Greytown Heritage Trust
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WELCOME TO GREYTOWN HERITAGE TRUST

Greytown Heritage Trust is a group of committed volunteers advocating for and preserving the unique history and heritage features – the buildings, trees and streetscape – of Greytown in South Wairarapa; New Zealand's first planned inland town.

 

The town's  renowned historic buildings and trees are protected by council bylaws and the Trust works to uphold these. Greytown Community Heritage Trust was established in 1993 with five founding members and $10 in capital. The new Trust called a public meeting on improving the aesthetics of the town. Founding member Alisoun Werry recalls: “It was the biggest meeting ever ...well, since (traveling television quiz show host) Selwyn Toogood! About 20 people approved, the rest bayed for blood...”

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GHT 25th JUBILEE GARDEN PARTY
& ART AUCTION

Sunday 15 March, from 3pm – 5.30pm

 

Our fundraising event which coincided with the Trust’s jubilee was held in brilliant weather in the grounds of Cobblestones Museum on Sunday 15 March.  A huge thank you to all those who helped make the day such a success; the wonderful artworks sold well, thanks to our generous bidders; the presentation of an Honorary Life Membership to founding trustee Alisoun Werry was a highlight. 
Nga mihi nui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors at Cobblestones enjoy the Garden Party
A coupel enjoying the Garden Party at Cobblestones
Alisoun Werry receives her Honorary Life Membership of The Greytown Heritage Trust
A busy volunteer at the Garden Party
Guests enjoy the Greytown Heritage Trust's Garden Party and Art Auction
A volunteer working at the Garden Party

VIEW THE WALK ONLINE

SIGN WALK SOUTH

SUBMIT A PROPERTY HISTORY

This is a fascinating walking route featuring around 40 properties, developed by the Trust as an ongoing project. Signs give information about the heritage features of each property and there are QR codes on some signs to enable the public to access more information.

THE GREYTOWN
HERITAGE WALK

We are regularly adding more information about selected properties on the Walk:

We are encouraging locals to submit history about their Greytown properties. If you are not a Greytown resident but have information about any of the heritage trail properties, we encourage you to get in touch. Download the form here:

To read Linda Tyler’s 2019 GHT Heritage Address,
including slides, click here.

CURRENT CAMPAIGN

South Wairarapa District Council advises that Westwood Develop-ment’s consent application for 68 Main St (formerly Greytown Little Theatre site) has been formally withdrawn.  Council planner Lou Brown says they are “expecting a new application when the applicant is ready”.

PLANNING TO RENOVATE YOUR HERITAGE BUILDING?

USEFUL TIPS

BENEATH YOUR FEET

 

Heritage New Zealand has an
excellent guide for property
owners who want to find out what to do if their land is of archeological importance.  Read the article Archeology: Layers of history, heritage and belonging here, published with the permission of Heritage New Zealand.  Also, go to www.heritage.org.nz to read the publication Applying for an Archaeological Authority.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR SUPPORTERS IN 2020

• Thursday 16 April –  Greytown Heritage Trust AGM

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, this meeting will now be conducted online.  Financial members have now received the papers by email.  Enquiries please email greytownheritagetrust@gmail.com

 

• Thursday 29 October 2020 GHT Heritage Address, 7pm for 7.30pm.  Guest speaker  Jeremy Salmond

SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCIL'S PLANNING TEAM

The Planning team at South Wairarapa District Council comprises four professionally trained planners. The team includes Godwell Mahowa, Planning Manager, Lou Brown, Planner, Kendyll Harper, Planner and Russell O’Leary, Group Manager Planning and Environment.

 

The range of duties undertaken within resource management planning for SWDC, the growing district and South Wairarapa's three towns includes:

 

  • District Plan advice,
  • Resource consent assessment and decision making,
  • RMA matters
  • Plan implementation and compliance
  • District Plan review and policy work
  • Urban growth and spatial planning.

The planners value the ongoing positive liaison and assistance from the Greytown Heritage Trust and the Maori Standing Committee respectively in terms of heritage and planning matters.

 

Russell O'Leary

Group Manager Planning and Environment

 

 

TREES OF GREYTOWN

HERITAGE TREE TRAIL  BROCHURE

COBBLESTONES MUSEUM

HERITAGE NZ

WAIRARAPA COMBINED DISTRICT PLAN GREYTOWN HERITAGE GUIDE

WAIRARAPA NZ

GREYTOWN COMMUNITY BOARD

USEFUL HERITAGE RENOVATION TIPS

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