The Mount Wellington Charitable Trust is a subsidiary of the Mount Wellington Licensing Trust. The Trust has been distributing operational profits to the local community for 60 years.

Cash grants from the Charitable Trust help out a range of community groups and people including funding of scholarships for university fees, Outward Bound and Spirit of New Zealand for local high school students, through to refurbishment of sports facilities, provision of equipment for low decile schools and care for the elderly.

The Trust is managed by local residents who are connected to the needs of their community. There are six permanent and three co-opted Trustees who act as custodians for the available funds. 

With increasing profits from the Trust’s main asset, Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, the Board is in the happy position to be able to consider more applications for support from worthy causes in the area.

The Giving is Good brand has been created so that clients of Waipuna understand the direct positive effects that their custom brings for the local community.


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Because it feels good to give



The spirit of giving is inherent in the psyche of New Zealanders. As a nation we’re a generous people. In our local community there are people and community organisations in need of support. We’ve established Giving is Good as a celebration of all that is good in giving. The Mount Wellington Trust returns more than a million dollars a year to community groups and individuals through its charitable arms. The main asset of the Trust is the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre. Every time you stay at the Waipuna, hold a conference or wedding there, you are part of “Giving is Good”. Join us as we continue the good work of the Mt Wellington Licensing Trust in making a difference in our community.

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Because it feels good to give

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