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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 >>

Jazz Festival Bounces Back With Huge Success

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 9:31 am | TECT

It’s a sound unlike any other. It takes you back to a different era, makes you get up and dance, and is the perfect accompaniment to some great food and drink. It’s jazz, and it filled our city’s streets over Easter weekend at the National ... More >>

Youth Mentor Helps Young Men Stay On Track

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 10:23 am | TECT

Jared Dixon understands just how valuable wrap-around support is when trying to make meaningful change in one’s life. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2103/a794a1e2aaf27d5cc607.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> Jared talks to the guys pre-surf ... More >>

TECT Community Awards A Night Of Celebration

Friday, 19 March 2021, 11:36 am | TECT

It was a night of many smiles, congratulations, and heart-warming stories at the TECT Community Awards last night. Around 350 people from across the community came to celebrate the volunteers and community groups that make our region one of the ... More >>

Creative Project Turning BOP Images Into Sound

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 8:55 am | TECT

What does the Bay of Plenty sound like? We'll find out soon, with an exciting new creative project which will be exhibited in Tauranga's City Centre in April. Described as one of New Zealand's most original musical thinkers, composer Warwick Blair is ... More >>

Finish Line In Sight For Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 8:52 am | TECT

The new Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club is a building that represents a lot for the future. Lives that will be saved, sporting careers that will be developed, and memorable events that will be hosted. While the building may have been a long time in the making, ... More >>

Scholarships Awarded To University Of Waikato Tauranga Campus Students

Friday, 19 February 2021, 11:04 am | TECT

There were many congratulations and words of appreciation spoken at a scholarship function held last night for a group of University of Waikato Tauranga Campus students. The scholarships, generously donated by the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable Trust ... More >>

Programme Empowering Young People Plays Catchup

Monday, 15 February 2021, 8:41 am | TECT

Young people are our future. But for some children, the future doesn’t seem so bright. One local programme is aiming to change that, empowering young people with the practical skills they need to make a lasting positive difference in their lives. ... More >>

TECT Assessing Impact Of Trustpower Strategic Review

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 11:05 am | TECT

Trustpower has confirmed it has initiated a strategic review and potential sale of its retail electricity, gas and telecommunications businesses. As a 26.8% shareholder of Trustpower, and because a sale of Trustpower’s retail business would require ... More >>

World Men's Squash Event Gearing Up For Play In One Year

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:32 am | TECT

WSF World Junior Squash Championships crowd. From the AIMS Games to the Jazz Festival, Tauranga is home to some incredible national events that see thousands flock to our region to enjoy some art, culture, and sport. But in one year, Tauranga's event calendar ... More >>

TECT Funding Keeps Well-loved Festival Running

Monday, 14 December 2020, 8:37 am | TECT

BOP Garden and Art Festival 2020. Just a few weeks ago, the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival took over our region, with festival- goers exploring 80 marvellous gardens – from inner-city sanctuaries to tropical retreats. Spanning from Katikati ... More >>

TECT Rescue Helicopter Saving Lives Over Summer

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 8:40 am | TECT

TECT Rescue Helicopter. With Christmas just around the corner, most of us are looking forward to a summer relaxing with friends and family, enjoying a few barbeques, and getting out in the great outdoors. But for the TECT Rescue Helicopter team, the summer ... More >>

Olympic Weightlifting Nationals Momentous Event For Region And People

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 8:48 am | TECT

Felicity Beatson lifting at Nationals. While not every event is suited to everybody's interests, most of them provide a ripple effect that not only benefits the region, but our people. And some even surprise us by sparking a new passion. The Olympic ... More >>

Equine Therapy Life-changing For Children

Monday, 23 November 2020, 8:57 am | TECT

Katie O’Callaghan on horse Blue. For six-year-old Katie O’Callaghan, riding her ‘unicorns’ Flicka and Blue at Tauranga Riding for the Disabled is the highlight of her week. Whether trotting, playing games on the ponies, or riding up big hills, ... More >>

New Equipment Helping Surf Lifeguards Save Lives

Friday, 20 November 2020, 8:30 am | TECT

For those working in the emergency services, saving someone with severe injuries is a task that requires plenty of precaution and careful manoeuvring. For Surf Lifeguards, water adds another element of complexity. Kent Jarman (KJ) knows the scenario well. ... More >>

Western BOP Community Groups Receive $177,600 In Covid-19 Recovery Funding

Friday, 11 September 2020, 8:41 am | TECT

The WBOP COVID-19 Recovery Fund has paid out an additional $177,600 in funding to local community groups struggling with increased demand or income shortfall due to Covid-19. The successful recipients include Youth Search and Rescue, BOP Classic ... More >>

$226,500 In COVID-19 Recovery Funding Approved For Western BOP Community Groups

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 9:08 am | TECT

The WBOP COVID-19 Recovery Fund has paid out its first round of grants, totalling $226,530 to nine community groups. The successful recipients include Brain Injured Children Trust, Tauranga Community Foodbank, House of Science Tauranga, Complex Chronic ... More >>