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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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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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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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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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Public Trust announces delay to IT system

Media Release
10 May, 2016


Public Trust has decided to temporarily delay the implementation of its new IT system until it is confident that its quality standards can be met.

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Rededication Ceremony Honours World War One and Two Public Trust Servicemen


Today’s rededication ceremony for the 63 Public Trust employees who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars paid tribute to their sacrifice as ordinary New Zealanders who were civil servants and fathers, sons and brothers. Read more about Rededication Ceremony Honours World War One and Two Public Trust Servicemen