Covid-19 – A message from Trust Chairman, Sid Kempton

By now you will be aware the PM has announced an immediate shift in response level from 2 to 3, to be followed within 48 hours by a shift to the highest level 4.

Implementation of level 4 means that all non-essential services and businesses will have to close down and all staff will be required to self-isolate at home.  Effective from 2pm tomorrow afternoon (24 March), the Greytown Trust Lands Trust office will therefore close down for the foreseeable future, and Kevin and Helga will instead be working remotely from home for as long as it takes to keep Trust operations going in the meantime.

If you need to contact them for any reason, please contact them either by mobile or email:

Kevin     027 462 1872 –
Helga     027 451 7011 –

To our Trust tenants, we appreciate that many of your businesses may be hit hard by the implications of the PM’s announcement and urge you, if you haven’t already done so, to familiarise yourselves with the contents of the government’s financial assistance package.  Otherwise, please call Kevin if you wish to discuss your particular circumstances.

Sid Kempton
Trust Chairman



Education once again receives a big boost

Bulk funding grants awarded to Kuranui College, Greytown School, Greytown Kindergarten and Greytown Early Years were recently “handed over” by the Trust’s Chairman, Sid Kempton.  All in all Trustees approved the release of funding totaling $71,600 in support of a variety of proposals submitted for consideration by the four education providers.

“Trustees commend our local education providers for their continued commitment to delivering the best possible educational outcomes for Greytown kids, as evidenced by the quality of their submissions”, said Sid.  As an example of the difference this funding will make, look out for Greytown School’s new bike skills track and senior playground improvements which are due to be completed during the 2020 academic year.


A Trust Board meeting will be held on Thursday 16 April 2020, at 5.30pm in the Trust Boardroom at 124 Main Street, Greytown.   Other scheduled Board meeting dates for 2020 are as follows;  21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 17 September, 15 October, 19 November, 17 December.



January, 2020:  FUNDING ROUND NOW CLOSED.   
Community Grant – March 2020 funding round.
  Applications are being accepted until 28 February 2020 from individuals and organisations taking part in community activities or contemplating projects that deliver a community-wide benefit.  Applications will be considered and grants awarded by 31 March 2020.  Approximately $21,200 is available for distribution.



Grants supporting individuals in tertiary education.   The next round of annual education grants will open for application on 6 January 2020 and close on 28 February 2020.   Details of the grant criteria can be found under the “grants” tab on the Trust’s website more

November 28, 2019:   Greytown aiming to futureproof sport and recreation facilities.  Futureproofing Greytown’s sport and recreation facilities is a step closer with the formation of an advisory group led by Greytown Community Sport and Leisure Society (GCSLS).  Read more

October 17, 2019
:  Congratulations to two new Trustees, Phil Holden and Matt Bell, and one returning Trustee, Wayne Regnault.  The three sitting Trustees who automatically retain their position for a further 3 year term are Sid Kempton, Catherine Rossiter-Stead and Derek Wilson. Read more

September 20, 2019
September Update.  The Trust’s Annual General Meeting was held on 24 July.  The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sid Kempton, provided commentary on the 2019 Performance Report which received an unqualified audit clearance from Moore Stephens Wairarapa Audit.  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 Jackie via email

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