There aren't too many people in NSW that haven't heard of Jim Masterton. Truthfully, Jim's also pretty well known around the other states of Australia too, which isn't surprising when you've spent over fifty years of your life in the same industry, and can boast to have built 50,000 new homes for Australian families over that time.
Ask anyone at Masterton how "Jim's Way" influences the work we do and the way we look after our customers, and they'll tell you that even in his early 80's, Jim still plays a very active and valuable part in our company.
Masterton Homes has now been part of the NSW home building community for half a century. Jim's legacy will live on for decades to come, through generations of the Masterton family now actively involved in the business - and through the values he instilled in all of us over the years.
There will always be "Jim's Way", and we'll always respect and honour the lessons Jim taught us.
Hood Aerodrome is south of Masterton though as of 2015, there are no commercial flights from it. From early 2009 until late 2013 Air New Zealand provided flights to Auckland, operated by subsidiary Eagle Airways six days a week, mainly to serve business customers in the Wairarapa.  There have been a few other unsuccessful attempts at commercial air travel in Masterton, mostly failing due to its proximity to major airports in Wellington and Palmerston North . The most significant was by South Pacific Airlines of New Zealand (SPANZ), which operated daily flights using DC3s during the sixties to destinations nationwide until the airline's closure in 1966.