Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork. But they are not the same, and when we use these words interchangeably, we dilute their...

Budding youth photographer

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

Police announce non-emergency number – it’s 105

At 10:05 am on the today, New Zealand Police launched 105 (“ten five”), the eagerly anticipated number for the public to report non-emergency situations...

Featured Articles

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 and voluntary positions. This is to be based on the program established in 2005 by former Otorohanga...

We Got Behind Tony’s Cafe and Built Him a Website

As you know, we do things differently at VGCT. At our heart is philanthropy and our passion is to bring together Te Puke Business, Non-Profits and Community as a collaborative and creative identity. We noticed a new guy in town and...

Pop-Up Ball Shop – Supporting Students for the Te Puke High School Ball

Annually, Year 12 and Year 13 students and their partners enjoy a night out they will never forget. The Te Puke High School Ball is usually held at the Te Puke Memorial Hall and if you are around on the night,...

TEPUKEMAG – September Issue – 2017

I seriously can't believe what i just saw. This is UNREAL! 56 Pages of jaw dropping stuff! https://www.vectorgroup.org.nz/tepukemag/

Expanding Māori and Pasifika youth horizons – Great Potentials Foundation

MATES (Mentoring and Tutoring Education Scheme) is an Auckland-based programme, targeted to key transition stages in the schooling cycle. It supports low decile school students identified as being at risk of not reaching their academic potential to engage in positive learning...

In honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I recommend celebrating some of my favorites, including the personal collections of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. https://www.librarything.com/profile/MartinLutherKingJr, Invisible Man author Ralph Ellison https://www.librarything.com/profile/RalphEllison, abolitionist, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass https://www.librarything.com/profile/FrederickDouglass, and trumpet virtuoso Louis...

The mentoring role

Settings for Mentoring Most mentoring models will involve matching older volunteers with young people, the specific focus being to build a relationship of respect and trust. One-to-One Mentoring One volunteer adult enters into a relationship with one young person. Mentors tend to...

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

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

Town wins big at Business Awards

Written by Isaac Gunson – Isaac was the Head Boy of Te Puke High School in 2017, and is currently studying Journalism at the New Zealand...

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,...

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...
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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...

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Mentor? For the purpose of the New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network, mentoring aims to provide a purposeful, structured and trusting relationship, that brings young...

VGCT a winner thanks to 100% Phil Booth & Jaycar

Huge shout out to 100% Phil Booth & Jaycar for nominating us the winners of the Docking Station and Dual Charger competition run on...

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...

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...

Latest Articles

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/

Pizza and Politics at The Loft with Todd McClay

Come along and get to know your Member of Parliament, and ask him all your burning questions! Friendly-environment, all welcome! Please bring a koha...

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...

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...

Te Puke Gymsports has taken top honours at the Western Bay of Plenty’s biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards.

Congratulations to all the Te Puke groups that represented, so proud of our little community. Voluntary groups from around the region gathered with representatives from...
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