Annual Report

Releasing our Annual Report Wishing you all a happy, and healthy, New Year! We love starting the new year with clarity; hence our Annual Report is being released and is ready for viewing / downloading here. HRF – HB Annual Report ending March 2023

The definition of health

The definition of health In August 0f 2022, the committee of (what was then) the Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation decided it was time for change. The foundation, established in 1961, had always been looking to fund health research projects with the greatest impact for Hawke’s Bay communities. So why did they decide on change, […]

Heart-to-Heart@12 for Hawke’s Bay businesses

Heart-to-Heart@12 for Hawke’s Bay businesses When you’re a foundation that has operated under the radar for many years and you wish to spread the word beyond the medical community, you need to find a way to show people who you are and what you do. That is exactly what Heart-to-Heart@12 does: these 15-minute presentations are […]

Always striving for better

Always striving for better Sometimes, an outside-in perspective is just what is needed to complement a team and that was precisely what Cath Kingston brought to the table when she joined the Health Research Foundation – Hawke’s Bay as a volunteer ten years ago.   Cath’s horticultural sciences degree, paired with a natural passion for […]

Forsyth Barr sponsors Health Research Foundation – Hawke’s Bay

Forsyth Barr sponsors Health Research Foundation – Hawke’s Bay (MEDIA RELEASE)   In a move to provide support to the Health Research Foundation – Hawke’s Bay, which works to improve health in Hawke’s Bay, wealth management firm Forsyth Barr has become a Bronze Sponsor of the organisation.   Craig Lane, Forsyth Barr Napier Manager, says […]

Protecting farming communities

Protecting farming communities In New Zealand, leptospirosis is particularly prevalent amongst farmers. This year, cases of the disease have already more than doubled to previous years in Hawke’s Bay. Jackie Benschop, Professor of Veterinary Public Health at Massey University, has been researching the disease for years. Her current studies for the Health Research Foundation – […]

Pushing for change on issue youth vaping

Pushing for change on issue youth vaping From having joined health collective S.A.V.E. (‘Stop Adolescents Vaping E-Cigarettes’) to now leading a programme of research, Associate Professor Anita Jagroop-Dearing continues to dedicate her science to tackling the issue of youth vaping. Her current research programme*, co-funded by the Health Research Foundation – Hawke’s Bay, focusses on […]

AGM: Monday 20 November 2023

AGM: Monday 20 November The year-end approaches and that means we are gearing up for another end-of-year AGM for the Health Research Foundation – Hawke’s Bay. The board, committee and others closely involved come together to review and reflect upon the past year.   This year, Jackie Benschop (Professor of Veterinary Public Health and Co-Director […]

The anxiety study

The anxiety study According to the Mental Health Foundation of NZ, one in five young New Zealanders will be affected by depression by the age of 18; almost one in five meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder by age 19. A survey done in 2021 showed that anxiety was listed as the main issue […]

Thanking the Ballantyne Trust for their donation

The Health Research Foundation – Hawke’s Bay thanks the Alan & Joyce Ballantyne Medical & Surgical Education and Research Trust for their generous donation. Their funds will go towards research focussing on pressing health issues that arise in Hawke’s Bay.