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Honouring our donors at the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove

Honouring our donors at the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove

Family and friends gathered with the Acorn team last week to celebrate the lives of some incredibly generous people.

Craigs raises funds for helicopter trusts

Craigs raises funds for helicopter trusts

We're so impressed with the team at Craigs who worked together to raise money for helicopter trusts around New Zealand. Fantastic works, Craigs!

Winner of the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

Winner of the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

Donated by generous Acorn donor Jann Medlicott, this $57,000 prize was awarded to Airini Beautrais for her book ‘Bug Week’

KPMG selects first Workplace Giving recipients

KPMG selects first Workplace Giving recipients

The KPMG Tauranga office has been running a Workplace Giving programme with Acorn since last year, and recently distributed to their first chosen recipients.

New Zealand’s literary giants honour benefactor, Jann Medlicott

New Zealand’s literary giants honour benefactor, Jann Medlicott

A quartet of New Zealand’s best fiction writers gathered with friends and family to honour local Acorn donor Jann Medlicott

Winners of the 2021 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships announced!

Winners of the 2021 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships announced!

We are delighted to announce the five winners of the Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships, selected from four local engineering firms.

Ryan+Alexander gift five scholarships for Tauranga students

Ryan+Alexander gift five scholarships for Tauranga students

Five Tauranga local school leavers will head off to tertiary study with a welcome financial boost, thanks to a suite of scholarships from local company Ryan+Alexander.

Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards Winners Announced!

Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards Winners Announced!

Thanks to very generous local donors, we were able to sponsor the 2021 Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards at the Tauranga Art Gallery, with winners being announced on 1 April.

Former pupil encourages love of learning at Katikati Primary School

Former pupil encourages love of learning at Katikati Primary School

Acorn donor, Alan Goodyear, is providing juniors at Katikati Primary School with Numicon maths equipment and curriculum.

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