Poppy Places

Throughout Palmerston North there are numerous places named after ordinary New Zealanders who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas.

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Poppy Places Article - Anaru Place

Poppy Places Article - Anaru Place

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Te Punga Place

Poppy Places Article - Te Punga Place

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Henare Street

Poppy Places Article - Henare Street

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Martin Street

Poppy Places Article - Martin Street

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Katene Street sign with poppy

Katene Street sign with poppy

Photograph of sign with poppy denoting that the street was named after a New Zealand soldier who served overseas and that their story was accepted by the Poppy Places Trust. This street makes up part of the 2nd phase of the project in Palmerston North which commemorates nine members of the 28th Māori Battalion in the Awatapu subdivision. The signs were unveiled on Armistice Day, 11th November 2016. Prior to its subdivision, the land known as Awatapu was a golf course and grazing area situated next to the Manawatu River. In order to free up land for residential development and increase revenue, a Council meeting of 16 April 1963 resolved to subdivide the area via “disposal of sections through Land Agents at pre-determined figures fixed by the Council”. The new Awatapu College had to be allowed for, and the old Awatapu Golf Links shifted upstream to Brightwater Terrace, which then became the Palmerston North Golf Club. As part of the process of subdividing and naming streets, George Dittmer was contacted in late 1964 to give his thoughts on the naming of streets after 28th Māori Battalion soldiers as a commemoration of their service to their country. Dittmer provided a comprehensive list of soldiers who had served under him which was later utilised by the Council to adopt street names in the area in 1965.[ Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz ).

 
Poppy Places 2018 Launch Event

Poppy Places 2018 Launch Event

Photograph of individuals involved in the Poppy Places initiative for Palmerston North. The launch of the 2018 round was held at the Convention Centre on 11 November 2018 following the Armistice Day commemorations in The Square. From left to right: Evan Greensides (research article writer), Stephen Parsons, Terry McBeth (Poppy Places Trust), Mayor Grant Smith, Phillip Blundell MNZM (Poppy Places Trust), Joe Hollander and Joseph Bolton (Poppy Places Trust). [Poppy Places website.](http://poppyplaces.nz/)

 
Poppy Places Article - Wikiriwhi Crescent

Poppy Places Article - Wikiriwhi Crescent

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website.](http://poppyplaces.nz/)

 
Poppy Places Article - Ruha Street

Poppy Places Article - Ruha Street

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website]( http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Pitama Road

Poppy Places Article - Pitama Road

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Carroll Street

Poppy Places Article - Carroll Street

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Keith Elliott

Poppy Places Article - Keith Elliott

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - John Daniel Hinton

Poppy Places Article - John Daniel Hinton

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Huata Place street sign with poppy

Huata Place street sign with poppy

Photograph of Huata Place street sign with poppy denoting that the roadway was named after a New Zealand soldier who served overseas and that their story was accepted by the Poppy Places Trust. This street makes up part of the 2nd phase of the project in Palmerston North which commemorates nine members of the 28th Māori Battalion in the Awatapu subdivision. The signs were unveiled on Armistice Day, 11th November 2016. Prior to its subdivision, the land known as Awatapu was a golf course and grazing area situated next to the Manawatu River. In order to free up land for residential development and increase revenue, a Council meeting of 16 April 1963 resolved to subdivide the area via “disposal of sections through Land Agents at pre-determined figures fixed by the Council”. The new Awatapu College had to be allowed for, and the old Awatapu Golf Links shifted upstream to Brightwater Terrace, which then became the Palmerston North Golf Club. As part of the process of subdividing and naming streets, George Dittmer was contacted in late 1964 to give his thoughts on the naming of streets after 28th Māori Battalion soldiers as a commemoration of their service to their country. Dittmer provided a comprehensive list of soldiers who had served under him which was later utilised by the Council to adopt street names in the area in 1965. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Te Punga Place street sign with poppy

Te Punga Place street sign with poppy

Photograph of Te Punga PLace sign with poppy denoting that the street was named after a New Zealand soldier who served overseas and that their story was accepted by the Poppy Places Trust. This street makes up part of the 2nd phase of the project in Palmerston North which commemorates nine members of the 28th Māori Battalion in the Awatapu subdivision. The signs were unveiled on Armistice Day, 11th November 2016. Prior to its subdivision, the land known as Awatapu was a golf course and grazing area situated next to the Manawatu River. In order to free up land for residential development and increase revenue, a Council meeting of 16 April 1963 resolved to subdivide the area via “disposal of sections through Land Agents at pre-determined figures fixed by the Council”. The new Awatapu College had to be allowed for, and the old Awatapu Golf Links shifted upstream to Brightwater Terrace, which then became the Palmerston North Golf Club. As part of the process of subdividing and naming streets, George Dittmer was contacted in late 1964 to give his thoughts on the naming of streets after 28th Māori Battalion soldiers as a commemoration of their service to their country. Dittmer provided a comprehensive list of soldiers who had served under him which was later utilised by the Council to adopt street names in the area in 1965. [Poppy Places website. ](http://poppyplaces.nz)

 
Dittmer Drive Sign with poppy

Dittmer Drive Sign with poppy

Photograph of Dittmer Drive sign with poppy denoting that the street was named after a New Zealand soldier who served overseas and that their story was accepted by the Poppy Places Trust. This street makes up part of the 2nd phase of the project in Palmerston North which commemorates nine members of the 28th Māori Battalion in the Awatapu subdivision. The signs were unveiled on Armistice Day, 11th November 2016. Prior to its subdivision, the land known as Awatapu was a golf course and grazing area situated next to the Manawatu River. In order to free up land for residential development and increase revenue, a Council meeting of 16 April 1963 resolved to subdivide the area via “disposal of sections through Land Agents at pre-determined figures fixed by the Council”. The new Awatapu College had to be allowed for, and the old Awatapu Golf Links shifted upstream to Brightwater Terrace, which then became the Palmerston North Golf Club. As part of the process of subdividing and naming streets, George Dittmer was contacted in late 1964 to give his thoughts on the naming of streets after 28th Māori Battalion soldiers as a commemoration of their service to their country. Dittmer provided a comprehensive list of soldiers who had served under him which was later utilised by the Council to adopt street names in the area in 1965. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu

Poppy Places Article - Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Dittmer Drive

Poppy Places Article - Dittmer Drive

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Wikiriwhi Crescent street sign with poppy

Wikiriwhi Crescent street sign with poppy

Photograph of Wikiriwhi Crescent sign with poppy denoting that the street was named after a New Zealand soldier who served overseas and that their story was accepted by the Poppy Places Trust. This street makes up part of the 2nd phase of the project in Palmerston North which commemorates nine members of the 28th Māori Battalion in the Awatapu subdivision. The signs were unveiled on Armistice Day, 11th November 2016. Prior to its subdivision, the land known as Awatapu was a golf course and grazing area situated next to the Manawatu River. In order to free up land for residential development and increase revenue, a Council meeting of 16 April 1963 resolved to subdivide the area via “disposal of sections through Land Agents at pre-determined figures fixed by the Council”. The new Awatapu College had to be allowed for, and the old Awatapu Golf Links shifted upstream to Brightwater Terrace, which then became the Palmerston North Golf Club. As part of the process of subdividing and naming streets, George Dittmer was contacted in late 1964 to give his thoughts on the naming of streets after 28th Māori Battalion soldiers as a commemoration of their service to their country. Dittmer provided a comprehensive list of soldiers who had served under him which was later utilised by the Council to adopt street names in the area in 1965. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Poppy Places Article - Charles Hazlitt Upham

Poppy Places Article - Charles Hazlitt Upham

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website.](http://poppyplaces.nz)

 
Poppy Places Article - Chaytor Street

Poppy Places Article - Chaytor Street

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

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