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BOP Medical Students Scholarship Award 2018

BOP Medical Students Scholarship Award 2018

Congratulations to Josh Read who is the latest winner of the 2018 BOP Medical Students Scholarship Award

2018 Scoular Scholarship Winner announced

2018 Scoular Scholarship Winner announced

Congratulations to Otumoetai College student, Will McCall, who has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the Robin and Anne Scoular Scholarship.

Isaac Crowe is the winner of the 2018 Jann Medlicott Creative Art Award!

Isaac Crowe is the winner of the 2018 Jann Medlicott Creative Art Award!

Congratulations to third year Toi Ohomai Creative Industries student, Isaac Crowe, who won this prestigious award managed by Creative Bay of Plenty.

Acorn's recent breakfast and morning tea functions for donors, supporters and recipients

Acorn's recent breakfast and morning tea functions for donors, supporters and recipients

We welcomed over 120 donors, recipients and Acorn supporters to breakfast and morning tea functions in Te Puke, Katikati and Tauranga throughout September.

Charities and local organisations benefit from the distribution of the 2018 Funding from the Acorn Foundation!

Charities and local organisations benefit from the distribution of the 2018 Funding from the Acorn Foundation!

Over $930,000 was distributed in August 2018 to 123 charities and organisations in the region.

The latest round of Scholarships and Awards from the Acorn Foundation recognise excellence in our community

The latest round of Scholarships and Awards from the Acorn Foundation recognise excellence in our community

Our team was busy with award events during July 2018 and awarding these prizes on behalf of our donors is one of the most rewarding parts of our jobs. These scholarships, and others we have available…

The winner of the 2018 Acorn Foundation Christine Tustain Performing Arts Award has been announced!

The winner of the 2018 Acorn Foundation Christine Tustain Performing Arts Award has been announced!

Angus Simmons is the 2018 recipient of the Acorn Foundation Christine Tustain Performing Arts Award.

A love story of convents, spitfires and generosity - meet our wonderful donors Mary McGowan and her late husband Roy

A love story of convents, spitfires and generosity - meet our wonderful donors Mary McGowan and her late husband Roy

Read about our fascinating Acorn donors, 92-year-old Brunei born Mary McGowan, who spent the war years at the Chijmes convent in Singapore, and her English husband, Roy, who was an RAF squadron leader…

2018 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: Congratulations to this year's winner Pip Adam, author of The New Animals

2018 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: Congratulations to this year's winner Pip Adam, author of The New Animals

The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, valued at $52,000, is given away at the Ockham NZ Book Awards each year.  

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