As exemplified by our tag line “Growing the community since 1871” the reason we exist, and our constant mission, is to use the profits we generate from our commercial business activities to contribute in various ways to making our community as strong, cohesive, vibrant and progressive as it can possibly be.
In short we strive to make a difference in our community.
Our beneficiaries are the people of Greytown.
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 (http://www.mtlt.org.nz/), 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 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.
Read up on the history of the Trust over the years (History of the Greytown District Trust Lands Part I by BH Jack Bull and History of the Greytown District Trust Lands Part II by June Prince)