Arbor Place, Greytown

Development Opportunities available – call 06 304 9071

Growing the Community since 1871

Our Story

We are a non-profit organisation governed by an Act of Parliament.

The Trust has its origins in the Small Farms Settlement Association, set up in 1853 to provide land either by sale or lease to new residents to build houses.

The activity of the Trust has changed over the years and it now owns and manages property (generally) on a commercial basis, with all profits being made available to the community.

While most properties are situated in Greytown the trust owns property in other Wairarapa towns, Napier and Wanganui.

Important Historical Dates:-

  • 1853 – Set up of Small Farms Settlement Association
  • 1871 – Greytown Trust Act 1871 enacted

Board of Trustees establised
The purpose of the Trust determined as maintaining educational establishments and a library in connection therewith, and for public utilities.

  • 1979 -Greytown Trust Lands Act 1979 enacted

The purposes of the Trust expanded to include promotion of education generally.

  • 1993 – Greytown  District Trust Lands Amendment Act 1993 enacted

The purposes of the Trust further expanded to include promoting “general wellbeing of the public” in the district.



New Trust Chair and Deputy Chair

The Trustees elected their new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson at their October 2017 Trust Board Meeting for a period of 12 months commencing 19 October 2017.  Sid Kempton has been elected as Chairperson and Wayne Regnault as Deputy Chairperson.   Sid Kempton...

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Community Grants awarded for September 2017 Funding Round

Community grant awards The day after the Annual General Meeting the Board of Trustees met to consider 20 applications from a variety of community organisations and individuals seeking combined grants of $86,481, which meant the available funding of just $17,300 was...

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New Education Funding Strategy

The Chairman, used the opportunity of the Annual General Meeting to present the Trust’s newly adopted education funding strategy.  He said the Trust had invested $1.3 million in supporting education over the last 10 years and Trustees considered it was time to review...

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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

Greytown Trust Lands Trust