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MTLT announces $600,000 grant for local education

Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) will contribute $600,000 over the next three years to fund a significant education project, which will be developed by the local education community.

The funding was announced at an information session this week for principals, boards of trustees and... Read full story

MTLT welcomes new trustees

Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) has confirmed the election of two new trustees to its board and the appointment of women to both chair and deputy chair roles.

The result of the recent local body elections saw the re-election of trustees John Bunny and Sandy Ryan and the election of new... Read full story

MTLT provides new home for Judo Academy

Masterton Judo and Ju Jitsu Academy has a new home after Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) helped it to relocate at short notice.

The academy had to move from the previous Body Rock gym in Queen Street to make way for renovation and repurposing of that building. MTLT quickly responded to... Read full story

Scholarships awarded to local apprentices

The training and career plans of three local apprentices have been given a boost after being awarded Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) Tenant Apprentice Scholarships recently.

The scholarships are available to apprentices working for tenants of MTLT to assist them with industry training... Read full story

MTLT announces 2018/19 annual result

Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) announced positive financial results and an increase in grants for the 12 months ended 31 March 2019 at its annual general meeting.

The community-owned Trust recorded an operating surplus of $5.3 million and a 10.9 percent increase in equity to $46.3... Read full story

Scholarships awarded to local art students

Two former local college students have each been awarded the Golden C’Art Scholarship by Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) to assist them in furthering their arts education.

The scholarships were awarded to former Wairarapa College student Ambhar Graham and former St Matthew’s Collegiate... Read full story

Top local science student awarded MacDiarmid scholarship

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.

The scholarship will provide Ms Murcott with a $1,000... Read full story

New farm training opportunities for local college students

A new initiative between Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) and Wairarapa College will provide more farm training and career opportunities for college students in the region.

The initiative will see greater industry involvment in the Wairarapa College farm which is located on MTLT-owned... Read full story

Community property transformed for Christmas

Our Christmas gift to the community is providing space in our Star Block property (next to Vivo on Queen Street) rent-free for the Christmas Wonderland display, open six days a week from 1-24 December. Now in its seventh year, the fantastic community initiative is driven by Jo Scott and her... Read full story

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