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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

Rabobank Scholarship recipients announced at Smedley Station

Smedley Station today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rabobank Scholarships, totalling $26,300 for the coming year. Rabobank sponsors Smedley Graduates to study relevant Diploma and Degree courses.

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Kiwi icons partner to protect and nurture New Zealand's future

Public Trust has committed to becoming a ‘Pick Me Help Plunket’ partner for the next three years. This means the two organisations are now allies, intent on growing a sustainable, long term relationship designed to support New Zealand families and children. Read more about Kiwi icons partner to protect and nurture New Zealand's future

Appointment of new Board members

We are delighted to announce that Minister Collins has appointed Lyn Lim and Michelle van Gaalen to the Board of Public Trust.

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70 Percent of Young Families Don’t Have a Will in Place

Research commissioned by Public Trust indicates that although young parents say that making sure their children are well cared and provided for is their top priority, only 30% of 25-44 year olds with children have a Will.* Read more about 70 Percent of Young Families Don’t Have a Will in Place

Public Trust Chief Executive to step down

Public Trust Chair Sarah Roberts today announced that current Chief Executive Graeme Hansen has decided to step down. Read more about Public Trust Chief Executive to step down

Get an EPA urge Public Trust and Age Concern

Public Trust and Age Concern are urging older people to put an enduring power of attorney (EPA) in place, on the international day for the older person, this Tuesday 1 October 2013. Read more about Get an EPA urge Public Trust and Age Concern