News, Events and Culture


Step back in time and soak up some of the significant events that have shaped Palmerston North’s history – from early Polynesian migration to today.

A few national and international events are included but the main areas of geographic coverage are Palmerston North with the inclusion of some events from Linton, Ashhurst and Longburn.

More information on these events and others can be found in newspapers and other contemporary publications as well as the Palmerston North City Library Local History Collections and the Ian Matheson City Archives.

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Ian Matheson City Archives

Phone: 06 351 4100
Link: Ian Matheson City Archives
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