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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Great article about us today. If you want to learn about what we do or who we support come over and visit us over the weekend. And we will also have a few of our members on hand to talk to from Have a Heart Charitable Trust, Waste Not Want Not, Find Your Fish Movement and Whakatane Budget Service. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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One of the benefits of having our offices in a co-working space is that we get a chance to share in some of the great things happening.

Tonight there is an Art Auction Fundraiser so we are surrounded by these beautiful pieces created by young people.

If you are keen to attend the auction and help raise money, come up to the Lightning Hub today at 5pm.

There are a lot of whisperings going on from businesses here so have a feeling many pieces are going to fetch a bit of money.
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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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