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

Alma Puts Weight Behind Foundation

Alma co-founders Emily O’Sullivan (pictured right) and Danielle Lowy. Hawke’s Bay Foundation is excited to welcome the region’s newest health and wellness provider Alma Studio on board as a Corporate Supporter. Alma, meaning ‘nourish’ and ‘soul’, is a multi-disciplinary movement studio now open in Havelock North’s new Joll Road development. A house of movement, wellness, … Continued

Wartime Women Working the Land Sows a Scholarship Seed

Hawke’s Bay Foundation donor Alison Bevin. There aren’t many places in the world Alison Bevin hasn’t seen or been. Ten years spent living on the largest private residential ship on the planet will do that, but reflecting on her experiences visiting some of the most off-the-beaten track wonders of the world has seen Alison return … Continued

Foundation Helps Local Charities Weather a Not For Profit Sector Storm

Hawke’s Bay charities attend recent HBF Round Tables.  Foundation Deputy Chair Sarah Mulcahy (far right) says “I’ve never seen a greater need for funders like us, than right now.” Hawke’s Bay Foundation is heeding the call from local charities and community groups for more funding as they battle unprecedented rising operating costs, skills shortages, a … Continued

Te Mata Park Piques Giving Interests of Local Couple

Tim and Jules Nowell-Usticke – one of Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s founding funders Te Mata Park Trust is humbled by the unexpected generosity of a Havelock North couple who have pledged to support the park every year in perpetuity, through their charitable giving. Tim and Jules Nowell-Usticke were one of Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s founding funders, and … Continued

Where There’s a Will There’s A Smarter Way of Giving

Where There’s a Will There’s a Smarter Way of Giving The role of professional advisors in ensuring communities benefit from what’s being labelled “the greatest inter-generational transfer of wealth in human history” has been thrust into the spotlight, following the release of a revealing new study. According to a recent White Paper released by Dentons … Continued

Foundation Posts Record Increase in Fund Growth

Fund Growth story graph Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s endowment fund has posted a 57% increase in growth over the last financial year, the single biggest jump in growth since its inception. The record rise follows a year of increased community support and the transfer in December 2021 of the Lusk Centre Trust valued at over $1.3M. … Continued

Emerging Young Athlete Award Launched

Sport Hawke’s Bay’s Ryan Hambleton and Hawke’s Bay Foundation donor Rachael Knight with the Emerging Young Sportsperson Award Local philanthropist Rachael Knight has always had a passion for playing sport. Using Hawke’s Bay Foundation as a vehicle for her charitable giving, she’s now getting a kick out of giving back through a new award in … Continued

Paddling for Hawke’s Bay Rangatahi

Bernie Gunn Hawke’s Bay’s Bernie Gunn has started training getting his paddle ready to leave Mahia on a solo waka-ama journey, crossing Hawke Bay to reach Napier, to raise funds for a cause close to his heart. The paddle, which is expected to take around 15 hours, is a fundraising project and aims to raise … Continued