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Nominations Closing Soon For TECT Community Awards

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 9:07 am | TECT

Nominations for the TECT Community Awards will close soon on Friday 29 October 2021 and can be made at www.tect.org.nz/community-awards-2022 . TECT Marketing and Communications Manager Laura Thomson-Bache says she is seeing many great nominations come through ... More >>

Katikati Festival Of Arts To Light Up Town In October

Monday, 27 September 2021, 1:36 pm | TECT

Katikati, an arty town half an hour north of Tauranga, is celebrating the Arts with its month-long Festival of Arts in October – albeit on a reduced scale due to Alert Level restrictions. Since 2006, the New Zealand Mural Contest and Festival of Arts ... More >>

Sailability Tauranga Offers Many Opportunities For Disabled Sailor

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 9:38 am | TECT

For 43-year-old Dennis Young, living with Left Hemiparesis can have its challenges. “I am paralysed down the left-hand side of my body; it affects my walk, I can’t run as fast, I can’t stretch my left arm out, and I haven’t got as good a grip ... More >>

New Security System Protects Park From Crime

Monday, 19 July 2021, 8:46 am | TECT

Volunteers at Te Puna Quarry Park are feeling a great sense of relief and reassurance now a new security system has been installed following a series of thefts. The volunteer-run park, which is open year-round and is free for the public to visit, sees thousands ... More >>

Kapahaka Regionals Sees Four Teams Qualify For Nationals

Friday, 16 July 2021, 8:57 am | TECT

The Te Haka a Toi - Mataatua me Tākitimu ki Tauranga Secondary School Regional Kapahaka was held last Friday, seeing thousands flock to the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre to connect and be inspired by powerful performances. 12 school teams from ... More >>

Play Brings Colour, Culture, And A Vulture To Tauranga

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 11:50 am | TECT

It was a weekend filled with laughs, wonder and intrigue at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, with over 800 people gathering to watch Indian Ink’s powerful play ‘Paradise or the Impermanence Ice Cream’. As audiences settled into their seats ... More >>

New School Playground Developed With Student Input

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 9:16 am | TECT

A new school playground at Tahatai Coast School has been a big hit with students and the wider Papamoa community, thanks to significant student input and funding from TECT. The playground, which was completed in December 2020, features slides, ... More >>

Kidz Need Dadz Working To Support New Fathers

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:08 am | TECT

It's an exciting time in life becoming a new dad. But it can also be a daunting one, with the family dynamic changing forever. But what is well known is that from early pregnancy through to the first parenting months, an involved father can support ... More >>

TECT Comment On Trustpower Retail Business Sale

Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:40 am | TECT

Trustpower has today announced the conditional sale of its gas, telecommunications, and retail electricity supply business to Mercury NZ Limited for $441 million. This follows Trustpower’s announcement in January that it was undertaking a strategic ... More >>

Helping The Not-for-profit Sector Grow With Good Governance

Monday, 21 June 2021, 9:14 am | TECT

It takes a lot to run a business, and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations are no different. But much of what keeps things running isn't just the day-to-day operations, but the governance happening behind the scenes. Governance in NFPs is increasingly ... More >>

School Recycling Programme Fun For Students

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 9:05 am | TECT

It’s been an exciting week for students at Pyes Pa School. A delivery of 27 plants has arrived as a reward for their recycling efforts – all part of the Paper4Trees programme they have been involved in since 2002. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2106/ab89c6c5fa0ca57c4c0d.jpeg" ... More >>

New Role Helping Young People In Katikati Find Their Way Forward

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 8:33 am | TECT

Leaving school can be a daunting experience for any young person. But for some, lack of confidence and skills, poor public transport, and a feeling of disconnect from the community leaves them feeling lost and unsure of where to turn to. In Katikati, ... More >>

$2.3 Million In TECT Funding Approved For Community Groups

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 9:02 am | TECT

It's been a big month for TECT funding, with the local trust approving around $2.3 million in grants towards a wide range of facilities and initiatives in our region. From a pontoon and playground equipment to a new surf rescue base and multipurpose ... More >>

Online Support Service Makes Asking For Help Easier

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 8:49 am | TECT

An online social and wellbeing support service launched in Hamilton during Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown will soon be coming to the Western Bay of Plenty. 'Here to help u' enables people to access a wide range of free support by submitting one help request ... More >>

Recovery Fund Reaches Funding Milestone

Friday, 14 May 2021, 8:42 am | TECT

The WBOP COVID-19 Recovery Fund has funded 16 community groups in the past eight months with over $360,000 in funding. It brings the total funded since its inception to over $770,000. The successful recipients include Brave Hearts, Life Education ... More >>

New Sensory Spaces Opened At Tauranga Special School

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 8:55 am | TECT

Many families, staff, and students gathered at Tauranga Special School last week to attend a Mihi Whakatau and blessing of different areas of the school. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2105/22dc3138a652178caeec.jpeg" ... More >>

Community Initiative Aims To Reduce The Digital Divide

Monday, 10 May 2021, 10:46 am | TECT

Shopping online, learning online, working online. It’s the new norm, one we became well-accustomed to during the lockdown last year. But what do those without digital devices do? How do they communicate and access information in a world that is out ... More >>

12 New Homes Built For Community’s Vulnerable

Friday, 7 May 2021, 8:34 am | TECT

The new houses on Tuka Grove. As demand for rental properties in our region soars, our community’s most vulnerable are getting left behind. Low-income earners, older people, and those living with a disability or mental illness are struggling to find ... More >>

Mother Finds Way Forward Supporting People With Disabilities

Friday, 30 April 2021, 8:40 am | TECT

Shelley Robinson has experienced many ups and downs over her daughter Ruby’s life. 18-year-old Ruby has Global Developmental Delay and Autism, and Shelley had been worried about her future for some time. Leaving school was one of those worries. ... More >>

TECT To Proceed With Changes To Trust Structure, Following Consultation

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 2:50 pm | TECT

TECT has today announced its decision to proceed with changes to the structure of the Trust, following a month-long consultation period with its beneficiaries. The changes and consultation followed Trustpower’s announcement in January that it ... More >>