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Tauranga CBD Tertiary Campus

Living in the Western Bay of Plenty, we are lucky to have beautiful beaches, a relaxed lifestyle, and year-round blue skies. It’s no wonder why Tauranga is one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand. With that growth comes a new journey for Tauranga. Soon our city will also be known for its thriving CBD, vibrant social and cultural scene and world-class university study, all thanks to the opening of the new tertiary campus. The University of Waikato Tauranga CBD campus, which officially...

August 19, 2019

Tauranga Art Gallery

Each year over 11,000 school children visit the Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga as part of the public art programme supported by TECT. During their visit, the children spend time in an exhibition with a trained educator that then inspires them to create their own artwork in The Gallery’s education classroom. Sparking Interest and Innovation Through Art ‘The arts’ is one of the eight key learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. The art programme delivered by The Gallery supports the ...

August 5, 2019

Citizens Advice Bureau

We may be in the information age where answers seem to be just a quick Google search away, but that isn’t stopping people across the Western Bay turning to Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga (CABT) for information and support. And there’s a good reason why. While the internet is a powerful tool, there’s nothing quite like a friendly face, an understanding ear, and some personalised guidance when dealing with a daunting problem. No Question Too Big or Small Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga has...

July 22, 2019

Wairoa River Bridge Cycleway Underway

Work has started on the Wairoa River Bridge cycleway which will complete the final link in the Omokoroa to Tauranga cycle trail.Contractor Brian Perry Civil Limited has set up its construction base on site to attach the 177-metre steel cycleway to the downstream side of the Wairoa Bridge on SH2.Western Bay of Plenty District Council Deputy Chief Executive Gary Allis says the cycle bridge will be completed before Christmas.“This will be the final link of the Omokoroa to Tauranga cycleway and gi...

July 12, 2019

Tauranga City Basketball

A successful hosting bid saw Tauranga City Basketball bring one of the games in a 3-games series of the Tall Black’s vs South Korea to Tauranga in July 2014. TECT funding contributed toward the cost of hosting Korean players in Tauranga, venue hire costs and providing the thousands of local basketball players and fans an opportunity to see our national men’s basketball team in action. The action-packed game created a fun and exciting atmosphere, and the win by the Tall Blacks’ to...

July 10, 2019

Bay Oval

The Bay Oval at Blake Park, Mt Maunganaui took a significant step towards hosting more national and international cricket back in 2010.  Plans were made to expand the facility to feature all aspects required in the New Zealand Cricket WOF to meet the minimum level to play first class cricket. This included public toilets, power, water, changing rooms, BOP Cricket Offices, players viewing areas and more. TECT went into bat for the Oval with a $1 million grant to help make this happen. With a...

July 10, 2019

Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

TECT’s $4 million funding contribution to Baywave was another way the trust demonstrated its commitment to growing our community in a positive way.   Officially known as Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre, the facility located at Mt Maunganui, features a 25m pool, leisure pools, parent and toddler pool, spa, sauna, hydroslide, gym, crèche, café, permanent grandstand seating for 300, and of course the longest wave pool in New Zealand! The Baywave complex is a wonderful facility f...

July 10, 2019

Ngamuwahine Outdoor Education Lodge

Fostering a love of the outdoors is easy when you live in a region like the Western Bay. Making it that much easier is the Ngamuwahine Outdoor Education Lodge. With facilities that focus on educating children on all aspects of the natural environment, while developing confidence, tolerance and perseverance, outdoor pursuits at the Lodge include a high ropes course, abseiling, mountain biking, kayaking, archery, orienteering, target shooting, paintball, tramping and environmental and bush studies...

July 9, 2019

Tauranga Community Housing Trust

Tauranga Community Housing Trust work to improve access to quality, sustainable housing for people with low incomes, unmet housing needs, and special disability access housing.   They provide a facilitation service developing housing solutions for individuals and families by advocating for and implementing new housing models to meet current and future communityneeds.  A $300,000 donation from TECT contributed immensely to the construction of a 14-unit block of affordable housing u...

July 9, 2019

TEDxTauranga

What happens when you bring over 700 people, life-changing stories and live entertainment together in one room? Inspiration, education and fascination are just a few things that come out of such an event, and TEDxTauranga 2019 sure did not disappoint. TED is a non-profit devoted to the philosophy of 'ideas worth spreading' through short, powerful talks. What began in 1984 as talks coverings topics related to 'Technology, Entertainment and Design' soon expanded with its growing popularity to cov...

July 9, 2019

National Jazz Festival

Each year over Easter weekend, the streets of Tauranga come alive with the sound of jazz. Smooth, soulful, lively… it’s a sound hard to describe in words but is brought to life during the National Jazz Festival. Home-grown in Tauranga, the festival is truly a highlight in the city’s calendar of events. TECT was delighted to continue it's 11-year partnership with the Tauranga Jazz Society, with a grant of $65,000 ensuring an exciting mix of events would wow Western Bay residents and vi...

July 9, 2019

Ronald McDonald House

We've all heard of Ronald McDonald House. Their Houses provide a ‘home-away-from-home’, offering families a safe haven to retreat to after a long day on the ward. Established in 1989, Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand supports over 4,000 families throughout New Zealand each year. Last year, 219 families from Tauranga and the Western Bay travelled to Auckland Ronald McDonald Houses. With a total of almost 1,400 nights of accommodation needed throughout the ...

July 9, 2019

House of Science

Concoctions, creations and creepy crawlies galore… science sure does sound fun, especially to kids naturally full of curiosity.  Maintaining that curiosity however is no simple task – especially with a lack of funding and support in primary and intermediate schools for science. House of Science Tauranga aim to change that. The not-for-profit provides science resources to primary schools, education programmes to children aged 5 to 13, and professional development for teachers - ens...

July 9, 2019

Multicultural Tauranga

New Zealand is a country full of Kiwis; Kiwis from all over the Americas, Africa, Europe, Oceania and Asia. Our diversity is what makes our country so great to live in. Ensuring the many migrants that call Tauranga home feel welcomed, settled and recognised in our community is Multicultural Tauranga.The non-profit organisation aims to promote cultural diversity and harmony, helping migrants feel at home in Tauranga through settlement support services, language classes, newcomer coffee mornings, ...

July 9, 2019

SociaLink

In 2017, TECT approved multi-year  funding towards SociaLink's service delivery and operating costs.  SociaLink, an umbrella orgnisation that supports the social sector, aims to facilitate collaboration, support organisational development, offer mentoring programmes and undertake research to help identify needs and gaps in the community. With a rapidly expanding population in the Western Bay of Plenty, the social service sector has been experiencing an ever-increasing demand for its se...

June 6, 2019

AIMS Games

The Anchor AIMS GAMES is a sporting championship that provides 11, 12 and 13 year olds with an opportunity to compete in nineteen different sports as individuals or as part of a team. The aim of the event is to provide opportunities for middle year students to compete at an elite level, be active, celebrate fair play and enjoy success.  The spirit of the games is exemplified by the large number of participants and supporters irrespective of the schools region, context or size.The event is a...

June 6, 2019

Waipuna Hospice

For over 20 years Waipuna Hospice has provided palliative care services and support to local patients and families coping with terminal illness.  After a successful trial of a day services clinic, and demand created by increased referrals, the trust decided that a full day services wing would enable the Hospice to permanently offer a day services clinic five days a week. TECT’s grant of $1.8 Million helped build a new wing in 2015, including clinical and medical procedure rooms, lounge an...

June 6, 2019

Recreate NZ

Going out for dinner and bowling with friends – it’s a normal weekend activity that lets us get out the house to socialise, relax and have some fun.But for many young people with disabilities, the opportunity to do that doesn’t exist.Recreate NZ is changing this, offering youth with intellectual disabilities a chance of normality through a range of adventure, recreation, social and education programmes.From evenings out to multi-day camping adventures, the programmes work towards reducing ...

June 6, 2019

Envirohub

The fight for our native birds is in full force, and it’s bringing our communities together. Predator Free Bay of Plenty is a community-led, backyard trapping initiative, aiming to bring native wildlife back to our neighbourhoods and help make New Zealand predator free by 2050. It might seem like a lofty goal, but with 25 million native birds killed by introduced predators every year, it’s one that people are quickly rallying around to give our native species a fighting chance. The programme...

June 6, 2019

Triathlon Tauranga

While kids are growing up, it’s common to put them in as many sports as possible to see which one sticks. A strong performer? Try dance. Loves kicking a ball around? How about football. For those kids that enjoy hitting the pool in the summer, riding their bike to school, and running around the playground, a sport that ticks all the boxes is triathlon. Triathlon has been gaining popularity worldwide with its appealing variety, close-knit community, and accessibility to anyone, no matter their ...

June 6, 2019

TECT All Terrain Park

With over 1650HA of all terrain playground, the TECT All Terrain Park is truly a unique spot showcasing everything we love about our region; a beautifully expansive environment and its many recreational opportunities. TECT All Terrain Park was recognised this year as the nation's best park, winning the supreme award in the inaugural Best of Parks Green Flag Award by Recreation Aotearoa. And it’s no wonder why.Adventure and Fun for All With public tracks for walking and mountain biking, equestr...

June 6, 2019

Vote of Confidence for Increased Granting Towards Transformational Community Projects

A recent consultation of TECT beneficiaries has shown over 40% are keen to see the amount distributed to the community by the trust be increased. The consultation related to a special dividend of $21M which offered a unique opportunity to consult with consumers on different ways they might like to see these funds distributed. Over 7,000 submissions were received on the three options proposed by trustees, with feedback showing 41% were open to increasing distributions towards community initiative...

May 31, 2019

TECT Announces New Rebate Payment Options

Eligible TECT beneficiaries now have the option to receive their TECT rebate direct into their bank account. The change means rebates will no longer be paid via cheque. The new payment method is one of three options available to beneficiaries to receive the rebate. Options also include having the rebate credited to their Trustpower power account or gifted to the Acorn Foundation Vital Impact Fund. Beneficiaries can select their preferred payment option via the Trustpower website through their My...

April 24, 2019

TECT Announces Special Distribution

The TECT Trustees have agreed to distribute an unexpected windfall of $21M to consumers. This distribution is in addition to TECT’s regular annual rebate and has been made possible through a special dividend from its Trustpower shareholding.   Whilst the policy for normal distributions sees approximately 80% go direct to eligible consumers and the balance go towards the grants programme, given this unique opportunity, the TECT Trustees are seeking feedback on three potential distribu...

April 18, 2019

Tauranga RDA Celebrate Double the Support

There’s nothing quite like a week filled with good news.TECT has just signed off another $70,000 in funding for Tauranga Riding for the Disabled (RDA), ensuring they can keep up their amazing work.Providing equestrian therapy for children and adults who are challenged by physical, mental and cognitive difficulties, Tauranga RDA offer an invaluable service to our community, changing lives one trot at a time through a range of programmes.Programmes are designed to develop and nurture confidence,...

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