New Trust Board 

The new Trust Board met officially for the first time on 26th of October.  It was good to get everyone together after the elections and the new Trustees, Derek Williams, Andy Holmes, and Steve Meyrick, received a warm welcome from everyone.

The first task for the Board was the election of officers with Phil Holden and Derek Williams duly elected Chair and Deputy Chair.

Matt Bell, Helga Perry (Trust Manager), Phil Holden (Chair), Steve Meyrick, Wayne Regnault, Andy Holmes, Derek Williams (Deputy Chair)

The other major focus for the inaugural meeting was voting on the Community Lands proposals. With the community feedback and support received from the recent survey conducted in August, the new Trust Board voted on the proposals put forward by the Trust’s Technical Property Advisor, Paul Broughton.  All were passed by majority vote.

Phil Holden, was pleased that the Board is finally able to give a clear direction and mandate for management who can now get on with the next stage of the process.  A lot of discussions with relevant parties have already been held but there is still some way to go to formalise any new arrangements.

The real work starts now around agreeing on and drafting up the new agreements.  Some will be fairly straight forward like Cobblestones with the Rugby Club and Bowling Club needing a fair bit more work.  It is anticipated a working group consisting of volunteers from relevant parties would be set up to assist with this.

A link to the survey and results is available here.

In December 2021 the Trust granted $74,451 to our four local education institutions under the Education Bulk Funding category.
Kuranui College and Greytown Primary School both applied for funds to purchase Chromebooks.  Kuranui received $30,657 and Greytown Primary $29,562.  Early Childhood had combined contestable funding available of $14,232.  Greytown Kindergarten applied for various initiatives and received $2,532.  With these funds they purchased a range of resources to enhance children’s learning focus as well as resources for their natural space area.  Greytown Early Years again applied for funds to assist with their professional learning and development and children’s explorers programme and Trustees awarded them $11,700.
You can read below how the funding has been spent and what a difference these grants have and continue to make.

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The next scheduled Trust Board  will be held on Wednesday 23 November, 5.30pm in the Trust’s Boardroom located at 124 Main Street, Greytown.   

Members of the public are welcome to attend for the agenda items that are not public excluded.  Please advise the Trust Manager, Helga Perry via if you would like to attend a meeting. 





Sept 2022: Annual General Meeting – The Trust held its annual general meeting in the WBS Room of the Greytown Town Centre on Tuesday 27 September 2022, 7.00pm.   Copies of the audited Performance Report for the year ended 31 March 2022 are available from our offices at 124 Main Street, Greytown or you can Download a copy here  


The Trust conducted a survey between Thursday 11 August and Sunday 28 August in relation to proposals concerning the Greytown ‘Community Lands” owned by the Trust.  The Analysis and Summary report prepared by BRG Limited based on all the submissions received has now been received and available to the public.  Read more.

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 

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



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