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

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.

WBOP Rapid Response Fund -  COVID-19

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…

2020 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships Awarded

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

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.

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!

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