Our social responsibility

Helping the community

The Public Trust Act 2001 states that one of our key objectives is to be "an organisation that exhibits a sense of social responsibility by having regard to the interests of the communities in which it operates".

Public Trust was established in 1873 to provide all New Zealanders with independent and reliable trustee services. We look after trustee needs in our communities, and have over 300 employees operating from 23 customer centres and a number of part time and appointment only sites across New Zealand.

In addition, Public Trust manages more than 400 charitable trusts and over 60 farms. The charitable trusts generate funding for interests as diverse as science, medicine, disability and agriculture, and the farms include Smedley Station - New Zealand's largest training farm.