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Fitch affirms Public Trust's AA credit rating

As part of its annual review process, independent ratings agency Fitch has affirmed Public Trust’s long-term AA credit rating.

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Tough questions for living and leaving well

Media Release 
28 May, 2018

Many people have insurance cover for events that will probably never happen, yet more than half of the New Zealand population have no plan in place for something that’s a certainty – namely, their death.

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New centre shows ongoing commitment

Media Release 
2 May, 2018

Public Trust has reinforced its commitment to the Canterbury region by relocating its Timaru office to a new customer centre in the city.

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Over 65 and undervalued

Media Release
30 April, 2018

It’s the fastest-growing age group in New Zealand, yet its members often feel undervalued, even exploited.

It’s the over 65s: a group whose life expectancy has increased by 10 years since the 1950s and is expected to double in size by 2038.

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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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