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Winners of the 2021 Christine Tustain Sports Award announced

Winners of the 2021 Christine Tustain Sports Award announced

The winners of the 2021 Christine Tustain Sports Award chosen by Sport Bay of Plenty are Hannah Gapes and Joseph Smythe.

Local Students win 2021 scholarships to Outward Bound

Local Students win 2021 scholarships to Outward Bound

These scholarships are awarded annually to Year 12 students from local schools to attend the Tangaroa Watch programme in the South Island.

The power of Workplace Giving

The power of Workplace Giving

One BOP organisation has generated a substantial sum which has been distributed to organisations in the WBOP, EBOP and Rotorua.

Honouring our donors at the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove

Honouring our donors at the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove

Family and friends gathered with the Acorn team last week to celebrate the lives of some incredibly generous people.

Craigs raises funds for helicopter trusts

Craigs raises funds for helicopter trusts

We're so impressed with the team at Craigs who worked together to raise money for helicopter trusts around New Zealand. Fantastic works, Craigs!

Winner of the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

Winner of the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

Donated by generous Acorn donor Jann Medlicott, this $57,000 prize was awarded to Airini Beautrais for her book ‘Bug Week’

KPMG selects first Workplace Giving recipients

KPMG selects first Workplace Giving recipients

The KPMG Tauranga office has been running a Workplace Giving programme with Acorn since last year, and recently distributed to their first chosen recipients.

New Zealand’s literary giants honour benefactor, Jann Medlicott

New Zealand’s literary giants honour benefactor, Jann Medlicott

A quartet of New Zealand’s best fiction writers gathered with friends and family to honour local Acorn donor Jann Medlicott

Winners of the 2021 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships announced!

Winners of the 2021 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships announced!

We are delighted to announce the five winners of the Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships, selected from four local engineering firms.

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