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"Winners of the Rosenbrook Basketball Trophy"

"Winners of the Rosenbrook Basketball Trophy"

This image was not published in the Manawatu Evening Standard. Photograph believed to have been taken outside Palmerston North Intermediate School (later Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School). [Joyce Rosenbrook presents winning team of eight women the Rosenbrook Basketball Trophy].

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Tania Kopytko, WWII displaced persons, Part 1 - Manawatu Conversations

Tania Kopytko, WWII displaced persons, Part 1 - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 28th May 2024.   Part 1 of 2. Tania is involved with a project called “Untold Stories – World War II Displaced Persons Who Settled in Palmerston North” It is focused on national and local history that is untold. An estimated 5000 displaced people came to New Zealand between 1949 and 1952 from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. Many from displaced persons camps from the ravages of WWII and civil war. The project covers people who came from Belarus, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania and Latvia. She tells the story of her father who spent time in a Russian Gulag, was captured by Germans and put in POW camps and eventually became a displaced person in the UK. Many who came to New Zealand went to a camp for displaced people at Pahiatua where they learned the English language and New Zealand culture then placed in jobs. They filled New Zealand’s need for skilled labour. Research for the project is difficult because many records are restricted until 2065. Polish people though have preserved their own history.     

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Palmerston North
 
Tania Kopytko, WWII displaced persons, Part 2 - Manawatu Conversations

Tania Kopytko, WWII displaced persons, Part 2 - Manawatu Conversations

 Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 4th June 2024.  Continues from Part 1 interview about displaced European people from World War II and a developing project called “Untold Stories – World War II Displaced Persons Who Settled in Palmerston North” Tania explains how she got involved with writing the history of displaced people. Many migrants married Kiwis. Marriages didn’t always work out. Tania’s father was a tailor but it was a dying trade and he eventually became a postman and postal sorter. Migrants experienced some prejudice in New Zealand. The fact that some people were Jewish was not widely publicised. The project Tania is working on will result in a book, an exhibition and workshops with final results filed with Palmerston North archives. Migrants were skilled and placed in jobs for two years with strict controls on their movements. Changes had to be approved. Many migrants suffered mental trauma which was covered up. It is important that their stories are told in New Zealand. Immigrants changed New Zealand food style. The multi cultural society celebrates in Palmerston North with Festival of Cultures.    

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Palmerston North
 
Prentice Caterers Ltd.

Prentice Caterers Ltd.

This image of Lola Bell from Prentice Caterers was taken by Frank Goldingham for Photorama pictorial magazine, and was published in the August 1963 edition as an advertisement.

"Catering for all Occasions - Balls - Weddings - Dances - Jubilees - 21st & all social occasions: Prentice Caterers Ltd. 376 Tremaine Ave. Palm. Nth Phone 84-784 and 80 Huxley St., Pahiatua. Phone 8076."

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Palmerston North
 
Four dancers

Four dancers

Four dancers posed in a row. The group were pupils of the well-known Palmerston North dance teacher Zona Broughton. From left: Marilyn Jeffrey, Angela Ayers, Andrea Ross and Linda Borlase.

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Group of five dancers

Group of five dancers

A group of five young dancers, pupils of the well-known Palmerston North dance teacher Zona Broughton.
Back row left to right: Andrea Ross and Marilyn Jeffrey. Front row left to right: Linda Borlase, Judith Jeffrey and Angela Ayers.

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Palmerston North
 
Railway Bridge, Tokomaru

Railway Bridge, Tokomaru

 
Alison Quigan - oral interview

Alison Quigan - oral interview

Interview with Alison Quigan. Interviewer Ian Johnston, in Palmerston North.

Alison Marie Quigan is a New Zealand actor, director and playwright. Quigan was the artistic director of Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North for 18 years from 1986 to 2004. She directed over 60 plays during her time there. In the 2001 Birthday Honours, Quigan received a Queens Service Medal for "public services to theatre".

Interview mainly talks about Quigan's time as Centrepoint Theatre's Artistic Director. Also includes specific mention of getting involved in local theatre, Theatre Corporate Drama School, acting at Centrepoint and Court Theatres, and makes mention of many local and national actors and directors.

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Back Issues: From institution to foster care

Back Issues: From institution to foster care

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. For more than half a century, All Saints' Children's home was a refuge for children who had nowhere else to go. The home was owned by the All Saints' Children's Home Trust. The original home on the corner of Ada and Ferguson Streets took its first three children in October 1906. A new, larger home opened on the corner of Pascal and Cuba Streets in 1931. A steady stream of children were cared for. They were often from families that had broken down, where parents had to work and the home provided childcare.
By the 1960s, the children's home model was outdated. Government preferred crises care to be provided by family units, or "natural family substitutes". The Trust which ran the children's homes continued. In 2022, the Trust is part of ACROSS - Anglican, Catholic and Community Support Service. It provides social work, counselling and foster care services for families.

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Palmerston North
 
Back Issues: Mythic claim to the silver fern

Back Issues: Mythic claim to the silver fern

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. The Feilding Rugby Club was the first rugby club in the Manawatū, founded in 1878. The club came to believe their early club colours were a black jersey with a silver fern. Stephen Berg has examined historic records, which indicate that it is unlikely that Feilding Football Club players played in a black jersey with a silver fern. The club now goes by the nickname the Yellows, a colour that has been worn by players since 1894.

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Manawatū
 
"Pleased With His Win"

"Pleased With His Win"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 29 February, 1964. "M. Miers of Albion Club at the Palmerston North Boys' High School looks pleased after his win during the school swimming championships held yesterday. Winning the 100 yards backstroke in a time of 1.26.4 made him the junior champion."

The event was actually held at the Queen Elizabeth Technical College swimming pool, as their pool was 33 1/3 yards in length, while the Palmerston North Boys' High School pool was only 25 yards.

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Swimming Champions & Officials - NZ Swimming and Diving Team Championships, New Plymouth

Swimming Champions & Officials - NZ Swimming and Diving Team Championships, New Plymouth

This photograph comes from a large set of images of people involved in the West End Amateur Swim Club, donated by a member of the public to the Ian Matheson City Archives. The images are largely of the winners of local competitions, but there are also some photographs of swimmers in action and away competitions. The dates run from the early 1960s through to the early 1970s.

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Manawatū Team - New Zealand Swimming and Diving Championships

Manawatū Team - New Zealand Swimming and Diving Championships

This photograph shows Manawatū competitors who attended the event at Kawaron Pool, New Plymouth. It shows, back row from left: Keith Stevens, John Knowles, Barry Knowles. Centre Row: Brian Rush, Napier McFedries (Manager), Jocelyn Black, Larry Bree. Front row: Julie Hogan, Jillian Uttley, Lyn McFedries (Chaperone), Christine Bailey, Jenny Smith. Brian Rush and Christine Bailey are from the West End Swimming Club.

The photograph comes from a large set of images of people involved in the West End Amateur Swim Club, donated by a member of the public to the Ian Matheson City Archives. The images are largely of the winners of local competitions, but there are also some photographs of swimmers in action and away competitions. The dates run from the early 1960s through to the early 1970s.

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Manawatū Team - New Zealand Swimming Championships, Blenheim

Manawatū Team - New Zealand Swimming Championships, Blenheim

This photograph shows competitors from various Manawatū swim clubs. Front row from left: Ian Burt, West End; Olive Kirkby, Palmerston North; Mr Jack Hogan, Manager, Mrs Rona Haddon, Chaperone; Kerry Greer, Hokowhitu. Second row, from left: Luvaine Morpeth, Palmerston North; Francis Bell, Feilding; Paul Jepsen, YMCA; John Miers, Palmerston North; Warren Lunn, Hokowhitu; Vivien Haddon, YMCA; Valerie Toye, Palmerston North.

It comes from a large set of images of people involved in the West End Amateur Swim Club, donated by a member of the public to the Ian Matheson City Archives. The images are largely of the winners of local competitions, but there are also some photographs of swimmers in action and away competitions. The dates run from the early 1960s through to the early 1970s.

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"Rugby Manawatu vs. Wellington"

"Rugby Manawatu vs. Wellington"

This image was taken by a Manawatu Evening Standard photographer and is held in the Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection, but appears not to have run in the newspaper itself.

The game was played on June 5th, 1961 (Queens Birthday weekend). The result was a win to Wellington by 27-19. In this photo Nev McEwan leads out Wellington, followed by Brian Frederikson, while Bevan Jones leads out Manawatū.

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The Showgrounds, Palmerston North
 
"Rugby Manawatu vs. Wellington"

"Rugby Manawatu vs. Wellington"

This image was taken by a Manawatu Evening Standard photographer and is held in the Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection, but appears not to have run in the newspaper itself.

The game was played on June 5th, 1961 (Queens Birthday weekend). The result was a win to Wellington by 27-19. In this photo, Don McCaskie (with Gerald Nesdale close at hand) has Ralph Caulton and Barry Cull looking to make a tackle. Other notable names for Manawatū on the day were Stu Freebairn, Jimmy Nichols, Kevin Wing, Murray Ball, Jimmy Taitoko, Nev Mears, Bill Hounsell and Sam Knight; and for Wellington, John Millar, Rod Heeps, Neil Wolfe, Ron Horsley, and Colin Currie. The referee was Frank Parkinson.

Wellington scored 7 tries (x 3 points ) from Millar (2), Wolfe, Cull, Currie, Bendle, and Heeps, with 3 conversions by Brian Frederikson, for their 27 points. For Manawatū there were tries by Wing and Freebairn, with 3 penalties by the fullback Cowan who later left the field with an injury, at which point Gary Hermansson took over the goal kicking and converted the two tries, to make up the 19 points. What was particularly special for Hermansson was that most of the Wellington players that day became his teammates some two seasons later when he started playing for the Wellington team.

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The Showgrounds, Palmerston North
 
L. G. West, Plans for a Residence at Hokowhitu
2021Pa_LGWest-S4-12_035087_002 - Residence at Hokowhitu

L. G. West, Plans for a Residence at Hokowhitu

These architectural plans depict a two-storey house, featuring seven bedrooms. It was designed by L. G. West for Jacob Nannestead. The house was built around 1892. After it was sold to to Jack Strang in 1903 the house was extensively enlarged, both by him and by the New Zealand Government during the time it was leased to them for use as Government House (1908-1910). In 1921 the house was sold to William Caccia Birch. It is now known as Caccia Birch House in his honour. The Danish-born architect Ludolph Georg West (1846-1919) established an architectural practice in Palmerston North in about 1880. In 1912 he formed a partnership with is son, Ernest Vilhem West, who continued the business after his father's death.

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PalmyProud - Issue 19, 2024

PalmyProud - Issue 19, 2024

PalmyProud celebrates the people, places and events in our city. The free quarterly magazine aims to inspire locals and visitors to learn more about this special place we call home. It’s published by Palmerston North City Council.

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Manawatū
 
Pascal Street Stadium Construction

Pascal Street Stadium Construction

The glulam beams of the Pascal Street Stadium, as it was being built. Situated at the Palmerston North Showgrounds, it is on the site of the cattle pavilion destroyed by fire May 1977. The multipurpose pavilion, completed in 1981, was designed for sports but is also used for large events. It is large enough to accommodate a 166 metre running track. It is currently (2023) called the Central Energy Trust Arena.

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Pascal Street, Palmerston North
 
Back Issues: Hokowhitu's richly contested plot of land

Back Issues: Hokowhitu's richly contested plot of land

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. When members of Rangitāne sold land at Hokowhitu to the Crown in 1892-93, it was surveyed into sections. Low lying and flood prone section 262 extended from what is now the riverside end of Jickell Street eastwards to the golf course, with the lagoon to its north and the Manawatū River to its south. This article outlines the ownership and development of section 262 from 1892 to the present day.

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Hokowhitu
 
Back Issues: How we got a four term school year

Back Issues: How we got a four term school year

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. In 1996 New Zealand schools changed from three school terms each year to four shorter school terms. There have been various bold proposals for redrawing the school calendar over the past century.

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Palmerston North
 
Plaza Restaurant - George Street

Plaza Restaurant - George Street

The Plaza Restaurant was in Palmerston North.
The restaurant opened in 1944 in the Britannia Buildings 92-94 George Street. The signage for HS Wycherley Saddlery can be seen above the restaurant. The premises was later occupied by Moore Motors in the early 1950s, until the building was demolished circa 1978.

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Palmerston North
 
George Street  - Britannia Buildings

George Street - Britannia Buildings

George Street, west side.

The Child Bros Ltd General Carriers Palmerston North truck is seen in front of the Britannia Buildings, corner of George and Main Streets. Amongst the tennants in the buildings are H.S. Wycherley Saddlery, Moore Motors, B.B. Whitehead Public Accountant, Strawbridge Signs and a piano servicing company.
The Britannia Buildings were demolished circa 1978.

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George Street, Palmerston North
 
Back Issues: Talents took centre stage for kindy fundraisers

Back Issues: Talents took centre stage for kindy fundraisers

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. Fundraising talent shows were organised by kindergarten parents, 1958-1970s. Parents from different kindergartens organised and performed in the shows. These were held at the Palmerston North Concert Chamber, the Council Chambers, the old Opera House and later in the Regent Theatre.

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Palmerston North
 
Back Issues: The fight for the 'torturous' gorge road

Back Issues: The fight for the 'torturous' gorge road

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. The Manawatū Gorge has been a vital east -west access way since people first came to the region. For Māori, the river was the highway through the gorge they called Te Āpiti. Road formation and bridge building started in the 1860s. Road improvements developed as the number of motor vehicles increased, and an official opening of the road was held in 1926.
Throughout its history, the road has had regular slips and fallen boulders, with frequent road closures necessary for repair work. When slips closed the road in April 2015 and again in April 2017, the road was closed forever.

Building of a replacement route Te Ahu a Turanga - Manawatū Tararua Highway began in 2020 and is due to be completed mid 2025.

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Manawatu
 
Back Issues: Concrete evidence of a proud Palmy look

Back Issues: Concrete evidence of a proud Palmy look

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. Concrete log fences are almost a unique Palmerston North feature. There are some 30 homes throughout the city with the fences, built in the 1920s. The most recognised of the fences surrounds 170 Russell Street, the "Log Cabin" house.

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Palmerston North Boy's High School Sports Day

Palmerston North Boy's High School Sports Day

Palmerston North high school inter club sports day around 1970

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North Street, Palmerston North
 
Guy Donaldson, music career Part 5 - Manawatu Conversations

Guy Donaldson, music career Part 5 - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 30th April 2024. Part 5 of 5. College of Education merged into Massey University. He was not satisfied with the changes. Less emphasis on music. Didn’t like institutional life any more so asked to take leave for a year and eventually took voluntary redundancy.  Became a piano and vocal teacher working from home. His wife, Judith, did doctorate on the pressures on music teachers in secondary schools. He increased his involvement with community music in Palmerston North. Worked with Anna Leese and Dame Malvina Major Because of ageing population, there was a change to afternoon or house concerts. Reduced audiences restricted Regent Theatre to downstairs only. Ballet can attract larger audiences because it is more visual. What is now concert music was initially music found in churches or amongst the wealthy royalty of Europe. Brass band music and aspects of choral music were related to the working class. Chamber music is considered elitist.  Some children these days have a very short attention span but there are exceptions. He has the luxury of being able to work with young people to support their personal growth and musical growth. Has a five year old student who is the very best of his piano students. To succeed, a musician needs personal characteristics such as stamina, self-discipline and resilience. Music therapy is important for older people. “Music goes deeper into the sole than does speech” 

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Palmerston North
 
Guy Donaldson, music career Part 4 - Manawatu Conversations

Guy Donaldson, music career Part 4 - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 23rd April 2024. Part 4 of 5. Had been teaching in Auckland but it wasn’t working out financially so transferred to College of Education in Palmerston North. Learned how to teach music at primary schools based on music discoveries and experimentation. Worked as the music director of The Renaissance Singers a choir started by Graham Parsons. A third of the choir didn’t agree with his goals and left but were replaced by others who joined. Performed The Messiah - very successful. Guy was learning on the job as he had no training as a choral conductor. Was invited to do a series of orchestral concerts with the Manawatu Sinfonia. Conducting a choir is different than conducting an orchestra. Has been active on committees of registered teachers, singing teachers and Musica Viva. John and Clace Schwabe covered all aspects of instrumental and vocal music. Saturday morning music still going. An amazing range of music activity in Palmerston North but leadership is a problem. Manawatu Sinfonia and Manawatu Youth Orchestra now don’t have a regular conductor. Concert music is suffering from lack of involvement by the general community. Audiences becoming smaller. Asians value western concert music and are more prominent. Very few churches have choirs. Concert music tradition is struggling. Popular music favoured.   

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Palmerston North
 
Guy Donaldson, music career Part 3 - Manawatu Conversations

Guy Donaldson, music career Part 3 - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 16th April 2024. Part 3 of 5. Was the founding head of music at Awatapu College. Employed in second year of college existence. College’s culture was equality for all. Non streaming. Became Assistant Dean. Left school teaching to focus on piano playing and teaching. Set up his own piano teaching practice mainly after school and Saturday mornings. Marriage collapsed.  Abandoned private teaching and became an English teacher at Palmerston North Girls High School. Shifted to Auckland and started a piano teaching practice in Remuera and part time music teacher at Sacred Heart College. Was appointed the vocal trainer for Leonard Bernstein production called Mass and played in the orchestra with the Auckland Symphonia. Returned to Palmerston North and took a position at the teachers college.  Music scene in Auckland too big. He was a small cog in a big wheel. Family life suffered because of ambition to succeed in work. Marriage broke up. After an overseas trip came back to Palmerston North Teachers College and worked with Graham Parsons, Morva Croxson, Fleur Stark, Robert Hoskins and Jenny Boyack. Money was available for a very liberal education. University and college training did not prepare upcoming teachers adequately for real life classroom teaching.  

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Palmerston North
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