Community Lands changes:
we want to know what you think!

Survey opens 5pm, Thursday 11 August and
closes at 11.59am, Sunday 28 August 2022.

The Greytown Trust Lands Trust is looking at possible changes to the lease arrangements over four sections we own and administer on behalf of the Greytown Community.

The changes aim to provide wider use for recreation, sport, and other community activity as well as providing more security for the tenants.

We want to know what people in Greytown think about the changes before we decide.

Click here for the two-page leaflet and link to the online survey.

Or click here to go straight to the survey.


A bit of history – celebrating 150 years of the Trust150 Years of Greytown Trustlands

Did you know that originally a single trust dealt with the affairs of both Greytown and Masterton lands?  In 1871 an Act of Parliament legally separated the settlements with each being given its own Board of Trustees.  Following this, the Wellington Provincial Council passed the Greytown Trust Act.  This Act provided for the election of six trustees by the people of Greytown to control the Greytown Trust Lands.

The Masterton and Greytown Lands Management Act 1871 (14 November 1871).

The Act states that “On some day in the month of April next after the passing of this Act and at a place and time to be fixed by the Greytown Trustees a meeting shall be held of the persons of full age not being married women residing or having land either leasehold or freehold within the Town of Greytown and the suburban sections of the Township of Greytown as delineated on the official plan of such town and township.”

The first meeting of the Greytown trustees in terms of the 1871 Act took place on 19 April 1872 when Messrs Mole, Arnot, Lucas, Smith, Walker and Wakelin were appointed the six trustees for the ensuing year.

History of the Greytown District Trust Lands Part I by BH Jack Bull
History of the Greytown District Trust Lands Part II by June Prince
Part III is currently being written and still in draft stage




Link to SWDC Website and Nomination Form 
Nominations open 15 July and close 12 August

Election of Trustees 2022
This year is an election year for the Trust.  Three Trustees will be retiring by rotation (but will remain eligible for re-election) on Saturday 8 October, when the triennial local government election takes place.  Nomination forms and candidate information packs are available at the offices of South Wairarapa District Council in Martinborough. ….
2022 Candidate Handbook Extract – Greytown Trust Lands Trust (download PDF)


The next scheduled Trust Board meeting will be held on Thursday 18 August 2022 at 5.30pm in the Trust’s Boardroom, 124 Main Street, Greytown.

Members of the public are welcome to attend for the agenda items that are not public excluded. 

For health and safety purposes, please advise the Trust Manager, Helga Perry  via email if you would like to attend a meeting.    Click to view board papers


June 2022June Grapevine article – Election of Trustees – This year is an election year for the Trust.  Three Trustees will be retiring by rotation ….. Read More

Dec 2021December Grapevine articleRead More

Oct 2021Update from schools on education funding spendRead More

Oct 2021October Grapevine article – Read More

Sept 2021Annual General Meeting
The Trust held its AGM on 28 September in the WBS Room of the Greytown Town Centre… Read More

June 2021New Trust Manager
Helga Perry has been appointed to the role of Trust Manager of Greytown District Trust Lands Trust.  Board Chair, Phil Holden, is delighted to confirm the appointment. “Helga has been the Trust’s administrator for the last eight years and has an intimate knowledge of the operational activities of the organisation,” explained Holden.  Read More


December 2020: 100% Concessionary Grants for Greytown Community Organisations

Taking into consideration the need for certainty by Greytown Trust Land Trust’s tenants and a swell of community support for preserving the intention of land use, the Trust has agreed to apply a 100% rental concession to its legacy tenancies moving forward.   Read More




Supporting Greytown Sport and Leisure 

Greytown Trust Lands has been proud to support Greytown Sport and Leisure for a number of years. With over 1200 active members, the Greytown Community Sport and Leisure Society was incorporated in 2003 and has 16 member organisations. Click here to view their Facebook page or contact Rosie via email

Photo:  The Trust recently supported the Society by purchasing some of their fundraising hoodies.  Trustees, and management are pictured here with previous Executive Officer Jackie Gray, from the Society (Jackie is on the far right of the photo).



If you would like more information about the Trust or have a question to ask please complete the form opposite or call us on

06 304 9071


124 Main Street
PO Box 16