We’re proud to be part of our community. Over the past 150 years we’ve been giving grassroots support to hundreds of organisations who care for the region like we do.
On this page you’ll find news about the wonderful initiatives and organisations we support, as well as interesting updates from our team.
WBS is thrilled to be once again supporting the world-renowned Golden Shears competition, being held in Masterton from Thursday 2nd March to Saturday 4th March 2023.
The WBS Board are pleased to announce the appointment of John Healy as our new Chief Executive, as of 15 February 2023.
WBS credit rating has been reaffirmed by international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, at BB+ (Stable), a rating we’ve maintained for close to 15 years, confirming our position as a robust and credible alternative for Wairarapa investors and borrowers.
WBS is proud to be partnering with Carterton District Council (CDC) to bring the WBS Carterton Heart of Winter Festival to the region from the 9th to the 18th July this year. The partnership will see hands-on support from WBS, with staff on hand to help with the...
Back in 2014 Dalefield Hockey Club had a big problem to solve. Players who had come up through the club were leaving to go to Victoria University and naturally joining Wellington teams. The club needed them back.
Our local food banks do a fantastic job in helping those in need across our communities.
Already under pressure to meet the demand for their services, all our local food banks have seen an increased need for food parcels during COVID-19.
In the middle of Martinborough, in the old Courthouse building, surprising creations are being built from scratch or brought back to life.