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Planning an event

Planning an event in Palmerston North? Use our event toolkit to get a head-start. You can also talk to our event coordinator for advice.

Our event toolkit has everything you need to know about organising your programme and event.

  • tips for financing your event
  • designing programmes/events to suit your target market/community
  • booking venues
  • permits and regulations required for your event
  • marketing and communication
  • troubleshooting tips

Find out if your event may be eligible for funding through the Council's event funding scheme or sports assistance fund.

For more information, contact the Council's events coordinator on 06 356 8199 or email