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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
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 'influencer of people'
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…
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…
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…
Celebrating the First 15 Years: What we've achieved and how our donors have supported our community
15 years saw Acorn reach a fund size of $21M, supported by 300 wonderful donors.
Vital Signs 2018 Launched! A must read report for anyone with an interest in the strengths and concerns of our community
The much awaited 2018 Vital Signs Report is now out and highlights areas of concern in our community.
A love story of convents, spitfires and generosity - meet our wonderful donors Mary McGowan and her late husband Roy
Read about our fascinating Acorn donors, 92-year-old Brunei born Mary McGowan, who spent the war years at the Chijmes convent in Singapore, and her English husband, Roy, who was an RAF squadron leader…