This framed photograph shows the first board of trustees for the Manawatu Wairarapa Savings Bank. Back row, from left: T. M. N. Rodgers, A. H. M. Maurice, F. B. Hopwood, M. R. Jensen, R. J. Burns, M. T. Dearsly. Front row, from left: G. M. Rennie (Deputy President), J. E. Greenslade (President), G. N. McDermott (Manager). The bank was formed in 1963 at a time when Trustee Savings Banks were being expanded throughout New Zealand as the result of new legislation. The trustees were appointed by the Minister of Finance and many were leading local businessmen at the time.