Author(s): Ian Hunter
In 1951, farmer Matt Alexander and a group of like-minded Waikato farmers commenced the first of a series of trusts that 65 years later would oversee assets of $ 300 million. Getting to this position was no silver-spoon ride. From near foreclosure in the 1960s, to the dairying explosion in the 1980s, to the Psa scare of 2010, In Trust: A New Zealand Story explores this remarkable journey. As a far-sighted idea becomes a reality, the deep role that charitable trusts play in New Zealand society is charted. Amongst sheep, cows, tractors, guts, kiwifruits and generosity - In Trust is a classic New Zealand story we all share.