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Recognition for transformative tech

Public Trust CEO, Bob Smith, has been recognised by CIO magazine for leadership at a time of transformation by being named in the CIO100 for 2018.

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Taking the fight to dementia

Media Release

8 March, 2018

Public Trust is lending its support to fighting dementia through a new partnership agreement with Dementia New Zealand.

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A will to ease the burden

Opinion piece 
By Public Trust’s General Counsel – Retail, Henry Stokes.

01 March, 2018

Fairfax journalist Susan Edmunds recently wrote a story on the unfortunate case of Mr Thomas Brugman who passed away in July last year and whose embalmed body has been lying in a funeral home in Dargaville all this time.

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Public Trust moves to Christchurch CBD

Media Release 18 October, 2017

Public Trust, New Zealand’s largest and most experienced trustee services organisation, is delighted to have joined the growing number of businesses returning to the Christchurch CBD.

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Ageism holds back half of older Kiwis

Media Release 02 October, 2017

International Day of Older Persons is on Sunday October 1st. It’s a chance to celebrate the contribution that older people make, bringing their wisdom and experience to the work place and as caregivers and volunteers in the community.  But sadly, in New Zealand, many older people don’t feel valued members of society.

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We're upgrading our systems

25 November, 2016

Please be advised we are currently in the process of completed an exciting upgrade to our systems.

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Important information for customers and staff following the recent earthquakes

Last updated 11:00am
16 November, 2016

Our Blenheim, Nelson, Kapiti and Lower Hutt Customer Centres have been confirmed as safe by our engineers and are open for business.

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How to avoid extra grief after a death

1 October, 2016 - originally published on nzherald.co.nz 


About six weeks after his mother's funeral, Bruce Maynard wondered why he was feeling so glum.

"I just felt down; really quite depressed. I couldn't be bothered with work, I was grumpy and uncommunicative at home - and didn't know why. I didn't think it was my mum's death as that had all been over for some time...we'd had the funeral and the goodbyes.

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You’re an Executor - do you really know what you’ve signed up for?

Media Release
28 September 2016 


Research* commissioned by Public Trust provides new insight into the responsibilities carried out by individuals named as executors of a Will and the challenges they face.

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Trust Talk – Winter 2016 edition

5 July 2016 


In this quarterly customer email newsletter we explain what Enduring Powers of Attorney are and why they're so important, explore what recent changes in Trust law mean for you, and celebrate our new role as Bupa's provider of choice for estate planning

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