How Te Puke’s goodness grows

Te Puke has stopped vibrating. “It's great!” says Mark Boyle, managing director of Te Puke Economic Development Group and the un-anointed high priest of...

Hugs, hugs and more hugs. CACTUS is complete. Now for graduation!

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Learn to Code Taster Workshop in Te Puke

Vector Group Charitable Trust and MAD.ventures collaborate to bring you Te Puke's first learn-to-code workshop. There is no doubt that the future is digital! This Learn-to-Code...

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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 you fill out contacts form so we can get in touch with updates. cheers!! We are aiming to...

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,...

Te Puke Showdown – National Dance Battle

A WBOPDC funded Te Puke COLAB YED project. A Creative Communities funded project. A Te Puke Baptist Church (Oktoberfest) funded project Digital Print sponsored by SignCentre...

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,...

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...

Te Puke: Plant & Food Research

Te Puke is the base of New Zealand’s $1 billion kiwifruit industry. Our Te Puke site works closely with ZESPRI and is home to our kiwifruit breeding programme andour extensive kiwifruit germplasm collection. Key Facts ~40 staff 40 ha research orchard Cool...

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. We will be running two CACTUS programmes in 2017. The first will commence on Wednesday May the...

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...

Counting Down! Pop-Up Ball Shop

The Ball is this weekend, huge thanks to community donations with dresses, suits, ties, shoes and jewelry thus far. We have ten girls coming in on...

Why Youth? and what makes Vector Group Charitable Trust different

Let us begin with some remarkable attributes that can be found in youth. Firstly, would be passion for fun creativity and a longing to be connected....
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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...

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...

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...

‘How to’ tools

The Youth Mentoring Network, with support from the Ministry of Youth Development are proud to bring you How-to Tools for Mentors. We will add...

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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...

One Chance Youth Awards

The annual OneChance Youth Awards are back for 2019! Now in its 3rd year, the awards will...

Statement of Intent – VGCT, Annual and Long Term Plan

Statement of Intent - (working document). Vector Group Charitable Trust - Philanthropic B2Business B2Non-Profit B2Youth Alignment to the Western Bay of Plenty Short and Long...

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...

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...

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...
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