Former Chanel College dux Abigail Murcott has been awarded Masterton Trust Lands Trust’s 2019 Alan MacDiarmid scholarship to help with her study towards a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) degree at the University of Auckland.
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Masterton Trust Lands Trust is a unique community-owned property trust, established in 1871 to own and manage surplus land not sold to Masterton’s working class settlers.
The original £165 parcel value of the trust lands has grown into a significant holding of commercial land and buildings in and around the centre of Masterton, valued at more than $68 million.
Income from property rentals is returned to the local community in the form of grants for educational, cultural and community activities. This concept has played a key role in the evolution of the town and continues to do so today.
We now lease 80 properties to around 100 local, national and international tenants. We continue to develop and refurbish property to meet the specific needs of new and existing tenants.