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.

Education Bulk Funding

Under the annual education bulk funding round, Trustees at their 24 November Board meeting considered applications for funding initiatives from the four local education providers.  The Trust awarded the total amount available which was $74,451.
Kuranui College received $30,657 for their future focused learning initiative.  This funding will go towards purchasing an additional 170 Chromebooks for the Year 9 and 10 students.
Greytown Primary School also identified a need to further focus on their eLearning and digital curriculum and received a grant of $29,562 to assist with the purchase of more Chromebooks for students.
Greytown Early Years will again use their funding to help cover its professional learning and development and the children’s explorers programme. They received a total of $11,700 to fully cover both initiatives.
The $2,532 awarded to Greytown Kindergarten will be used to help fund the natural space area.
This takes the total amount granted to the four local education providers over the last 12 years to $865,323.59.



The next scheduled Trust Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 29 June 2022, 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. 

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


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 and was attended by 20 members of the public. Read More

June 2021
New 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  greytownsport@xtra.co.nz.

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