Greytown Heritage Trust
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WELCOME TO GREYTOWN HERITAGE TRUST

We are 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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VIEW THE TRAIL ONLINE

SIGN TRAIL SOUTH

SUBMIT A PROPERTY HISTORY

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

THE GREYTOWN HERITAGE SIGN TRAIL

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

We are encouraging locals to submit history about their Greytown properties. Download the form here:

CURRENT CAMPAIGN

Whilst I guess you could argue this is a 25% improvement, the Trust still believes the plans are substantially incompatible with existing Main Street buildings in scale and proportion and if approved would create a most unfortunate precedent for future developments.

 

The Council is well aware of our views and these will be taken into account in a decision as to whether to publically notify. We urge you to continue to make your own views known either to the Council Russell.Hooper@swdc.govt.nz  or to the Greytown Community Board.

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A new set of plans has been submitted by the developer. Below is a representation of the new design. You will see that the original four-storey plan has been reduced to three.

2018 HERITAGE ADDRESS

A huge thank you to our members and to all those who came from throughout Wairarapa and from Wellington to attend this successful event.  Jock Phillips proved to be an outstanding speaker, whose fascinating – and sometimes shocking – facts about Maori and royal tours kept the audience riveted.  The images too were compelling.  We welcome those of you who signed up as new members on the night and we look forward to keeping you posted about more Greytown Heritage Trust events in the new year.  Nga mihi nui, ki a koutou!

Jock Phillips gives the 2018 Heritage Address hosted by Greytown Heritage Trust
Jock Phillips gives the 2018 Heritage Address hosted by Greytown Heritage Trust
Haami Te Whaiti introducing Jock Phillips

Jock Phillips and Frida Harper

Haami Te Whaiti introduces Jock

Jock Phillips

AGM of Greytown Heritage Trust in 2018

LATEST NEWS FROM GREYTOWN HERITAGE TRUST

 

MAY 2018

 

Thanks to all those who came along to our AGM! The Trust had a great turnout to its AGM in April and we are much encouraged by the engagement and interest of our growing membership. You can browse the presentation by our guest speakers here. Annabel Hobson and Richie Hill explained the process of assessing Greytown's significant trees on behalf of South Wairarapa District Council.

 

TREES OF GREYTOWN

WAIRARAPA NZ

SWDC GREYTOWN HERITAGE GUIDE

HERITAGE TREE TRAIL  BROCHURE

COBBLESTONES MUSEUM

GREYTOWN COMMUNITY BOARD

HERITAGE NZ

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