Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


T G Macarthy Trust celebrates centenary of giving

MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release

6 December 2012


T G Macarthy Trust celebrates centenary of giving

The T G Macarthy Trust is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a special one-off contribution of $40,000 to 40 toy libraries across the lower North Island, says Public Trust Chief Executive Graeme Hansen.

“The T G Macarthy Trust is the oldest and one of the largest charitable trusts in the Wellington region. It has given $61 million to more than a thousand education providers, charitable organisations and community groups since its establishment in 1912.

“This year alone the trust is distributing $2.8 million to hundreds of local charities, schools and other educational institutions. Many small community organisations like the toy library that are supported by the trust will benefit their communities in a significant way.

“None of this would be possible without the foresight of Wellington businessman Thomas George Macarthy to create an enduring legacy,” Mr Hansen said.

Thomas George Macarthy was a successful Wellington businessman who established the trust in his will to benefit charitable and educational causes within the old Wellington province. The trust continues to support a number of different causes related to children and families in their community.

As successful as Mr Macarthy was in business, that success has been eclipsed by the sheer magnitude of his charitable giving. Few people have made such a large and sustained contribution to communities in the greater Wellington region as Mr Macarthy.

Public Trust is the trustee of the T G Macarthy Trust, providing it with investment expertise as well as administering applications and payment of grants.

ENDS

Photos and videos from the presentation of the donation at the Miramar Toy Library are available on request.

For more information see the notes for editors below or contact Public Trust:


Notes for editors

About the T G Macarthy Trust

The T G Macarthy Trust is a perpetual charitable trust established by Wellington businessman Thomas George Macarthy in 1912 to support charitable and educational causes in the former Wellington province (the lower North Island).

Since 1912 $61 million has been distributed to over a thousand education providers, charitable organisations and community groups.

The T G Macarthy board is comprised of the Governor-General, a representative of the Prime Minister, the Mayor of Wellington and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Wellington.

Public Trust is the trustee for the T G Macarthy Trust. In this role it advises the Board on investment and grant strategies and performs the administrative functions including management of applications, distribution of grants, and evaluation of the social impact of grants.

Thomas George Macarthy followed the gold rushes in Victoria, Otago and the West Coast before settling in Wellington in 1877 as a brewer and hotelier. As well as being a successful businessman Mr Macarthy actively participated in public affairs and was a Director of the Bank of New Zealand and President of the Wellington Racing Club as well as holding many other offices.

For more information on the T G Macarthy Trust see www.tgmacarthytrust.org.nz.

About Public Trust

Public Trust provides enduring, comprehensive estate management services.

Formed 140 years ago many New Zealanders trust us with their affairs because of our legal and financial services experience. We are New Zealand’s largest trustee organisation and have been working for New Zealanders since 1873. Our independence is guaranteed under the Public Trust Act 2001.

We look after more estates than anyone else: about 6,000. We also look after 470 charitable trusts like the T G Macarthy Trust.

For more information on Public Trust see www.publictrust.co.nz.

List of toy libraries benefiting from the grant


Central North Island

• Taihape

• Waimarino

• Waiouru

Lower Hutt

• Alicetown

• Eastbourne

• Great Start

• Lower Hutt

• Petone

• Stokes Valley

• Upper Hutt

• Wainuiomata

• Western Hills

Manawatu-Wanganui

• Wanganui

• Bulls

• Feilding

• Manawatu

• Rangitikei

Wairarapa

• Carterton

• Featherston

• Greytown

• Martinborough

• Masterton

• Pahiatua

Wellington

• Brooklyn

• Island Bay

• Johnsonville

• Kapiti

• Karori

• Khandallah

• Levin

• Miramar

• Newlands

• Ngaio

• Northland

• Otaki

• Plimmerton

• Pukerua Bay

• Tawa-Linden

• Wadestown

• Whitby

A full list of all recipients of grants in 2012 (totalling $2.8 million) is also available on request.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?

As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...

Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

No Designers Or Visual Artists: Flag Panel Members Announced

The Government has appointed 12 New Zealanders as members of the Flag Consideration Panel which will engage with the public about a possible new New Zealand flag, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour MP Stands Down From Portfolio: Comment From Carmel Sepuloni

The first I knew of my mother’s charges was when I was called by a reporter yesterday. I spoke to Andrew and we agreed there is a conflict of interest at the present time which means I will temporarily stand aside from the Social Development portfolio. It’s the right thing to do… . More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Whether NZ Troops Are The Least Of Islamic State’s Problems

Given that it has been politically packaged and sold as a training mission, the Iraq deployment announced yesterday by Prime Minister John Key seemed to be mysteriously short of actual trainers... The other wing of the argument is whether a troop deployment is (a) the only effective way and (b) the appropriate time to combat Islamic State. More>>

ALSO:

143 Troops, Possible SAS Deployment, Legalities Unsorted: PM’s Statement On ISIL

Mr Speaker, today I am announcing to the House the Government’s decisions about our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL... More>>

ALSO:

Liu Saga: PM's Dinner With Controversial Donor

John Key must front up to New Zealand and say what he discussed with Donghua Liu when the disgraced businessman paid $25,000 for the Prime Minister to come to dinner at his Remuera home, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Roads: National MP 'Concerned' At Overseas Driver Crashes

Waitaki MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary for Tourism Jacqui Dean said she was concerned at the number of fatal crashes involving overseas licence holders and she really felt that the time had come for more to be done. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: Parole Bill Passes

A bill reducing parole hearings deemed to be unnecessary has passed. The third reading of the Parole Amendment Bill was completed by 104 to 16 with the Greens and Maori Party opposed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news