A history of Awatapu College written by Sue Stirling. Chapters consider the school under its first five principals (John Wall; Mike O'Connor; Larry Ching; Tina Sims and Gary Yeatman), with additional chapters dedicated to: camps and trips; sport at Awatapu; and music, drama, art and community.
A local community newspaper. The content of the issue includes: Heather Tanguay, 'On Being a City Councillor,' p.2. John Bevan Ford, 'The Emblem,' p.2. Rolf Panny, 'A Code of Social and Family Responsibility?' p.3. 'News from the Manawatū Ethnic Council,' pp.6-7. Richard Lee, 'The Green Bike Scheme Off to a Good Start,' p.8. Nigel Perry, 'A Cycle & Pedestrian Bridge Across the River - for Motorists!' p.8. 'Introducing Dean McKelvey, Manawatū Country Singer,' p.10. Kagan, 'Celebrating Life Long Learning Conference,' p.12. Masaki Hayashi, 'The 1st New Zealand Shito-Ryu Karate Do Invitational Championship,' p.13. 'The School of the Month: Terrace End School,' p.16.
This study was produced to document recent population trends and provide estimates of future growth in regional and local areas. The predictions for the Manawatū region are provided on pages 51-54. In 1971 Palmerston North had an urban population of 57,065. The Ministry of Works predicted that the city's population would be 63,000 in 1976; 70,000 in 1981; 77,500 in 1986; and 85,000 in 1991. The city's actual population growth was slower than estimated. According to census results, Palmerston North's population was 63,873 in 1976; 66,691 in 1981; 67,405 in 1986; and 70,318 in 1991.
'Theatre "A Plum Job": A magnificent old theatre in Palmerston North has been restored to its former splendor'
An article by Ian Ogier, that appeared in _New Zealand Historic Places_, no. 68, May 1998, pp.6-8, describing the restoration of The Regent Theatre on Broadway Avenue.
An illustrated booklet providing a history of the Turitea water supply facility, written and researched by Jonathan Berkahn and Margaret Beames. It covers the history of this key piece of local infrastructure from the 1880s until the 1990s.
A souvenir programme for the opening ceremony of the New Longburn Railway Bridge and Deviation. Constructed between 1958 and 1960, the new steel and reinforced-concrete bridge replaced an earlier wooden rail bridge over the Manawatū which dated from 1886.