Apart from overseeing donations for philanthropic purposes, which you can read about elsewhere on this website, The Fletcher Trust is involved in four other main activities:
The Fletcher Trust Collection
The Fletcher Trust Collection is actually two collections - a collection of New Zealand art and a collection of ceramics. The art collection is comprised solely of New Zealand art and contains around 850 works from more than 300 artists. The ceramics are mostly winning pieces from the Fletcher Challenge Limited Ceramics Awards, which were held annually. The ceramics collection has about 25 pieces.
Works from both collections are on display in the offices of Fletcher Building, and Rubicon, while some are loaned out for exhibitions, both temporary and permanent. If you would like to know more about the artwork and ceramics, please visit the The Fletcher Trust Collection website.
Fletcher Challenge Archives
Maintaining the heritage of Fletcher Challenge Limited is a main objective of The Trust, and this is achieved through the Fletcher Challenge Archives. The archives are comprised of books, correspondence and photographic records reflecting the history of the various companies within the Fletcher Challenge Group. They form an important resource of business history in New Zealand, and will be of interest to researchers, students, the media and former employees of the Group.
If you would like to know more about the archives or perform a search for material, please visit the Fletcher Challenge Archives website.
Fletcher Challenge People & Clubs
There are many retired and former employees of Fletcher Challenge Group companies throughout New Zealand. Many of these people have already formed clubs to keep in touch and share this heritage. The Fletcher Trust facilitates the foundation and maintenance of these clubs. Please visit the People & Clubs section.
The Fletcher House
In 1990, Fletcher Challenge purchased the first house built by James Fletcher at Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula. Following restoration, the villa was opened to the public. For more information and to see some photographs of the house, click here.