The Birth Of MASH

In 1989 the Manawatu Accommodation and Sheltered Housing (M.A.S.H) Trust Board evolved from the former Railway Hostel Trust. The membership of the Society was largely from organisations which had had an interest in the Railway Hostel, including Palmerston North City Council, Department of Social Welfare, Manawatu-Wanganui Area Health Board, and a variety of church and housing organisations.