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...

Y2Biz – Te Puke Youth Survey

Te Puke Youth Employment Survey We are looking to begin the Y2BIZ (Youth to Business) program in Te Puke assisting Te Puke Youth into employment, up-skilling...

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 /...

Featured Articles

One Chance Youth Awards

The annual OneChance Youth Awards are back for 2019! Now in its 3rd year, the awards will conclude Youth Week (20-26 May) and will be held on Sunday 26 May, 4.30pm

Calling all YOUTH, parents, caregivers, community members, business and orgs to fill out this survey and share, share, share 😉

Calling all YOUTH, parents, caregivers, community members, business and orgs to fill out this survey and share, share, share 😉 https://goo.gl/forms/rcBtxgAGJsf98TyF3 Survey for youth, parents, grandparents, caregivers, and community members to have there say on how they see Te Puke, as a community,...

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 Plenty and especially Te Puke. Start shoulder tapping your crew and we will have a networking night (and...

Calling Volunteer Youth to Carry Some Books

Calling Volunteers - Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions book fair has asked if we can help them on Saturday afternoon 2pm to help pack and carry some books. Any youth available on the day can you please private message me on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/girardian or...

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 throwing away that food it would amount to the same drop in CO2 emissions that taking 1...

Budding youth photographer

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

Te Puke High School graduate Kate McKay has been awarded the Acorn Foundation BOP Medical Students Scholarship for 2017

Te Puke High School graduate Kate McKay has been awarded the Acorn Foundation BOP Medical Students Scholarship for 2017. Kate has spent this year based at Tauranga Hospital as a fifth-year medical student, and she also has a particular interest in research around...

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 we can, and secondly, we are so excited about the event at Jubilee park on...

Pink Shirt Day 2019

Pink Shirt Day is on Friday 17 May in 2019. Join the movement to stop bullying and spread aroha and kindness!

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...

Summer high-risk for fun activities and community collaboration in Te Puke 😉

Whether you’re back in the thick of it or still on a well-earned break taking advantage of the piping hot weather, we hope you all had...
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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...

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....

#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...

Easter Camp 2017 defrag and round table

Today we had some of the 2017 Easter camp attendees, come up to the Loft to reflect on the previous weekend and to input...

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...

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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 throwing away that food it would amount to the same drop...

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...

Thank You to our Funders, Sponsors and Supporters

Thank you to our chief sponsor financially to date Soteria Trust. Before we even began our projects and community center, youth development programs and creatives, it was you who believed in us, by seed funding...

Outlook for Someday Free Film Making Workshop in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Vector Group Charitable Trust will host a free filmmaking workshop for youth put on by The Outlook for Someday crew. We are excited and welcome any youth interested in film to rock up to our...

Filmmakers Collaborative | Filmmaking Workshops, Film Workshop for Te Puke Youth

Keen youth turned up to the Vector Group Creatives Centre in Te Puke for a workshop put on by BOP Film. Thanks BOP FILM's Annmarie Lawler, and Jaden Charrington who is BOP Film's official intern, for your wonderful team visit,...

Vector Group Charitable Trust submission to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council Long Term Plan 2018/2028

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 to make a submission to Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s...

Maketu Pies Sponsor Te Puke Film for the second year in a row!

Wow! Maketu Pies you have blown us away yet again with your generosity. Last year Maketu Pies sponsored Te Puke Film, aka Candy Floss Clouds Productions during the 2017 HP48Hours Short Film Competition. This week we...

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 extremely impressed at the caliber of the students involved in this remarkable...

Scholarship Kudos for Brooke

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

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...

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.

Easter Camp 2017 defrag and round table

Today we had some of the 2017 Easter camp attendees, come up to the Loft to reflect on the previous weekend and to input...

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...

Te Puke High School Pop-Up Ball and Beauty Shop 2017

I (Steve) was overcome with joy today to see Tracey's amazing idea she has had for a long-long time come into fruition. Fittings, hair, makeup...
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