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

Welcome On Board Kara Biggs and Kate Tokeley

Welcome to our new Trustees, Kate Tokeley (pictured left) and Kara Biggs (pictured right) Hawke’s Bay Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of two new Trustees to the Board. Please help us in welcoming Kara Biggs and Kate Tokeley. Hawke’s Bay born and raised, Kara is an established marketing specialist who works with national and … Continued

Lusk Legacy Lives On In New Community Fund for Hawke’s Bay’s Elderly

Long serving A.F.B Lusk Club Home Trust supporters including Treasurer Laura Bakker (second from the left) and Chair Murray Ward (pictured right) Aged care services around the region are set to benefit forever from the single largest donation gifted to Hawke’s Bay Foundation since its inception, thanks to the vision and mission of one community-minded … Continued

Crombie Scholarship Recipients Named

Crombie Scholarship 2021 recipients: Lexie Crawford (Napier Girls High School) and Noah Smith (Napier Boys High School). Photo courtesy of Amy Bowkett. Juggling senior school commitments whilst holding down several part-time jobs has paid off for two ambitious Napier students, awarded the coveted Diana and Colin Crombie Scholarship for tertiary studies. Year 13 Napier Girls High … Continued

Horsepower Proves a Potent Pull for Students

(From left to right), Birchleigh Polo Programme Manager Izzy Kelsey, return graduate 17yo Hastings Girls High School student Pamela Haycock and Club Manager Richard Kettle.  Hawke’s Bay’s inaugural Polo Programme aimed at students is enjoying its biggest year yet of enrolments with founder Richard Kettle setting his sights on expanding it out to more schools … Continued

Outward Bound bounds ahead in Hawke’s Bay

(From left to right), Outward Bound Chief Executive Malindi Maclean, HBHS student Quaid Crawford, Hawke’s Bay Foundation Executive Officer Amy Bowkett and Chair Giles Pearson New Zealand’s leading outdoor education provider has teamed up with Hawke’s Bay Foundation to help unlock more young local students’ true potential. The exciting new Outward Bound Fund has been … Continued

Foundation Funding Proving a Lifeline to Local Charities

Shuttle driver John Davis has been transporting patients for 4 years.  Currently making the return trip x3 a week The coffers of hard working Hawke’s Bay charities are receiving a welcome boost today with the injection of pivotal funding from Hawke’s Bay Foundation. Following this year’s funding round where 78 charities applied for financial assistance … Continued

Walk Of Wonders

Walk Of Wonders Delivers Warmth and Joy to the Region Hawke’s Bay’s trailblazing light and art festival Walk Of Wonders has proven breaking new artistic ground does pay off – doubling its ticket numbers in two years and launching its makers in an exciting new creative direction. In just its second year, Walk Of Wonders … Continued