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Acorn's financial self-sufficiency means more money for local charities

01 Jul 2020

Acorn's financial self-sufficiency means more money for local charities

Becoming financially self-sufficient means that our foundation will no longer require corporate, trust or direct donor gifts to help cover its operational costs, freeing that money up to assist other…

Phase Two of WBOP Rapid Response Fund

02 Jun 2020

Phase Two of WBOP Rapid Response Fund

Local funders TECT, Acorn Foundation, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council have announced a transition to phase two of their Covid-19 funding support, with an aim to help key Western Bay of Plenty…

Winner of the 2020 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

13 May 2020

Winner of the 2020 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

New Zealand author Becky Manawatu took the big prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards on 12 May, winning the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction.

2020 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships Awarded

29 Apr 2020

2020 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships Awarded

Five standout engineering apprentices in the WBOP have been awarded Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships on behalf of the Bob & Pat Page Fund.

2020 NZ Book Awards goes virtual! Subscribe to the YouTube channel for the 12 May ceremony

15 Apr 2020

2020 NZ Book Awards goes virtual! Subscribe to the YouTube channel for the 12 May ceremony

Watch the New Zealand Book Awards live on YouTube! Join MC Stacey Morrison for a virtual ceremony, book readings, and the announcement of this year's winners.

WBOP Rapid Response Fund -  COVID-19

01 Apr 2020

WBOP Rapid Response Fund - COVID-19

Funders in the Western Bay of Plenty have come together to establish a new rapid response fund to support community groups who are experiencing increased demand and/or funding shortfall as a result of…

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

19 Mar 2020

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

09 Mar 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!

24 Feb 2020

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.

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