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...

Is this the single most defining trait of great leaders?

A while ago I read this article that really inspired me. I can most definitely identify with the statement that "All great leaders, from...

Cornerstone Design – Sponsor

A big shout out to Amy Cumming and co. aka Cornerstone Design. Appreciate you guys supporting local community and in particular toward some of our...

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Te Puke 20 Year Development Plan

click a link to download a pdf. If you don't have Adobe PDF Reader you can down load it for free here: A public consultation process for Council’s Draft Te Puke Town Centre Plan was held between December 2005 and February 2006....

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

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

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

#00FF00 Green is for Go! Coding Taster a Success – A first in Te Puke

Vector Group Charitable Trust flung their doors wide open today by making available to Te Puke and surrounding district residents, a MAd.Ventures event, a Learn to Code Taster for kids ages 8-13. Booked Out Online! at 30 registrations, 3 apologies and 23...

Enjoy your weekend

Have a great and safe Labour weekend, from the team at Vector Group Charitable Trust

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,...

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...

Waiāri Water Supply Scheme

Tauranga is growing and we need to provide core infrastructure to cope with the increase in our population. View Full Documentation Waiari Fact Sheet 1 Oct 17 Waiari FAQs Oct 17 The coastal strip from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa is predicted to be Tauranga’s highest growth area –...

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 you fill...

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...

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. Like vision,...
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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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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...

Thankyou Te Puke Baptist Church

Just wanted to say another thankyou to Te Puke Baptist church and their funding our table tennis tables. We began doing after school table...

Congratulations CACTUS participants on completing CACTUS XI

Wow! the challenges you guys and gals have faced over the last 8 weeks. Time again you push through, growing in leadership and teamwork....

Scholarship Kudos for Brooke

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

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...

National Dance Battle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ezTh1ZnHMg A shout to all those who competed in the Te Puke...
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