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Help Still Available for Victims of Family Violence During Lockdown

While the rate of infections slows, hidden victims of the lockdown grow—those living with family violence. Trapped in homes with their abusers, they are isolated from their friends and extended family, and may experience violence happening more often, more severely or taking different forms. The lockdown has seen an increase in new referrals to Tauranga Living Without Violence, an agency whose primary focus is the safety and wellbeing of women and children. Their team have been working rem...

April 20, 2020

Funding from Rapid Response Fund a Welcome Relief for Community Groups

A new fund established by local funders has paid out its first round of grants this week, supporting community groups who are experiencing increased demand and/or funding shortfall as a result of COVID-19. The twelve community groups have received a total of $76,869 in funding from the Rapid Response Fund, established by TECT, Acorn Foundation, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council. The community groups supported include Tauranga Living Without Violence, Street Kai, Tauranga Community Foodbank, Emp...

April 16, 2020

TECT Rescue Helicopter Adapting to Protect Community During Lockdown

The streets may be quieter, the bike tracks empty, and the parks abandoned. But unfortunately, accidents still happen. From rolled cars, to serious medical events, one charity working through the COVID-19 lockdown to ensure we can all get to the hospital quickly and safely is the TECT Rescue Helicopter. While the service is still fully operational, new precautionary measures are being taken to protect the safety and wellbeing of our local crew and their patients. The Intensive Care Paramedics n...

April 8, 2020

Western Bay of Plenty Funders Collaborate for Rapid Response COVID-19 Fund

Funders in the Western Bay of Plenty have come together to establish a new Rapid Response Fund to support community groups who are experiencing increased demand and/or funding shortfall as a result of COVID-19. The funders, who have committed to pool from their current granting reserves a total of $600,000 in funding, include TECT, BayTrust, Acorn Foundation and Tauranga City Council. “Through this funding we will support those community groups protecting and caring for the most vulnerable i...

April 2, 2020

Tauranga Arts Festival

Whether you wanted to be wowed by aerial acrobatics, watch a laugh-out-loud funny play, or have your heart strings pulled by beautiful singing performance, with music, theatre, workshops and so much more, there was something for everyone at the Tauranga Arts Festival in 2019. The Tauranga Arts Festival is well established in the Tauranga Moana community, providing experiences that expand minds, delight audiences and touch all corners of the community since 1999 with the Festival happen...

March 3, 2020

Te Puna Community Kindergarten

Kindergartens are a place to learn, grow and play; providing children with the opportunity to practice essential social, emotional, and problem-solving skills that will be used throughout their life. For children at Te Puna Kindergarten, a brand-new facility will set the stage for a life-long love of learning thanks to its purpose-built design. Funding for New Facility After a major road transport development planned for the Tauranga Northern Link expressway to be built through their old site...

February 26, 2020

Scholarships Awarded to University of Waikato Tauranga Campus Students

Over twenty University of Waikato Tauranga campus students gathered last night to celebrate receiving scholarships generously donated by the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable Trust (TTCCT) and Acorn Foundation. Key funders of the campus development, Tauranga City Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and TECT supported the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable Trust to fund three scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $23,000 per year, for twenty students to study at the University of Wa...

February 24, 2020

The Elms

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga is a place like no other, where you can step back in time and learn about the rich history and significance of its buildings and gardens. The heritage site, known originally as Otamataha pā, was the landing place of ancestral waka and home to a thriving Māori community. In the 1830s, it became a place of contact between Māori and Pākehā as missionaries expanded their work in the Bay of Plenty. The beautiful Georgian house was built on the site in 1847 for Reveren...

February 18, 2020

Finalists Announced for TECT Community Awards

TECT is proud to announce the finalists for the TECT Community Awards, which celebrate the community groups, volunteers and young changemakers who are helping make the Western Bay of Plenty one of the greatest places to live. The awards will be held at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on 19 March and will see finalists vying for six main awards: Event Excellence, Sustainable Future, Diversity and Inclusion, Rising Star, Youth Spirit and Volunteer of the Year. A Lifetime Service Award winner wi...

January 31, 2020

Sport Bay of Plenty

Throwing, jumping, catching, kicking. Since 2011 Sport Bay of Plenty’s GO4it programme has helped thousands of primary school students develop the fundamental movement skills that enable them to be active for life. Funded by TECT, the programme is closely linked to the New Zealand Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Years 1 to 6. GO4it educators visit participating Western Bay of Plenty schools to deliver fun physical games and activities during P.E. class time and help teachers with...

January 28, 2020

Film Bay of Plenty

With enchanting forests, pristine lakes, golden beaches, and geothermal wonderlands, the Bay of Plenty has every backdrop you could possibly imagine. Being such a diverse region, offering an incredible variety of environments, the Bay of Plenty is a gem that should be highlighted on the world-stage as a go-to destination for film production. Ensuring the region gets its time in the spotlight is Film Bay of Plenty. Promoting the Bay to the international and national screen media industry, Film B...

January 21, 2020

Katch Katikati

As the mural town of New Zealand, Katikati has much to offer as a destination. Now, with a new creative arts centre, The Arts Junction, Katikati is becoming known as a destination not just for its murals, but all forms of art. The Arts Junction is a multi-purpose facility, where arts and information live—home to a visitor information centre, exhibition space and a theatre. A Bright Welcoming Space What used to be the old library is now a bright, welcoming space open 7 days a week to the ...

December 16, 2019

The Incubator Creative Hub

Creativity and creation, telling your story and the story of others, expressing emotion and bringing out emotion in others; art is an experience which encompasses so much, it’s hard to know how best to describe it in words. What we do know is that art and culture build community wellbeing, allowing everyone to participate regardless of background or socio-economic status. This in turn builds strength and resilience in a community, providing a vitality and richness of experience that is essenti...

December 11, 2019

TECT Sole Sponsor of Rescue Helicopter

TECT, longtime supporter of the Bay of Plenty Coastal rescue helicopter service, have recently become sole naming right sponsor. Formerly known as the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter it will now be known as the TECT Rescue Helicopter. ‘We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with TECT, an organisation with a purpose we both believe and share in – to service and strengthen the community by making a positive difference," says Vanessa Richmond, Group Manager. TECT have comm...

November 29, 2019

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

No one deserves to go hungry, especially children.  It’s an unfortunate reality that in New Zealand, one in five children live in households with food insecurity. A lack of nutritious food can impact a child’s well-being; adversely affecting their health, education and development. Ensuring no-one goes hungry, whether child or adult, is the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Six nights a week a dedicated team of volunteers pack up a custom-made van with soup, sandwiches, Milo, juice, an...

November 28, 2019

Papamoa Swimming Club

Swimming is more than just a sport; it is a life skill everyone should learn. While some life skills can be taught easily in a lesson or two, swimming is one life skill that takes years of practice, repetition, and consistency to retain. Providing regular swimming lessons, from 5 years up to competitive squad training is the Papamoa Swimming Club. The Club operates the only community pool in the Papamoa region. With a growing population of over 20,000 living close to the water, it is vital that...

November 21, 2019

Graeme Dingle Foundation Bay of Plenty

Teen Brylee Comer used to be so shy, even ordering food from a restaurant was daunting. “I couldn’t go up and talk to strangers and the idea of public speaking was my worst nightmare. My shyness was affecting my day-to-day life.” Now, the teen is a changed person. Comer, 18, is looking forward to studying a Bachelor of Business in Wellington, runs the Gay Straight Alliance at her school, and even recently emceed an event in front of hundreds of people. “I’ve completely come out of my ...

November 13, 2019

Understanding Our Community to Shape Our Future

Acorn Foundation, TECT, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council are teaming up to carry out a new research project that looks at the geographic communities in Tauranga: who is in them, and what are their needs, wants and aspirations for their neighbourhood and the wider city.The research, called ‘Vital Update – Tauranga’, is a community check-up that measures the well-being of communities and identifies significant trends in a range of areas critical to quality of life.  Tauranga Mayor Ten...

November 12, 2019

Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service

There’s nothing quite like the sand between your toes, the sun on your back and the surf beneath your feet. We are lucky that, here in the Western Bay, we have pristine beaches like Mount Maunganui to enjoy our summer days out on the water or relaxing by the shore. And looking out for our safety, while we enjoy our beach days, is the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service. The Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service has protected the local beaches and Mauao for more than 90 years; patrolling the stretch...

November 4, 2019

St John

Every one of us at some point in life will need, or know someone who needs, help from the St John Ambulance. Their life-saving service responds quickly to accidents and emergencies, ensuring our loved ones come home safe. Whether it’s a car crash or life-threatening incident such as a heart attack or stroke, the St John Ambulance Service in Tauranga is there to help, treating and transporting approximately 20,000 people a year. St John also provide many other vital services in our community s...

October 23, 2019

TECT Community Awards Launched

The new TECT Community Awards have now been officially launched.  These awards will be a celebration of individuals and groups who contribute to making the Western Bay of Plenty one of the greatest places to live. TECT Chairperson Bill Holland says the awards have been established to showcase the generosity of skills and spirit that happens in our sub-region. “Through the application process for TECT funding, we get to see and hear about good, interesting and exciting initiatives and prog...

October 21, 2019

Good Neighbour

We all want to be a good neighbour; whether it’s a friendly wave across the street or keeping a spare door key on hand, looking out for each other is all part of living in a community. Good Neighbour Aotearoa Trust have devised a way for Tauranga locals to be the ultimate good neighbour by providing practical opportunities to support one another. Whether its distributing 2 tonnes of rescued food daily to local community groups, delivering firewood to those in need, carrying out backyard proje...

October 9, 2019

Brain Injured Children Trust

It’s something every parent wants. No preference for a boy or a girl, just that their baby is healthy and happy. For many parents around New Zealand, it’s an unexpected and anguish-ridden reality that their child is born with or sustains from an accident a brain injury or severe developmental delay. Having a child with a disability is a life-long journey, one that can often feel like a battle. Families experience immense stress, anxiety and oftentimes guilt; wanting the best for their child...

October 2, 2019

Community Conservation Boosted Thanks to TECT Support

Penguins, kiwi’s, forests, weta’s and frogs are just some of the beneficiaries of a fantastic boost to community conservation, thanks to TECT. TECT have just approved a funding application to the collective sum of $300,000 over two years, across eight community conservation groups. “We’re delighted to see how much Bay Conservation Alliance (BCA) have grown in the year since their launch and are happy to announce we have just approved a new collaborative funding application which BCA play...

September 20, 2019

LiteClub

We all need to do our bit for the environment. Whether it’s recycling, using reusable bags, or switching to LED lightbulbs; every small step makes a difference. One place that has lots of lightbulbs for lighting and rubbish for recycling is your local sports club. It might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you head out to play golf or tennis, but the everyday running costs for electricity, water and waste quickly add up, leaving less money going towards what matters most – sport...

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