Arbor Place, Greytown
Development Opportunities available – call 06 304 9071
Growing the Community since 1871
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.
Some interesting reading on the history of the Trust:
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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
WHERE TO FIND US
124 Main Street
PO Box 16