About Steve Fawcett

A creative visionary with a huge heart and passion for the region he is invested in.

Steve Fawcett

Youth and Community Engagement

Steve is passionate about listening, collaboration and outcomes. Steve is thoroughly and creatively invested in representing youth and community voice in the Western Bay of Plenty Region.

A little background

Family and Interests

I have lived in Te Puke since 2015. Prior to that we lived in Papamoa for 10 years. We enjoy the BOP and especially our unique town in the Western Bay of Plenty.
Tracey and I have two adult children and one teen attending High School.
Tracey and I head up Vector Group Charitable Trust which operates in the Te Puke Region. Vector Group is a youth and community led charity.
I have an avid passion for the creatives and am involved with film, photography and digital online presence. Te Puke Film, Te Puke Travel are some of the projects I initiated in the region.
I am originally from Papua New Guinea, my father a Kiwi and mother Ozzie. I have a rare insight and value of indigenous cultures and long to see a wider representation of diverse culture and inclusion within the leadership of our district.

I am also engaged in Masters track and my interest is in critiquing violent theology according to Girardian Mimetic Theory.

I have been involved in community engagement and development for a number of years. Below is a very short list of past and present portfolio.

  • Volunteerism with Alternative Education
  • Volunteerism High School Chaplain
  • Founder and Trustee of Vector Group
  • Launched Te Puke Film
  • Launched Te Puke Directory which is now being rebuilt as Te Puke Travel
  • Launched Te Puke Digital
  • Built and manage the official Te Puke website
  • Built and manage the Te Puke Hall website
  • Built and manage the Te Puke Business Excellence awards website
  • Am contracted to Tourism and other identities that have formal service deliveries with the WBOPDC.
  • Organised youth teams to enter the 48Hours National film festival over the last three years, landing 4 regional wards and multiple national nominations.