Scholarship Recipients Shine Bright

2022 Crombie Scholarship winners Aria Southwick (Napier Girls High School) and Sid Drinkrow (Napier Boys High School) “Shocked” and “stoked” were the words used to describe the reaction of this year’s Diana and Colin Crombie Scholarship winners. The coveted Hawke’s Bay tertiary studies scholarship managed by Hawke’s Bay Foundation and aimed at sons and daughters … Continued

Local Grower Leaves Lasting Legacy

George Crook (pictured left) with his late wife Lettie alongside nephew John Crook (pictured right) with late wife Lyn in the foreground. It’s often said a gardener gives back more than they receive and in the case of the late George Malcolm Crook that couldn’t ring more true. Passing away at the ripe age of … Continued

Paddling Into New Sports Award

Hawke’s Bay Foundation is proud to support this year’s newest Sport Hawke’s Bay Award, the Rachael Knight Emerging Sportsperson of the Year.  The award’s inaugural recipient Hannah Hunt was a key member at the 2022 World Championships in France where the U21 team beat defending champs Germany. It’s the first time NZ has won the … Continued

Farewell Sam! 

Outgoing Trustee Sam Howard with four of his eight fellow Board Members Sarah Mulcahy, Craig Hay, Jules Nowell-Usticke and Cam McLeay.  After nine years on the Board as Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee for Hawke’s Bay Foundation, Sam Howard leaves an enduring mark on the region’s Community Foundation.   Instrumental in setting up the … Continued

‘Going for Gold’ Yields Oar-some Result 

Hawke’s Bay Rowing’s recent ‘Going for Gold’ Gala dinner and auction evening has successfully raised $100,000 for the Club’s rowing Fund held with Hawke’s Bay Foundation.  The event held at Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre raised funds and awareness for the Clive-based club where many Olympic rowing careers began.  Stars of the show, … Continued

Cornerstone Donors Muck In to Mark Foundation Milestone

Image: Mucking in to mark the milestone, a group of Hawke’s Bay Foundation cornerstone donor families, from left to right: Annabel Murphy and children Tillie (8) and Marco (3), James Williams, Tim and Jules Nowell-Usticke, Craig Hickson and wife Penny with daughter Anna Ducker and granddaughter Greer and pictured far right, Lyn Williams. (Image courtesy of Richard Brimer) A … Continued

Hawke’s Bay Foundation Faces Record Funding Demands

Left image: Determination pays off for Fencer General at Parakanapa Station, Jess McConnachie, getting up on skis for the first time at the Wairoa ‘Farmers on Skis’ day. (image supplied) Right image: Hawke’s Bay Foundation funding will help to sustain operations amid increasing workloads for Napier Family Centre’s family services team. (image supplied) More charities … Continued

Foundations of Heritage the Key to Local Couple’s Giving

Hawke’s Bay Foundation bequestors Neil Barber (left) with partner Craig Hay – image courtesy of Richard Brimer Hawke’s Bay duo Neil Barber and Craig Hay have always been attracted to solid foundations restoring some of the region’s most iconic heritage listed buildings.  Now through a bequest in their will to Hawke’s Bay Foundation, they plan … Continued

What You Need To Know When Writing Your Will

Everything you need to know about writing a will Just as the word suggests, a will carries out your wishes. If you die without a valid will, the law dictates how your estate is distributed. This means if you have no next of kin, your estate will pass to the Crown. And if you do … Continued

Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

Anya and Ruurd Van Etten Leaving a gift in their will to Hawke’s Bay Foundation is enabling a Dutch couple who now call Hawke’s Bay ‘home’, to give back to their adopted community in more ways than one. Since relocating here from the Netherlands six years ago, Anya and Ruurd Van Etten wanted to repay … Continued