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

Hawke’s Bay Couple’s Bequest ‘Par for the Cause’

Dr Michelle Smith, Blair Smith and Skye the service dog Pursuing their own passions in life has motivated an adopted Hawke’s Bay couple to leave gifts in their will to help others follow theirs. Avid historian Dr Michelle Smith and former amateur golfing representative Blair Smith describe themselves as “hardworking, pretty ordinary New Zealanders” with … Continued

Cyclone Relief in Hawke’s Bay gets an All Blacks spin

Brad Weber at All Blacks training Putting a star-studded spin on cyclone relief efforts in Hawke’s Bay seemed a “natural thing to do” for former Napier Boys First XV player turned All Black, Brad Weber. The 18 test halfback, recently named as injury cover for the Rugby World Cup squad has been calling his fans … Continued

Iconic Bay Business Backs Region on its Road to Recovery

Bayswater Vehicles CEO Rob Townshend (left) with Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s Amy Bowkett and Bayswater Hastings Dealership Principal Hayden Firth. Hawke’s Bay’s most established brand in automotive sales is taking a front seat in helping Hawke’s Bay get back on its feet, in the aftermath of February’s cyclone. Bayswater Vehicles, owned and operated by Rob Townshend, … Continued

Sporting Icons Swing in Behind our Cyclone Relief Fund

The winning team from Golf for Hawke’s Bay event A celebrity studded golf fundraising drive and auction dinner in Hamilton has raised over $70 thousand for Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s Cyclone Relief Fund. The event held last Thursday at Hamilton’s St. Andrew’s Golf Club drew a high profile card of 22 teams and 88 players including … Continued

Hawke’s Bay Foundation Supports Charities Facing Myriad of Issues

Family Works Hawke’s Bay Hawke’s Bay Foundation funding is helping the charitable sector address growing concerns over staff retention amidst a flurry of burgeoning post cyclone challenges. Meeting face-to-face with 44 charities earlier this month, Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s annual Round Table sessions turned the spotlight on a number of emerging themes within the sector in … Continued