Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio 11 December 2018.
Colin Dyer Part 1 of 2. Summary: Origins of Showgrounds, A&P Association 1886. Nature of A&P. State of Showgrounds about 1950. 1972 bought by PNCC and redeveloped. 1974, Palmerston North Showgrounds Act. Bernard Forde. Investment resulted in more activity. 1979 stadium built. Concerts, netball tests, etc.. Manager from November 1987 until 2002. Developed for multi-use in that time. Rugby league. Competing uses. Seating. Lighting. Televised games. Acoustics.