Supporting Masterton

We regret that the usual grants to Masterton community groups are not currently available. The difficult decision not to offer community grants was made due to financial constraints caused by structural issues with some MTLT buildings. 

Priority has been given to funding education - early childhood, schools and tertiary - and to the continued funding of Aratoi. Concessional rents for community groups will also remain.

Opened in 2010, the hall and performing arts centre at Wairarapa College received two MTLT special grants totalling $80,000.  Able to seat up to 1,200 people the centre includes a new sound system and lighting, an orchestra pit, a large backstage area and air conditioning. It has become a...Read more