The Trust is pleased to present our annual report for the year ended 31 March 2021. The year brought unexpected challenges, but two years into our six-year strategy the Trust's finance and grants objectives are on target.
Like thousands of other students around New Zealand, Bianca Green of Masterton is, this week, sorting through mountains of gear she has hauled down to Dunedin and settling into university halls of residence.
A number of MTLT grants have supported environmental education programmes for early childhood and school groups at Pukaha Mount Bruce. School groups regularly visit the National Wildlife Centre to get up close and personal with some of New Zealand’s most endangered bird species and learn how... Read full story
Wairarapa College Auditorium
Opened in 2010, the hall and performing arts centre at Wairarapa College received two MTLT special grants totalling $80,000. Able to seat up to 1,200 people the centre includes a new sound system and lighting, an orchestra pit, a large backstage area and air conditioning. It has become a... Read full story
World class drag strip
A $20,000 contribution assisted the Masteton Motorplex Drag Racing Club achieve its long-held goal to build a world-class drag strip. Since it opened in February 2014, the venue has attracted thousands of competitors and visitors to the region. The asset will bring long-term economic and... Read full story
Reading resources for Masterton
A $16,000 grant to the Masterton District Council for the Library to support reading in the community has been made annually for a number of years. The grant is used to increase the library’s stock – including fiction, e-books, large print and audiobooks – areas of increased demand from the... Read full story
Access Radio programmes
Justyn and Kobi of Real Talk Radio, one of the programmes to benefit from a MTLT’s $2000 grant in 2016 to assist minority groups on Access Radio. Other programmes deal with mental health issues and storytelling. Real Talk Radio is the only Arrow FM programme that thanks its funder every week... Read full story