Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2018

Vector Group Charitable Trust would like to wish you all a very merry new year and a continued, safe, and fun holiday season. Thankyou,...

Thankyou Te Puke Library

Thankyou to Te Puke Library for the donated conference tables. Our conference room is shaping up thanks to your generosity and we will make...

CACTUS XI Graduation Tributes – Haka and Waiata

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Thank You to our Funders, Sponsors and Supporters

Thank you to our chief sponsor financially to date Soteria Trust. Before we even began our projects and community center, youth development programs and creatives, it was you who believed in us, by seed funding us $10,000 in early 2017. Without...

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,...

COVID-19 Te Puke District Website Launched

Hi friends and family of Vector Group. We have launched a COVID-19 Te Puke FYI website https://covid19tepuke.fyi/ to help our Te Puke Region residents find info to frequently asked questions and COVID related matters that impact our communities....

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...

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 all had a merry Christmas and enjoyed spending time with friends and family over the holiday season.   The...

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 quiet but very spectacular success in addressing the related problems of youth unemployment and youth crime over...

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...

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 Group Charitable...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

Outlook for Someday Free Film Making Workshop in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Vector Group Charitable Trust will host a free filmmaking workshop for youth put on by The Outlook for Someday crew. We are excited and...

Our intended outcome should always be to improve the standards that our young people are forced to live in daily.

Isaac Gunson’s thoughts on the Te Puke Youth Hub Core values:         Honest – in all of our affairs, we must be honest, and seek no...

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COVID-19 Te Puke District Website Launched

Hi friends and family of Vector Group. We have launched a COVID-19 Te Puke FYI website https://covid19tepuke.fyi/ to help our Te Puke Region residents find info to frequently asked questions and COVID...

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...

BMINZ – Sponsor

The day we met Giles and team we clicked. BMINZ got right behind us and together we are venturing down a road not often...

Vector Group Charitable Trust submission to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council Long Term Plan 2018/2028

18 April 2018 Vector Group Charitable Trust submission to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council Long Term Plan 2018/2028 We thank you for the opportunity...

The Loft Official News! VGCT’s newly acquired youth venue will be themed “Industrial Chic”

Vector Group Charitable Trust is theming their newly acquired youth venue they call "The Loft" with a creative and modern "Industrial Chic" flavour. Anyone with...

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...

Setting up the Pop-Up Ball Shop

Today we began setting up the pop-up ball shop for Te Puke high school students.
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