The E Network Trust

A charitable trust, based in Whakatāne, providing support services to Eastern Bay of Plenty community groups and organisations.


Welcome to The E Network Trust

The E Network Trust (TENT) is a charitable trust that supports community groups and organisations in the Eastern Bay of Plenty carrying out charitable purposes by providing advice, guidance, administration, marketing and funding support to assist in the development, improvement and/or administration of these groups and organisations.

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Are you doing a fundraiser in February 2021? Are you serving alcohol? Deadline to get your licence application is 7 December... in 7 working days!🥂 Event organisers who want to apply for a special licence to sell or supply alcohol are reminded that they need submit applications at least 20 working days ahead of their planned summer events.

Please note: Between 20 December and 15 January, there are no ‘working days’, which means events planned for early-February 2021 or earlier must have applications lodged by Monday, 7 December 2020.

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4 weeks ago

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IF YOU ARE KEEN...there is an opportunity to learn if it is a good fit for you by volunteering to tag along with us for a few weeks before school holidays begin. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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We are looking for approximately 30 volunteers who can help with food preparation, cooking and serving. Some prep will be done on the 24th with cooking, serving and clean up being the focus on the 25th.

We are looking for approximately 20 volunteers who can help with set up and tear down of the venue. Set up will be on the 24th and tear down will be after 2pm on the 25th.

We are looking for 10 volunteers who can help keep volunteers, suppliers and attendees safe during set up, on the day and during tear down. This will include parking wardens and health & safety so having experience in those areas will be key .

We are looking for 10 volunteers to help our Kids Zone Coordinator set up, run activities and tear down a special area for the kiddies.
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1 month ago

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First few stickers went up this week and even managed to share with a few customers that their support is going to help other charitable organisations in the community. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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So EXCITED to have the new labels for our vending machines. Next week people will be able to see that their snacks will help support charitable community organisations in the Eastern Bay.

THANKS Chanelle and DIVERSE GRAPHICS for helping us with the first stage of rebranding.

Currently, you will see our machines at RSA, the hospital and the maternity ward. Or, at one of our great employer locations such as Fonterra, OPAC, Horizon, Nova, Tracks, Waiotahi, Eastpack, the Mill, Ross Engineering, Coastlands Nursery and the list keeps going and growing.
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Support our Objectives

Join our quest to build a social enterprise that will benefit EBOP charities.

We are a registered non-profit that acts as an umbrella organisation to provide support services to a variety of community focused causes and projects by using our skills, experiences and resources to assist charitable organisations and causes in our region. 

Funds raised in this campaign will go towards securing an established successful business to transition into a social enterprise. If we are unsuccessful in purchasing the business on offer, funds will be used to enhance and expand our support services to local charitable organisations.

With your help, we will be in a position to strengthen and increase support to those worthy organisations that are doing great work in our communities.

100% of the profits from this Social Enterprise will go back to the community.

Feature Member

Waste Not Want Not is a local food rescue organisation established in the Whakatane community. 

The goal is simple…to create a more sustainable community by rescuing good fresh quality food and redistributing it to community members and organisations. 

The intent of this project is to collaborate with local businesses and organisations to rescue food and redistribute it on a weekly basis from a central location.  It is also an objective of this initiative to reduce plastic waste and encourage the use of alternatives where possible.  

Want more info on Waste Not Want Not?  Find them at, on Facebook at Waste Not Want Not or contact

TENT promotes volunteering in the Eastern Bay of Plenty by offering local organisations the opportunity to source local volunteers as well as providing support in the development of customised programmes that build capacity and sustainability.

TENT reaches out to our young people by encouraging the next generation of volunteers to get involved with their community through projects and events that offer transferable skills which support future employment opportunities.

TENT aims to help community organisations, and the economic development of the district, by supporting existing projects and events and creating new opportunities. By collaborating with businesses and charitable organisations we will help provide opportunities for public awareness, sustainable fundraising and community cohesion.


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