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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

Alzheimers New Zealand partners with Crown Entity

Alzheimers New Zealand and Public Trust, one of New Zealand’s largest trustee organisations, have today announced a three year partnership to support people affected by dementia. Read more about Alzheimers New Zealand partners with Crown Entity

Shrinking inheritances a sign of the changing times

The odds of receiving a large inheritance are becoming less likely with people living longer and more parents giving money to children while still alive to help them get on the property ladder or out of debt. Read more about Shrinking inheritances a sign of the changing times

Putting a face to the name

Grahame Vial worked for Public Trust from 1911 until 1916, when he enlisted to go to war. He was killed in Ypres in Belgium on September 27, 1917, aged 22. Read more about Putting a face to the name

She investigates the dead

Jan Bonnett is a genealogist who works for  Public Trust, finding relatives of people who die without leaving a will. Read more about She investigates the dead