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 /...

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...

#HP48HOURS Competition Kicks Off

The hp 48 hour competition kicked off with great excitement in the Bay of Plenty on Friday night with over 20 local teams registered.  There...

Featured Articles

Te Puke Baptist church gets behind our after school Table Tennis Initiative

A big huge thankyou to Te Puke Baptist church and their support in funding toward some table tennis gear. Next month we launch after school "social" Table Tennis (High School Students). Held every Monday afternoon after school -- except school holidays. We...

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...

The former Te Puke RSA will now be home to the Vector Group Charitable Trust and its youth programmes.

A building that once honoured the families of Te Puke's past will be given a new lease of life as a venue for the town's youth - and the community is being invited to lend a financial hand. The old Te Puke...

Celebrating creativity, learning and diversity

Vector Group Charitable Trust had the privilege of hosting the team from Arohanui Trust - Te Puke today in our community venue on Oxford Street. While some played a game of pool, others played ping pong alongside others who listened to...

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...

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 us in our Why. Belonging forms us into who we are as individuals and as community—we are the...

Thankyou Tauranga Squash (Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre)

Thankyou to Tauranga Squash (Murray at Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre) via Michelle from Bennetts Proactive for the red chairs and white tables. Look forward to future collaboration and inspired by your setup.

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 towards Te Puke Youth Initiatives

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...

Te Puke Baptist church gets behind our after school Table Tennis Initiative

A big huge thankyou to Te Puke Baptist church and their support in funding toward some table tennis gear. Next month we launch after school "social"...

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 and nail...
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Te Puke’s After School Social Table Tennis Club on Mondays, 3pm onwards at The Loft

Come down after school this coming Monday at 3.30pm onwards... for social table tennis 😉 Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/215324738965179/ Where: The Loft - 16 Oxford Street, Te Puke Vector...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

Latest Articles

National Dance Battle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ezTh1ZnHMg A shout to all those who competed in the Te Puke National Dance Battle, those who attended the event, the financial backers...

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! The official Pink...

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...

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

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 to Police. “More than 60 years on from the first 111 call,...

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

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

Te Puke Vigil unifies community in the wake of the Christchurch Mosque shootings

Thank you to everyone who showed their support and care in our community tonight. A give-a-little page has also been setup to support the victims of the attack, you can find it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Official Te Puke Public Showing of Short Film “Pick Up”

Vector Group Charitable Trust initiative - Te Puke Film, will showcase their short film "Pick Up" prior to the showing of Guardians of the Galaxy,...

Vector Group Charitable Trust Website is Live!

Heya Te Puke Community, just letting you all know our website is live. It has been an amazing journey thus far and welcome you all...

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...
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