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Milverton Park

Milverton Park

An aerial view of the Milverton Park playground looking towards the city centre. The new playground was reopened on Saturday, 4 August, 2019. The park was gifted to the Council in 1925 by William Milverton, whose only condition was that the land remains free for the public to use for recreation and amusement.

 
Quilts for the community by Rose City Quilters

Quilts for the community by Rose City Quilters

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Palmerston North City Council received 105 handmade quilts from the Rose City Quilters to distribute to families in the area. Rose City Quilters have been making quilts and storing them for distribution during emergencies. After the Christchurch earthquake, they sent over 500 quilts to families affected. They also provided these beautiful quilts to families in need during the big Manawatū flood a few years back. Four local welfare organisations are being given a share of the quilts to distribute: Te Roopu Whakaruruhau o Nga Wahine Maori, Palmerston North Women’s Refuge, Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Palmerston North, and MASH Trust.

 
Palmy Unlocked! - COVID-19 Pandemic

Palmy Unlocked! - COVID-19 Pandemic

Residents of Palmerston North talk about their experience of being out and about again after seven weeks of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. This video was shot on Thursday 14 May 2020, when New Zealand dropped to alert level 2.

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May 4, 2020
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The Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre opened 4 July 1930 as a cinema and theatre. It was designed by Charles Hollingshed for owners Williamson Films Ltd, and built of reinforced concrete by Julian and Co at a cost of £46,000. One of its features is a solid marble staircase. In the 1990s the theatre was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and restored as the city's premier theatre. It is leased to the Regent Theatre Trust Board who run the facility.

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