of rules, some great prizes and the new ULTRA48 for our experienced teams.   Please read this email carefully...

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,...

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 and experiences. Vector Group Charitable Trust respects and values the benefit of this diversity and is committed...

Thankyou Poutiri Trust

Thankyou to Poutiri Trust for this amazing front desk and all your other in kind donations ;-)... look forward to 2018 with you all.

Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2018

Vector Group Charitable Trust would like to wish you all a very merry new year and a continued, safe, and fun holiday season. Thankyou, for all your support and friendship in 2017. We head into 2018 with full expectation of creativity,...

Trust helping youth achieve

It is great to see Aiden launch his new venture with youth. Although we were not able to be there on the day, we are excited about collaborating with Mahi Performance in Te Puke. Watch this space!! New charitable trust MAHI Performance is...

Trust helping youth achieve

It is great to see Aiden launch his new venture with youth. Although we were not able to be there on the day, we are excited about...

The Why, the How and the What of Vector Group – Envisioning Sustainable Communities Creatively

Stephen and Tracey Fawcett envisioned Vector Group Charitable Trust - (Envisioning Sustainable Communities Creatively) as a relationally vibrant and creatively-diverse community panel, to aid us in...

100% Summer

Charissa Vincent, the Events Facilitator from Tauranga Youth Development https://www.facebook.com/TaurangaYDT/ approached us about bringing 100% Summer to Te Puke. Firstly, thankyou Charissa for the opportunity to collaborate where...
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Te Puke Showdown – National Dance Battle

A WBOPDC funded Te Puke COLAB YED project. A Creative Communities funded project.

Budding youth photographer

Check out Thomas Cleary's new FB page https://www.facebook.com/Photographer-Thomas-Cleary-138625276835132 VGCT celebrating local youth.

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....

Lock it in!  HP48Hours 2018 Film Competition

We would like to see HEAPS of entries this year and show the other regions what talent we have here in the Bay of...

Te Puke Film is on the map with VGCT’s entry for the 2017, HP48 Hours Film Competition

Immediately after we launched Te Puke Film, we entered the 2017 HP48 Hours Film Competition. We ended up landing runner up BOP and Best...

Latest Articles

New Year Honours 2014: Dale Williams, ONZM

A former mayor who championed innovative ways to get youth into work says he may have retired, but still has some unfinished business. Dale Williams served for three terms as Mayor of Otorohanga. He started in local...

Otorohanga leadership in dealing with youth crime

Kim Hill interviewed Dale Williams, Mayor of Otorohanga, on Radio NZ's "Saturday" this morning. Dale Williams, known to many Henwood Trust supporters, has had quiet but very spectacular success in addressing the related problems of...

VGCT CC Licensing – IP (Intellectual Property)

Vector Group Charitable Trust's IP is registered under the Creative Commons Licensing. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 NZ) These include but are not limited to all material, artwork, media, ideas, articles, concepts, websites, strategic plan, project...

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 place to creatively work together. We recognise that for our community to thrive...

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 and experiences. Vector Group Charitable Trust respects and values the benefit...

Otorohanga’s zero youth waste

The district is Otorohanga and the motorbike mechanic is Dale Williams – only these days he’s also the Mayor. With a unique apprentice support scheme and 10 other youth initiatives, Otorohanga has maintained zero registered unemployment...

Emotional Reaction to Disbelief, Vision and Things That Could Go Wrong

When I consider our youth and community project here in Te Puke and reflect on the impossibilities, some days I am just bewildered by...

#HP48 HOURS Film Weekend an exciting success!!

It all began as an idea, as most things do. Some whack epiphany prior to 2009, lots of loitering and a heck of a...

BMINZ – Sponsor

The day we met Giles and team we clicked. BMINZ got right behind us and together we are venturing down a road not often...

Celebrating creativity, learning and diversity

Vector Group Charitable Trust had the privilege of hosting the team from Arohanui Trust - Te Puke today in our community venue on Oxford...

There’s a new fridge coming to town, Te Puke’s first Community Fridge

There’s a new fridge coming to town with an environmental strategy to reduce food waste, and feed those who are hungry 😉 If we stopped...
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