2016 – Aqeeda Singh

Wairarapa College 2015 Dux, Aqeeda Singh, was awarded the 2016 Alan MacDiarmid Scholarship to help with her study in Health Science and eventually Medicine at Otago University. Only the second female to receive the scholarship since it was first offered in 2002, Aqeeda was Masterton’s top... Read full story

2015 – Edward Barnett

Edward Barnett, former Rathkeale College student was awarded the Alan MacDiarmid Scholarship to assist with his study for a Health Science Degree at Otago University. Edward received $1,000 per year for three years. Read full story

2014 – William Rogerson

The 2014 Alan MacDiarmid Scholarship was awarded to William Rogerson to contribute to his study of a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Auckland.  William is a former student of Wairarapa College, St Patricks School and Masterton Intermediate School. Read full story

Developing maths teachers

MTLT-funded collaborative initiatives in the early childhood, primary, intermediate and tertiary sectors provide professional development for teachers.  In 2014, Lead Maths Teachers from Masterton Primary and intermediate schools upskilled in extension activities and problem solving. These... Read full story

A teacher with some pupils

Environmental education

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 Masterton 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

Native suburban oasis

Designed with people in mind, the MTLT-owned Millennium Reserve on the corner of Pownall and Hillcrest Streets is a community-run project that has transformed bare land into a flourishing reserve filled with native species a network of walkways, springs, lakes and birdlife.

Begun in 1993... Read full story

Hands-on learning

MTLT-owned farmland near Wairarapa College enables hands-on learning for agricultural students. Studying agriculture as part of their secondary education includes practical learning with the benefit of the educational farm to supplement classroom theory.

On-farm work carried out by the... Read full story