Welcome Rachel McIlwaine – Administration

Rachel McIlwaine Born and raised in the Hawke’s Bay, Rachel has a deep connection to the area and the local community. In her early 20’s, Rachel and her husband Jimmy were based in Melbourne for a number of years before returning to the Bay to have their first child. Three beautiful children later, they have … Continued

Hawke’s Bay Foundation Welcomes New Chair

Kevin Callinicos, Chair Hawke’s Bay Foundation is delighted to welcome Trustee, Kevin Callinicos to the role of Chair. As the Foundation’s legal advisor, Kevin joined as a trustee in 2019, and being Napier born and raised has always held a strong and loyal connection to the region. With deep family roots to Hawke’s Bay, it … Continued

Funding Links Stronger Post Cyclone

Volunteer Appreciation Day held in Hastings that was co-funded by local funders One year on from Cyclone Gabrielle has given community funding leaders time to positively reflect on the critical collaborations the crisis helped strengthen. United in Gabrielle’s aftermath, Hawke’s Bay as a community has rallied together and so too have the region’s community funders. … Continued

2023 Scholarships Winners

Crombie Scholars Announced Congratulations to this year’s winners of the coveted Diana and Colin Crombie Scholarship for tertiary studies. Year 13 Napier Girls High School student Lilly Seerden and Napier Boys High School’s Mitchell Baxter have been selected from a competitive group of 38 applicants, to receive $9,000 each over three years towards their tertiary … Continued

Hawke’s Bay Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

Leisa Epplett, Andrew Caseley & George Lyons Hawke’s Bay Foundation has welcomed three new Trustees, ushering in a new era for the established charity funder. The new look Board that sees the appointment of Andrew Caseley, Leisa Epplett and George Lyons also heralds the departure of long-serving Chair, Giles Pearson and Distributions Chair, Sarah Mulcahy, … Continued

Being Charitable Reigns this Christmas!

Christmas Giving Forget the bottle of wine or box of chocolates, Hawke’s Bay businesses are increasingly looking to make their corporate giving more meaningful this Christmas by gifting back to their local community. Hawke’s Bay Foundation Executive Officer Amy Bowkett works at the coalface of the region’s charitable needs and says the ripple effect of … Continued

Celebrated Junior Golf Fund Tees Off

Hall of Famer and one of New Zealand’s finest ever amateur golfers, the late Stuart Gwyn Jones A coveted junior golf scholarship set up by the late great Stuart Jones once dubbed “The Emperor” has been transferred to Hawke’s Bay Foundation to ensure it continues growing in perpetuity. The SG Jones Junior Fund was launched … Continued

Foundation Fills Fundraising Gaps for Stretched Charities

Mates 4 Life team at a Kai & Korero held at Pan Pac A downturn in the region’s charity fundraising sector has left many local non-profit leaders thankful for the support of Hawke’s Bay Foundation. The ongoing impact of Cyclone Gabrielle on top of cost-of-living pressures and a business community still in COVID recovery has … Continued

‘Pearl in a Whirl’ Boosts Cyclone Recovery

Writer Catherine Robertson and Illustrator Fifi Colston with the Bowkett family Book sales of ‘Pearl in a Whirl’ – Cyclone Gabrielle’s heart tugging tale of one fluffy cat amid the wreck and ruin has captured the nation and continues to raise funds for Hawke’s Bay’s recovery efforts. Written by bestselling author Catherine Robertson, illustrated by … Continued

Where There’s a Will, You Can Forge the Way

Words by Ian Taylor, Gifford Devine Lawyers, Hastings It’s so easy to put off writing a will. There can be the assumption that there will always be time down the track to get it sorted or that the process is an unnecessary expense. Yet as lawyers, we commonly see that when someone dies intestate (without … Continued