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.



Annual General Meeting

The 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Greytown District Trust Lands Trustees electors will be held on Wednesday 15th August 2018 for the purpose of receiving the Annual Performance Report for the year ended 31 March 2018.  The meeting will be held in the WBS Room of...

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Annual Plan 2018/19

The latest Annual Plan for 2018/19 was included in the July issue of the local Grapevine magazine.  It covers budget summary and briefly touches on the Trust's work programme for 2018/2019.  ...

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Greytown trust launches new apprentice support scheme

Greytown Trust Lands Trust (GTLT) trustees have awarded their first employer apprenticeship grant to Edridge Construction under a new innovative funding scheme. The six locally-elected trustees recently reviewed the funding of education grants, which resulted in the...

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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