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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...

Breaking News Te Puke! Hip Hop and Breaking Workshops

Kia Ora Te Puke and surrounding districts. Rush Wepiha will be running Hip Hop and Breaking Workshops at Vector Group Charitable Trust's youth and community...

Setting up the Pop-Up Ball Shop

Today we began setting up the pop-up ball shop for Te Puke high school students.

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Youth Service Providers Ministry of Social Development

Region Organisation Name Service TLA or Wards Auckland Personalised Education Limited – known as Solomon Group Youth Payments & Youth Service for NEETs WARDS – Franklin, Howick, Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura, Maungakiekie-Tamaki STRIVE Community Trust Youth Payments & Youth Service for NEETs WARDS – Manukau – (only servicing Mangere, Otara and Papatoetoe) The Youth...

Vector Group open doors to People First New Zealand, a self advocacy organisation that is led and directed by people with learning (intellectual) disability.

Vector Group Charitable Trust welcomed People First into its facility this morning. Yi Liang Small, the Midland Region Coordinator for People First approached us a few weeks ago about sharing our space and collaborating on future projects. The self advocacy group met...

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 youth unemployment and youth crime over...

Lion’s club book fair pack down

A big huge thankyou Erika Lilley and Karen Lu for showing up and giving us a hand with Lion's club book fair pack down. you guys rock! #realcollaboration #heart We know its been tough for all the seniors involved in production. Get some rest...

Epic Te Puke Main St Garage Sale and Love Te Puke Promotion

We will be there handing out flyers!!   Epic Te Puke Main St Garage Sale and Love Te Puke Promotion Jellicoe Street, Te Puke Jellicoe Street, Te Puke, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Friday 10 February 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm Come to downtown Te Puke for deals,...

Collaboration can be a dirty word

Since its birth in 1996, New Zealand’s Mixed Members Proportional (MMP) system hasn’t had a flying start. There is a reason for its dysfunction. Collaboration isn’t what it is touted to be. The business world is obsessed with collaboration but the team...

Check out the NEW Te Puke High School Video, it is Awesome!!

Here is our new school video. What do you think...?

Scholarship Kudos for Brooke

Nawwww Brooke Ellis-Smith 💕💕 So proud of ya 😉 Read the article here http://tepuketimes.communitynews.co.nz/

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 New Zealand...

Announcement: People First New Zealand Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi in VGCT Centre

We will be hosting People First New Zealand Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi in our space during 2018 and invite all who are interested to attend. What is People First?   ...

Setting up the Pop-Up Ball Shop

Today we began setting up the pop-up ball shop for Te Puke high school students.
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Headrush Promotions Presents Iron Shin – 7th October 2017

Film shots by Te Puke Film - Candy Floss Clouds Productions - Vector Group Charitable Trust Featuring vocals by BENJI JACKSON Music and lyrics by PINKZEBRA Te...

The wait is over: Te Puke High School Students check NCEA results

Tens of thousands of teenagers will be hitting the refresh button on their computers as their exam results are now out. Almost 168,000 NCEA students...

Thankyou Face2Face Ministries

A special thanks to Adrian and Lisa Bowen and Trustees from Face2Face Ministries who have supported us all the way from our inception. Thankyou for...

Breaking News Te Puke! Hip Hop and Breaking Workshops

Kia Ora Te Puke and surrounding districts. Rush Wepiha will be running Hip Hop and Breaking Workshops at Vector Group Charitable Trust's youth and community...

Official Te Puke Public Showing of Short Film “Pick Up”

Vector Group Charitable Trust initiative - Te Puke Film, will showcase their short film "Pick Up" prior to the showing of Guardians of the Galaxy,...

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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...

“We are more than you see” “He wai hōhonu a mātou”

Youth Week 2019 will be held 18 - 26 May 2019!

BP Challenge winners at Te Puke High School today ‘ were ‘CHILLOUT’

Steve had the privilege alongside TP EDG and business owners to judge the BP Challenge at Te Puke High School. Steve commented, "I was...

Major storm expected to hit Bay of Plenty – warn of flooding risk

Issued by MetService at 8:13pm Wednesday 31-Jan-2018 Major storm expected to hit the South Island with significant heavy rain and strong winds for much of...

Tai Chi in Te Puke is confirmed to start in March at Vector Group Charitable Trust

Tai Chi at Vector Group Charitable Trust is confirmed. Mondays starting March 5th Open to all, affordable to all. #tepukegoodnessgrowshere

Te Puke’s After School Social Table Tennis Club on Mondays, 3pm onwards at The Loft

Come down after school this coming Monday at 3.30pm onwards... for social table tennis 😉 Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/215324738965179/ Where: The Loft - 16 Oxford Street, Te Puke Vector...
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