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.
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.
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.
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Westwood Develop-ment’s consent application for 68 Main St (formerly Greytown Little Theatre site) has been formally withdrawn.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?
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.
• 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 email@example.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:
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.
Group Manager Planning and Environment
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