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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

Masterton Trust Lands Trust 2016/17 annual result

Unforeseen structural issues with some of Masterton Trust Lands Trust's newer buildings have had a moderate impact on the community-owned trust's annual result for the year ended 31 March 2017, presented today at its annual general meeting.

Trust chairperson, Leanne Southey, said while... Read full story

Community building transformed into modern health centre

A community-owned property that a year ago was at risk of demolition, has been transformed into a modern health centre as the new home of Whaiora, Wairarapa's Māori health service. Read full story

Education priorities funded

Education grants of $246,000 have been approved by the Masterton Trust Lands Trust under new funding priorities it set late last year together with the education community. Read full story

Grants funding limited

Grant funding from community-owned Masterton Trust Lands Trust will this year be limited to education, Aratoi and the arts, with the usual annual community grants round being unavailable. Read full story