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...

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...

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...

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Expression of Interest in Animation

Let us know if you would be interested in an animation workshop/event held in Te Puke. We have been planning some exciting workshops and you know we have a passion for film. Let us know via facebook PM or via email...

#HP48HOURS Film Finals at Baycourt

On Saturday September 2, the films made during the Bay of Plenty hp48hour competition this last weekend will be screened at Baycourt. It was down to the wire for many of the teams competing, with some arriving at the finish line with...

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...

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 challenge. The showmanship, collaboration, thought and...

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 have here. The kids were not...

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 Term Plan. Outcome Belonging, inclusion, relationship, diversity, celebration. What’s in the name https://www.vectorgroup.org.nz/2017/01/28/whats-in-the-name/ The Why, the How and the What of Vector...

Donate? We are grateful to those who aid us in building healthy community

As a not-for-profit organisation, Vector Group Charitable Trust, relies on your business support, sponsors and personal donations. In order for us to be sustainable and grow as a community, we need your help in building healthy community in Te Puke and surrounding districts. Did you...

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 Trustpower, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the community at the Waihi Beach RSA to hear...

Enjoy your weekend

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

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 workshop is...

#HP48HOURS Film Finals at Baycourt

On Saturday September 2, the films made during the Bay of Plenty hp48hour competition this last weekend will be screened at Baycourt. It was down to the...
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Hugs, hugs and more hugs. CACTUS is complete. Now for graduation!

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Learn to Sew Workshops Coming to Te Puke

We will be launching some sewing classes in Te Puke very soon for those keen to learn on industrial sewing machines. If you would...

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...

Mighty Mighty CACTUS XI

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Police Vetting

Vector Group Charitable Trust (VGCT) is registered with the New Zealand Police to have personnel of the organisation, its Associations and their Clubs checked...

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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 Shirt...

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...

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...

Collaboration can be a dirty word

Since its birth in 1996, New Zealand’s Mixed Members Proportional (MMP) system hasn’t had a flying start. There is a reason for its dysfunction....

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...

#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...

Happy Chinese New Year 春节快乐

As we head in to February (15-21), keep an eye out for Chinese celebrations as they head into their New Year, For Chinese, 2018...
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