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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2 weeks ago

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Support our society! You will see in selected stores our collection boxes with Amazing wax melts in them! They smell devine you would love them in your home while you scan our QR code and watch our Face of MS Story! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Are you keen to muck around this weekend and get your hands dirty? This care group could use your help. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Have you ever felt your heart beating very fast, have chest pain, feel dizzy, and feel like you couldn't breathe? Well, you may be having a panic attack.

Panics attacks are common and here is a great grounding technique you can use anywhere to reconnect you to the present and calm down.

5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you.
4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you.
3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear.
2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell.
1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste

Panic attacks are common and can happen anytime, anywhere and without warning. This grounding technique is a great tool to help you in the present moment, however it is important to seek help when anxiety starts to effect your everyday life.

Here is a great resource from the Mental Health Organisation on anxiety and how to recognise it and how to seek help.
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2 months ago

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Do you love horses and the outdoors?

Can you help?We are in need of volunteers again ... Covid 19 has seen alot of changes to peoples lives. We are now seeking a few extra horse leaders for our riding programme. If you want to help out and make a difference to one of our riders day, and be part of our volunteer family, please text or call Meesh on 021 022 01411.
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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.

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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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