Our history

We are unique in New Zealand in being one of only two trusts, the other also being located in the Wairarapa just 23kms up the road in Masterton (link to their website), that are privileged to be in a position backed by legislation to help our communities in this way.  And we’ve been doing it for almost 150 years.

Our Trustee predecessors were instrumental in the building of the town’s important public facilities, the development of its open spaces and the provision of education to its community.  So we like to think, in fact we know, we have helped make Greytown what it is today – a highly desirable place in which to live, work and play.

Don’t just take our word for it though.  Read up on the history of the Trust over the years (link to docs) and then check out the following websites to appreciate what Greytown is like today (links to websites).