Greytown Heritage Trust
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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...”

This is a great walking trail to experience: 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

GHT SUPPORTERS' FORM

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CURRENT CAMPAIGN

COMING EVENTS

Jock Phillips' talk at Greytown Heritage Trust

 Please email greytownheritagetrust@gmail.com
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We've been inundated with calls from members of the community asking what they can do to limit the scale of a planned 4 level development on the site of the former Greytown Little Theatre in Main Street.

 

We do not believe a large-scale metropolitan style apartment building overshadowing the heritage precinct is at all compatible with the character of New Zealand's most complete main street of wooden Victorian buildings.

 

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LATEST UPDATE: The resource consent application for the develop-ment proposed for 68 Main Street, Greytown has not been accepted as being complete. The developer Mr Pilbrow has been asked to provide more detailed plans, along with further heritage assessment and information on compliance with the District Plan. Council awaits a resubmitted resource consent application for the site.

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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