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We're Hiring!

22 May 2024

We're Hiring!

A exciting new role has been created with the Western Bay of Plenty’s local community foundation to allow the work you do to provide impact for generations to come!

2024 Jann Medlicott Acorn Fiction Prize

17 May 2024

2024 Jann Medlicott Acorn Fiction Prize

Internationally acclaimed writer Emily Perkins MNZM has won the $65,000 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction for her novel Lioness at the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Super Support

10 May 2024

Super Support

There have been a growing number of stories about superannuants experiencing hunger. Some are even going days without a nutritious meal due to financial stress brought about by rising living costs.

The University of Waikato selects the 2023 FAME Trust winner

07 May 2024

The University of Waikato selects the 2023 FAME Trust winner

Congratulations Taylor Wallbank on winning the FAME 2023 Emerging Practitioner Award!

Acorn Foundation and Tauranga Art Gallery announce a new major award for contemporary art

27 Mar 2024

Acorn Foundation and Tauranga Art Gallery announce a new major award for contemporary art

The prize has been established through the generous bequest of Acorn supporter Jann Medlicott.

The University of Auckland chooses 2023 FAME Trust winner

26 Mar 2024

The University of Auckland chooses 2023 FAME Trust winner

This scholarship means a lot to Mel as an emerging practitioner. It will help Mel with his postgrad journey.

Local Awards evening showcases hardworking community groups and volunteers

25 Mar 2024

Local Awards evening showcases hardworking community groups and volunteers

Over 300 people gathered at Baycourt to acknowledge the 30 finalists and congratulate the eight winners, all of whom are making significant positive impacts in the Tauranga and Western Bay region.

30 Years of the Bob & Joy Owens Scholarship

18 Mar 2024

30 Years of the Bob & Joy Owens Scholarship

The programme has been providing tertiary scholarships in the region since 1993 and a total of 159 high school students have been awarded Bob & Joy Owens Scholarships over the 30 years.

University of Waikato Tauranga campus scholarships celebrated

06 Mar 2024

University of Waikato Tauranga campus scholarships celebrated

Students from the University of Waikato Tauranga campus celebrated their awards with their friends and family.

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