In 1959 a swimming and diving pool was constructed on the side of the hill alongside Wellington East Girls College (WEGC). It was an outdoor, unheated concrete pool built by hand.
An initiative focused on helping young people become work-ready and gain employ-ment is gaining traction among local businesses.
With art, culture and sport considered the usual beneficiaries of Trust House donations, community health and wellbeing is also getting a healthy slice of the pie.
Since 2009 the Trust House Foundation has provided around $175,000 of funding for automatic external defibrillators (AEDs).
An old favourite is set to return to the miniature train track in Masterton’s Queen Elizabeth Park.
A free service ferrying Wairarapa people to and from appointments is potentially saving the health system tens of thousands of dollars a year.
A Carterton aged-care provider is a step closer to building a dedicated dementia facility capable of servicing southern Wairarapa.