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Extending young minds

Curriculum extension courses for secondary students have once again been funded by our education grants programme in 2018. The student curriculum extension, enrichment and development (SCEED) programme provides special courses in forensic science, debating, dance, art, creative writing, e-... Read full story

Masterton Trust Lands Trust 2017/18 annual result

Community-owned Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) yesterday announced positive financial results and a small increase in overall property portfolio value for the 12 months ended 31 March 2018. Read full story

Silver lining for community services

An adverse turn of events for two community organisations that must soon vacate their premises has a silver lining in the form of a new home that offers new opportunites.

ArrowFM, Masterton Foodbank and Wai Waste are set to be rehoused by Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) in the... Read full story

MTLT offers new apprentice scholarships

A new scholarship scheme announced this week will support apprentices employed by tenants of Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) property.

As part of the trust’s wider educational grants programme, six scholarships of up to $1,000 each will be awarded each year to assist apprentices with... Read full story

Trespass notices for vandals last resort

Two Masterton landlords are taking a stand on ongoing vandalism by children as young as eight by seeking tenant approval to issue trespass notices to known offenders, and in some instances their parents.

Community-owned Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) and Bosch Property Management have... Read full story

Grant enables enriched learning

A $15,000 MTLT grant provided seven curriculum extension enrichment and development programmes for Year 9 and 10 Wairarapa students in 2017.

The funding enabled the curriculum extension programme to be provided collectively to talented students from across a range of schools who would not... Read full story

Sculpture ascends over Masterton

Masterton Trust Lands Trust congratulates the Aratoi Foundation on the successful project which saw the ‘Ascension’ sculpture installed over Masterton in October 2017.  MTLT contributed $60,000 to help provide the spectacular piece to the community for visitors and locals to enjoy.  The sculptor... Read full story

Students stand taller after Ngāti Kahungunu exhibition

A $10,000 MTLT grant funded a programme for more than 2,500 Wairarapa students at the Aratoi exhibition 'Te Marae o Rongotaketake: Redressing our Kahungunu History'.  Museum Educator, Diana Cruse, explains how the students connected with the history of whānau o te Wairarapa through the largest... Read full story

Masterton container gallery and studios to open in December

Construction has begun to transform a high-profile site in central Masterton into a container gallery and studios where aspiring and established Wairarapa artists will create and showcase their work. Read full story

Waiata House remains in community ownership following MDC purchase

One of Masterton’s largest buildings, Waiata House, will remain in community ownership following its sale to Masterton District Council by Masterton Trust Lands Trust. Read full story