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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

T G Macarthy Trust celebrates centenary of giving

The T G Macarthy Trust is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a special one-off contribution of $40,000 to 40 toy libraries across the lower North Island, says Public Trust Chief Executive Graeme Hansen.

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Pre-paid funeral trusts are more affordable

On 1 January 2013 the minimum initial contribution for pre-paid funeral trusts was reduced from $3,000 to $500. Read more about Pre-paid funeral trusts are more affordable

Customer focus contributes to Public Trust result

A concerted effort to meet the changing needs of New Zealanders, through improved customer service, has contributed to another positive result for the year to 30 June 2012. 
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Philanthropy in Action - A Century of Giving – the TG Macarthy Trust

Wellington’s Thomas George Macarthy Trust is celebrating a century of giving to a vast array of local organisations this month, starting with a high tea at Government House. Read more about Philanthropy in Action - A Century of Giving – the TG Macarthy Trust