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Covid-19: What's happening at Acorn right now

Covid-19: What's happening at Acorn right now

A brief update on the impact of Covid-19 for our donors, supporters, friends and recipient organisations. It is business as usual for us, so please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

The shortlist is out for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction for 2020

The shortlist is out for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction for 2020

Mark Broatch, spokesperson for the fiction judges, applauds the “cheeringly excellent year for New Zealand fiction,” with novels and short story collections of great range, depth and surprise.

Acorn's literary philanthropist named!

Acorn's literary philanthropist named!

We are so delighted to announce the name of our previously anonymous donor who has been generously supporting the NZ Book Awards since 2016.

Michelle Malcolm joins the Acorn Board of Trustees in December 2019

Michelle Malcolm joins the Acorn Board of Trustees in December 2019

We are delighted to welcome Michelle Malcolm who joined our Board of Trustees in late 2019, following the departure of recent Chair, Glenn Keaney.

Craigs Investment Partners: Supporting the Bay of Plenty this Christmas

Craigs Investment Partners: Supporting the Bay of Plenty this Christmas

Craigs Investment Partners gifts $27,000 to the Western Bay of Plenty this Christmas!

News: Craigs Investment Partners launches strategic giving partnership with Community Foundations NZ on Giving Tuesday

News: Craigs Investment Partners launches strategic giving partnership with Community Foundations NZ on Giving Tuesday

We are so pleased to be able to announce our new partnership with Craigs Investment Partners which will see communities nationwide benefit. Craigs Investment Partners, Acorn Foundation and CFNZ have…

2019 Winner of the University of Waikato Beverley Perszyk Scholarship

2019 Winner of the University of Waikato Beverley Perszyk Scholarship

Congratulations to Britney Moore, the first winner of the newly instated Beverley Perszyk Scholarship.

Jack Egan and Olive Pearce win the 2019 Christine Tustain Sports Award

Jack Egan and Olive Pearce win the 2019 Christine Tustain Sports Award

Two winners for the 2019 Christine Tustain Sports Award: Jack Egan (Canoe Slalom), and Olive Pearce (Surf Lifesaving) - well done to you both!

Nikki Wade wins 2019 Acorn Foundation Adult Leaner Scholarship

Nikki Wade wins 2019 Acorn Foundation Adult Leaner Scholarship

Congratulations to Nikki Wade who was awarded the Ruth Jackson-Smith scholarship for her studies at Waikato University.

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