18 May 2019
Throwdown – National Dance Battle in Te Puke

Throwdown – National Dance Battle in Te Puke

The best of NZ’s street dancers are battling it out for supremacy in Te Puke today. The much-anticipated Te Puke Throwdown – National Dance Battle is happening in Te Puke all day with plenty of food, fun, dance workshops and a car being covered in graffiti street art. The free all-ages competition is being held in conjunction with youth week 2019 which is running from May 18 to May 26. This year’s youth week theme is ‘We are more than...

15 May 2019
National Dance Battle

Te Puke Showdown – National Dance Battle

A shout to all those who competed in the Te Puke National Dance Battle, those who attended the event, the financial backers and the volunteers. Here is a short highlights video of the amazing day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ezTh1ZnHMg Thank you Creative Communities (Creative BOP), Te Puke Baptist Church, Sign Centre Ltd, Epic Te Puke, Maketu Rotary, WBOPDC, Social Link, Te Puke COLAB. Thank you Te Puke Diner, BOP Radiators, The Daily Café, DFP Apparel, Epic for the vouchers and giveaways. Thank you...

09 May 2019
Dance battle to take place in Te Puke

Dance battle to take place in Te Puke

A national dance battle dubbed as the Te Puke Throwdown is set to take place on May 18. The free all ages competition is being held in conjunction with youth week 2019 which is running from May 18 to May 26. This year’s youth week theme is ‘We are more than you see’ ‘He wai hohonu a matou’ (literally, we are deep waters, thus referring to unseen depths). This national dance battle is youth inspired. Steve Fawcett from Vector Group...

07 Jan 2019

Social Link

Our Story The Western Bay of Plenty has a proud social service heart. At its core, in the western Bay of Plenty approximately 240 organisations work daily to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and our society. Many of our fellow New Zealanders struggle with isolation, poverty, mental illness, addiction, housing, food insecurity amongst other issues and each one of the good folks working in the social service sector are dedicated to the task of making life that much easier and...