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...

SEEKA Te Puke Float Parade 2017 Theme: Formula One Champion Denny Hulme – Te Puke Christmas Parade 2017

SEEKA Te Puke Float Parade 2017 Theme: Formula One Champion Denny Hulme #tepukegoodnessgrowshere Official Photography and Video Credit: Steve Fawcett and Lochie Barton Vector...

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...

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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...

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.

#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...

The mentoring role

Settings for Mentoring Most mentoring models will involve matching older volunteers with young people, the specific focus being to build a relationship of respect and trust. One-to-One Mentoring One volunteer adult enters into a relationship with one young person. Mentors tend to...

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 welcome any youth interested in film to rock up to our youth creatives in Te Puke. We...

Te Puke A & P Show

This is NZ's FIRST camp in Tractor pull event. Bring your tent and make a weekend of it. Setup on Friday so get along and have some fun!! The Young Grower of the Year Competition will again be a feature of the...

Creativity allows others to do things even if you disagree with them

I recently read an article on CNBC on "Why Mark Zuckerberg lets Facebook workers do things he disagrees with". And to be honest, love Zuckerberg's approach on engineering freedom.  "I actually think the most important thing is what decisions and what processes...

Maketu Pies Sponsor Te Puke Film for the second year in a row!

Wow! Maketu Pies you have blown us away yet again with your generosity. Last year Maketu Pies sponsored Te Puke Film, aka Candy Floss Clouds Productions during the 2017 HP48Hours Short Film Competition. This week we heard from Maketu Pies that they...

Tony’s Cafe and Kebabs – Sponsor

Tony, what a guy! We haven't known Tony that long.... but this guy! Tony has got behind us with support in so many ways. We are...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

Te Puke Skate Park, Skateboard, Scooter and Bmx Competition

Its Saturday! and look who showed up for the first Skate Competition held in Te Puke since the grand opening of the new skate...

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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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...

We Got Behind Tony’s Cafe and Built Him a Website

As you know, we do things differently at VGCT. At our heart is philanthropy and our passion is to bring together Te Puke Business,...

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...

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...

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...

Te Puke Youth To Business Survey

We invite all Te Puke Business and Organisations, to fill out our youth survey. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime. https://goo.gl/forms/3iMkVu8b5vEBu4Bf2 
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