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Award: Winner of the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize has been announced!

16 May 2019

Award: Winner of the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize has been announced!

Congratulations to Dame Fiona Kidman, winner of the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for her novel This Mortal Boy

Scholarships: 2019 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarship Winners Celebrated

16 Apr 2019

Scholarships: 2019 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarship Winners Celebrated

Eight engineering apprentices from five different WBOP firms were awarded three-year scholarships from the Bob & Pat Page Fund

News: Annual Round Table Reporting Sessions

26 Feb 2019

News: Annual Round Table Reporting Sessions

Five sessions, 60 organisations: A humbling and inspiring week!

Heather McLean - Tauranga Queen Service Medal Winner

31 Jan 2019

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

15 Jan 2019

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'

10 Jan 2019

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

10 Jan 2019

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.

10 Jan 2019

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

16 Aug 2018

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.

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