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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

Anchor AIMS Games

Sport is first and foremost about fun. Bringing the ultimate in sporting fun and competition to Tauranga is the Anchor AIMS Games. The Anchor AIMS Games is a sporting championship like no other, providing the opportunity for Year 7 and 8 students to compete against the best in their age in 23 different sports, as individuals or as part of a team. A highlight of the year for 11, 12 and 13-year olds around the country, the aim of the event is to provide opportunities for students to compete at an ...

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 reducin...

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.A Collaborativ...

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.A Popular Sport Triathlon has been gaining popularity worldwide with its appealing variety, close-knit community, and accessibility to anyone, n...

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,...

February 26, 2019

Surf Club Celebrates Significant TECT Grant

As far as TECT grants go, this one will have long-reaching, life-saving benefits. TECT has just announced an $800,000 contribution to both the Mount Maunganui and Papamoa surf clubs for their respective building projects, just as the new patrol season starts. Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service’s new landmark building is in the final stages of construction and should be fully operational by February.  With $300,000 coming in this latest announcement, it takes the total TECT contribution to ...

October 23, 2018

Scholarships Up for Grabs at New Tauranga Campus

With the University of Waikato’s CBD campus beginning to take shape, it’s not just cutting an impressive figure on Tauranga’s city-scape. The future also looks brighter for tertiary students opting to study in the Bay, thanks to a new series of scholarships generously donated by the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable Trust (TTCCT). Key funders of the campus development, Tauranga City Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and TECT have supported the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable Tr...

July 26, 2018

2018 TECT Trustee Election - Candidates Announced

It’s election time again for TECT and the trust has again appointed Warwick Lampp from electionz.com Ltd as its independent returning officer to manage the process. The trust is administered by six trustees, with three trustees retiring by rotation every two years. Nominations closed for the 2018 TECT election at midday Friday 1st June. Independent Returning Officer, Warwick Lampp, says that this year there has again been strong interest in the election with 19 candidates nominated for the thr...

June 1, 2018

Blessing Marks Milestone for TECT Community Hub

A new Community Business Hub, led by TECT, has reached a significant milestone. A dawn karakia to mark the beginning of site preparation for the building at the Historic Village has been followed by the start of the enabling works. The ceremony was led by the elders of Ngāi Tamarāwaho and focused on acknowledging CBC Construction Ltd and those who will be working on the site. TECT has purchased land within the Village grounds from the Tauranga City Council to build the Hub, and ...

March 28, 2017

New Cyclist Bridges for Tauranga City

Two new $285,000 cyclist and pedestrian bridges built over a stream at either end of the Takitumu Toll Road are part of the plan to create a commuter hub around the city.One of the bridges was built at the State Highway 29 end of the toll road and the other crosses the Kopurererua Stream near Birch Ave and the Historic Village.  That means people could park at the Historic Village to bike or walk through the Kopurererua Valley and link up with existing cycle trails in The Lakes subdivision....

March 28, 2017

New TECT Trustees Announced

The results of the 2016 TECT Trustee Election have been confirmed by Independent Returning Officer, Warwick Lampp from Electionz.com Ltd. The three successful candidates are Bill Holland, Amanda Sutcliffe and Natalie Bridges.Results 2016 Trustee ElectionElection of THREE (3) trustees HOLLAND, Bill10,837SUTCLIFFE, Amanda5,952BRIDGES, Natalie4,734 CAMERON, John4,391        TULLOCH, Bob3,576POINTON, Raimarie3,576RUDDUCK-GUDSELL, Tracey2,854RHODES, Hylton2,669PENN...

July 22, 2016

TECT Grants $1 million for Iconic Bridge

TECT is making a funding grant of $1 million for the construction of an iconic walkway and cycleway bridge across the Wairoa River.The bridge is a key component of the approximate $8 million Omokoroa to Tauranga cycleway project. This is one of a number of sub-regional links which form the Western Bay and Tauranga City Cycleways Programmes, supported by the NZ Transport Agency and is part of a $17 million package of cycling and walking projects to be rolled out in the region over the next three ...

April 18, 2016

Community Hub Proposed for Historic Village

TECT is proposing to build a community hub at the Tauranga Historic Village. The concept involves housing community organisations in a centralised fit-for-purpose administration facility.  TECT proposes to purchase land within the Village grounds from Council on which to erect the building, and partly develop some adjoining green space for communal Village use.  The intention is for the community hub to be managed by a separate trust. TECT General Manager Wayne Werder said the trust ha...

November 23, 2015

TECT Gives Boost to Kopurererua Valley

TECT has confirmed a grant of $175,000 to the Kopurererua Valley Rotary Centennial Trust for a project that will improve public access into the valley. Kopurererua Valley Rotary Centennial Trust Chair Mark Dean said the funding would be used to build two bridges to complete the north-south link, increasing accessibility from the Lakes right through to Birch and 17th Avenues. “Kopurererua Valley is a beautiful area and I’m very grateful that TECT is helping us to make this unique na...

November 16, 2015

TECT Support New St John Building

TECT has announced its support for the St John Building Project Trust, confirming a $2,034,000 funding grant. The St John Building Project Trust was formed by the businesses within the ANZ Centre, 247 Cameron Road, to facilitate the re-configuring of the current St John Building in 17th Avenue.  The businesses within the 247 Cameron Road building, compromising Cooney Lees Morgan, ANZ, KPMG, Staples Rodway, Rothbury Finance, Key Market Research, Bayleys Real Estate, Aurecon and Elizabet...

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