Category:Public Trustee (New Zealand)
The Public Trustee of New Zealand was a government appointed corporation sole providing Trustee services to those unwilling to use private services, or required by the courts or legislation to use the Public Trustee. From 2001 the Public Trustee of New Zealand ceased to be a corporation sole, adopting a structure similar to a company as a crown entity, and was renamed Public Trust, (a name under which the Public Trustee had been trading for some years). It administers 50,000 estates, trusts, funds and agencies.
Many of the Public Trust office buildings are registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust; these include buildings in Timaru, Christchurch, Nelson, Blenheim, Wellington, Dannevirke, New Plymouth, Marton, Hastings, Napier, Gisborne, Hamilton, Auckland, and Whangarei.