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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
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!
We are so delighted to announce the name of our previously anonymous donor who has been generously supporting the NZ Book Awards since 2016.
2019 Winner of the University of Waikato Beverley Perszyk Scholarship
Congratulations to Britney Moore, the first winner of the newly instated Beverley Perszyk Scholarship.
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 gifts $27,000 to the Western Bay of Plenty this Christmas!
Jack Egan and Olive Pearce win the 2019 Christine Tustain Sports Award
Two winners for the 2019 Christine Tustain Sports Award: Jack Egan (Canoe Slalom), and Olive Pearce (Surf Lifesaving) - well done to you both!
Ebony Kahukura wins Eva Trowbridge Waikato University Award
Congratulations to Ebony Kahukura, the 13th winner of the Eva Trowbridge Waikato University Scholarship!