A place to belong

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...

Te Puke Dj’ing, Graffiti art, Ceroc, Hip Hop, bboy/bgirl Breaking, Calisthenics

For those interested in events and workshops on Dj'ing, Graffiti art, Ceroc, Hip Hop, bboy/bgirl Breaking, Calisthenics and also open to your suggestions, could...

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

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...

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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...

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 of people under age 25 since...

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

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...

A little clarification and some history behind Vector Group Charitable Trust

Our history has always had a charitable focus. Back in 2000 we began initiatives under the name DAISYS iNC which focused specifically around women's events and weekend retreats. We began this initiative in Whangaparoa and upon moving to BOP, renamed and...

Thankyou Tony (Tony’s Cafe and Kebabs)

A huge shoutout to Tony at Tony's Cafe and Kebabs. This guys has supported us no end. I cannot mentioned how much Tony has supported us as the list is almost never ending. Love the organ bro, the art, cds, rugs, fans...

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 politics as a member of the...

Te Puke Youth Film Club Launch

Te Puke Youth are you interested in all things film? Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/116295239020486/  At 4pm on the 11th of August, at THE LOFT {16 Oxford Street Te Puke} Vector Group Charitable Trust is Launching The Green Room - a Te Puke Youth Film Club. Hosting...

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 Broadcasting School. Photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/VectorGroupNZ/photos/?tab=album&album_id=798775750466067 Diversity, innovation, success, development and growth. Five words that Lance Ewen from Bennetts Proactive...

A little clarification and some history behind Vector Group Charitable Trust

Our history has always had a charitable focus. Back in 2000 we began initiatives under the name DAISYS iNC which focused specifically around women's events and...

CACTUS 2015 1st Day!!

Wow what a turnout! Students, staff and trainers hit the training like they were made for it. Cooks back in the kitchen making sure their hearty...

Te Puke Showdown – National Dance Battle

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

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....

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...

Mighty Mighty CACTUS XI

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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...

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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...

Youth Mentoring and Walking Side by Side, Hand in Hand

Today, Tracey, Parminda and I rocked up to the Legal Structures for Social Enterprise workshop held by Akina Foundation at VentureCentre Tauranga.   Unfortunately, we are saying goodbye to a lot of youth we have grown to...

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

Business and Non-Profit Collaboration in Te Puke

Ben Day from BMINZ dropped off the Safer Teams Health and Safety Package for Vector Group Charitable Trust today. Giles and Hayley from BMINZ have been a huge support to us as a trust and...

Tauranga Youth Development’s 100% Summer 2018 highlights video

Check out Tauranga Youth Development's 100% Summer 2018 highlights video. "We had a sweet summer in the bay!" the team exclaimed. Vector Group Charitable Trust is proud to have worked alongside the 100% Summer crew...

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 what could go wrong. Most days I struggle with the hugeness...

Kiribati Catholic Community welcomed into Vector Group Charitable trust’s community venue.

We opened our doors to the Kiribati Catholic Community today. A large Church family arrived in droves. Lots of laughs, singing, prayer, discussion and a communal meal.  Our children loved this venue because of all setup you...

Whilst we encourage digital enablement and Powering On, Vector Group has effectively implement our Powering-Off initiative.

One mentioned that we "need to get rid of pool table and table tennis tables" I said why? response was "it is annoying as gamers hop off computers and play pool and table tennis instead"....

Mauri – Vector Group Welcomes the Kiribati Te Puke Community

This Sunday, Vector Group Charitable Trust will open its doors wide to the Kiribati Te Puke Community. Indeer, who is himself from Kiribati, had a look through our Te Puke multi purpose community venue today. We...

Tony’s Cafe and Kebabs – Sponsor

Tony, what a guy! We haven't known Tony that long.... but this guy! Tony has got behind us with support in so many ways....

Te Puke High School Save These Dates!

Hope this helps with any Back to School confusion! Feel free to message and ask any questions if you have any! Get excited for an...

#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...

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...

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
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