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2019 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarship Winners Announced

2019 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarship Winners Announced

Eight engineering apprentices from five different WBOP firms have been awarded three-year scholarships from the Bob & Pat Page Fund

Donor & Friends Function: March 2019

Donor & Friends Function: March 2019

Over 120 donors, friends, supporters and recipient groups came together to attend our recent function held at The Kollective in March 2018

2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The shortlist is in!

2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The shortlist is in!

Four of NZ's best-known novelists are in the running for the country’s richest fiction writing award, the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize

Annual Round Table Reporting Sessions

Annual Round Table Reporting Sessions

Five sessions, 60 organisations: A humbling and inspiring week!

Heather McLean - Tauranga Queen Service Medal Winner

Heather McLean - Tauranga Queen Service Medal Winner

A recent investiture ceremony was held at Waipuna Hospice for Tauranga Queen Service Medal Winner and Acorn Donor Heather McLean

Tauranga womens' shelter secures $150,000 in funding and says its doors will open in early 2019

Tauranga womens' shelter secures $150,000 in funding and says its doors will open in early 2019

Angela Wallace, chairwoman of He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga, said the $150,000 in funding would cover the shelter's set-up costs and provided a solid foundation for the first few months of…

Dorothea Strauss, Winner of the 2018 Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

Dorothea Strauss, Winner of the 2018 Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

A driving passion for helping to give young children the very best start in life led Dorothea Strauss to start her university education in 2018

Paraglider Josh Tingey's family have created a memorial fund for Josh, creating a lasting legacy for the fun-loving…

Paraglider Josh Tingey's family have created a memorial fund for Josh, creating a lasting legacy for the fun-loving…

When someone dies of old age, people say they have lived a full life and have left behind a legacy of community projects or offspring. But when someone dies young, who had their whole life ahead of…

The Acorn Foundation has been gifted its largest ever bequest, thanks to Mount Maunganui woman, Karen Pensabene.

The Acorn Foundation has been gifted its largest ever bequest, thanks to Mount Maunganui woman, Karen Pensabene.

Acorn Foundation general manager Lori Luke said the $3 million donation is the biggest sum the charitable fund, which celebrated its 15 year anniversary this year, had ever received. The previous…

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