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Council holiday hours 2017-2018

Friday December 22 2017

During the Christmas and New Year period, Palmerston North City Council services and facilities operate under different hours.

Photo shows pohutukawa in blossom.

Council offices

Council offices are closed from 12 noon, Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen at 8am on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

The Palmerston North City Council Customer Contact Centre operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year!

Parking tickets, dog registrations, rates and some invoices can be paid through the online services section of our website

Rubbish and Recycling Collections

Residential collections continue as usual except on Christmas day so unless your usual collection day is Monday, you’re all good. Stick to your normal routine.

If your collection day IS a Monday you can pop your bags out on Saturday 30 December instead, and there’s an extra collection for the CBD on Boxing Day. As usual, please have your bags out on the kerb by 7.30am.

We’ll also be picking up your (real) Christmas trees for composting between Monday 8 and Friday 12 January – but we’ll remind you again closer to the time.

Remember, you can check your rubbish and recycling day any time using our handy online tool.

Rubbish and Recycling Facilities

All centres are closed on Christmas Day.

Ferguson Street Public holiday hours: 10am to 3pm
Awapuni Public Holiday hours: 12pm to 4pm
Ashhurst Transfer Station usual hours:

Tuesdays: 1pm to 3pm

Saturdays: 10am to 4pm

Libraries and Community Services

All libraries closed from midday Friday 22 December to Wednesday 27 December.

Central Library                   

December 27 to 29 9:30am to 5pm
December 30   10am to 4pm
January 1 to 2 CLOSED
January 3 to 5 9:30am to 5pm
January 6 10am to 4pm
January 7 1pm to 4pm
January 8 Normal hours resume

On open days, the Welcome Computer Lounge is open from 8am (10am on Sundays)

Youth Space                

December 27 to 29 9.30am to 5pm
December 30 10am to 4pm
January 1 to 2 CLOSED
January 3 to 5 9.30am to 5pm
January 6 10am to 4pm
January 8 onwards usual open hours resume


December 27 to January 2 CLOSED
January 3 to 5 10am to 5pm
January 6 to 7 CLOSED
January 8 Normal hours resume

Awapuni, Roslyn, Te Pātikitiki

December 27 to January 8 CLOSED
January 9 Normal hours resume

Mobile Library

December 27 to January 22 CLOSED
January 23 Normal schedule resumes

Visit the library website to find out how to renew your library items over the holiday period. Your library membership also gives you free access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, online newspapers, magazines and much more.