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"Blind Date with a Book"

"Blind Date with a Book"

Celebrating Library Lovers' Week at the Youth Space, Palmerston North, by borrowing a 'blind' book.

Creator
Date
February 12, 2019
Place
Palmerston North
 
Workers' memorial signage at Memorial Park, Palmerston North

Workers' memorial signage at Memorial Park, Palmerston North

A new sign was created by the Palmerston North City Council, for the workers's memorial at Memorial Park on Napier Road, Palmerston North. It was installed on 6 April 2018, and is to be launched on Workers' Memorial Day on 28 April. The sign discusses the former use of Memorial Park as a gravel pit, providing ballast for the railway, and worker who lost his life at the pit, and the importance of worker safety. There is an annual commemoration each year on 28 April. Its purpose is to challenge New Zealanders to see workplace health and safety as a crucial issue.

 
Jackson Special 4024cc racing car, Ohakea Trophy car race

Jackson Special 4024cc racing car, Ohakea Trophy car race

John McMillan was the factory foreman at A. Jackson & Son Engineering in Miramar, Wellington. He talked the proprietor, Albert Jackson, into building this one-off racing car - a Jackson Special 4024cc. The car was only raced twice, and on the second occasion in March, 1950 at Ohakea, it won. Ohakea Air Base hosted the Ohakea Trophy car race as part of the Grand Prix circuit, 1950 - 1956. On 14 March 1953, John McMillan came first in the 4th Ohakea trophy driving a Ford 3919cc V8, in a time of 1hr 14m 40s.

 
Peace Action Manawatū Protest - MP Golriz Ghahraman

Peace Action Manawatū Protest - MP Golriz Ghahraman

Green MP, Golriz Ghahraman, speaking to protestors with signs at the start of the Peace Action Manawatū Protest in The Square against the New Zealand Defence, Industry & National Security Forum. The forum was held from 31 October to 1 November at Central Energy Trust Arena.

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Date
October 31, 2018
Place
The Square
 
Regent Theatre, Broadway

Regent Theatre, Broadway

The Regent Theatre was built as a movie theatre in 1930. Today it is the main venue for live shows in Palmerston North. This image shows the extent of the building, which sits between Broadway and King Street.

 
Regent Arcade

Regent Arcade

The Regent Arcade is a pedestrian access way between Broadway and King Street in Palmerston North. It was created when the Regent Theatre was built in 1930, and lies directly next to the Theatre. It is home to a number of small businesses.

 
Papaiōea Place social housing

Papaiōea Place social housing

Palmerston North City Council's social housing redevelopment project resulted in the completion of 30 new social housing units in Papaiōea Place, in stage one. The new units were blessed and opened on 4 March 2019. The new units at Papaiōea Place are open-plan, with eco-friendly and futureproof design to help enhance residents' quality of living. All units are double-glazed and well-insulated. They also have the 4-star Lifemark certification. This means the units are equipped to meet tenants' lifetime mobility and agility needs. Twenty more units will be added in Stage 2.

 
Catherine Knight

Catherine Knight

Catherine Knight is an environmental historian and policy analyst . This image was taken at the launch of her book, "Wildbore: A photographic legacy", about Charles Wildbore of the Pohangina Valley. It was held at the Palmerston North Central Library 29 August 2018. ​

 
Catherine Knight and Wildbore family

Catherine Knight and Wildbore family

Catherine Knight is an environmental historian and policy analyst. This image was taken at the launch of her book, "Wildbore: A photographic legacy", about Charles Wildbore of the Pohangina Valley, held at the Palmerston North Central Library 29 August 2018. Catherine Knight is seated centre, with members of the Wildbore family.

 
Catherine Knight and Clive Madge

Catherine Knight and Clive Madge

Catherine Knight is an environmental historian and policy analyst . This image was taken at the launch of her book, "Wildbore: A photographic legacy", about Charles Wildbore of the Pohangina Valley. It was held at the Palmerston North Central Library 29 August 2018. Catherine Knight, standing left, is being introduced by her husband, Clive Madge.

 
Catherine Knight

Catherine Knight

Catherine Knight is an environmental historian and policy analyst. This image was taken at the launch of her book, "Wildbore: A photographic legacy", about Charles Wildbore of the Pohangina Valley, held at the Palmerston North Central Library 29 August 2018.

 
Carncot School for Girls, Broadway Avenue

Carncot School for Girls, Broadway Avenue

In 1955 this property at 163 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, was purchased to serve as a school building for Carncot School. Carncot School was started by Constance L Standford in The Square, moved to Duke (now Princess) Street in 1906, and then to Broadway Avenue. Originally it was a private school for boys and girls but now operates as Carncot Independent School for Girls.

 
Former G H Bennett building, Broadway

Former G H Bennett building, Broadway

G H Bennetts, booksellers and stationers, were established 1891. They constructed this building c.1917-1918. The etched out G H Bennett can be seen faintly on the facade of the building. The shop front was renovated in 1965. it was sold and operated as Whitcoulls from the 1980s. Whitcoulls closed the store in Broadway in 2018.

 
"Awahou School Cententary 1894-1994: A History of the Pohangina Valley"

"Awahou School Cententary 1894-1994: A History of the Pohangina Valley"

Manuscript of "Awahou School Cententary 1894-1994: A History of the Pohangina Valley" by Lois Hall, published in 1994. it was produced by the Awahou School's Centenary Committee. The book covers chapters on: Setting the Scene; First Footsteps; Getting Settled; The Surveyors; Fool's Gold; Clearing the Bush; Local Bodies; Roads and Bridges: Services; Living off the Land; After Work; Pohangina; Raumai; komako; People; Here and Now; Awahou south School; Komako School; Awahou North/Awahou School; Reminiscences; School Photographs; The Centennary.

 
The House that Quality and Value Built: The C. M. Ross Co. Ltd story

The House that Quality and Value Built: The C. M. Ross Co. Ltd story

A book written to commemorate 80 years of the Rosco building, charting the history of the C M Ross Company, and the building, built by the company in 1927-1928. In 1883 Charles Ross bought the Bon Marche in Palmerston North and began trading as a drapery and clothing store. The business later traded under C M Ross Co. Ltd until it was sold in 1959. The building in question now operates as the Palmerston North City Library.

Creator
Date
2008
Place
4 The Square, Palmerston North
 
Historic Places in Palmerston North

Historic Places in Palmerston North

A description of places listed on the Register of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, as at 2007 revised 2013). Compiled by Rosemary Harris, Margaret Tate and Pat Scrivens and published by the Manawatu Branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga. Buildings included: Regent Theatre; All Saints' Church; All Saints' Church Hall; Cathedral of the Holy Spirit; Grand Hotel building, Coronation Memorial,; Hitching Post; Te Peeti Te Awe Awe Memorial; Former T & G building; United Manawatu Lodge (now Aqaba); Ward Brothers building; Soldiers' Club building (former RSA, now Café Cuba); Palmerston North Technical Institute (now UCOL); Former Chief Post Office; Steeles building; Stubbs Jewellers building; Massey University Old Main Building (now Sir Geoffrey Perrin building); Massey University Refectory building; Wharerata; Craiglockhart (Moginie House); Old Dairy Factory (Dairy Research building); Caccia Birch house; 16 Guy Avenue; Kaingahou, 642 Pioneer Highway; 28 Ranfurly Street; Rangimarie, 3 Rangiora Avenue; Woolahra, Rangitikei Line; Cluny Park, Rangitikei Line; 239 and 241 Ruahine Street; 170 Russell Street; Hoffman Kiln; Hokowhitu School; Stone Wall, Pahiatua Track

Creator
Date
2013
Place
Palmerston North
 
Palmerston North Showgrounds history

Palmerston North Showgrounds history

A brief history of the Palmerston North Showgrounds, now Arena Manawatu, by Leanne Hickman. Established in 1886 by the Manawatu and West Coast Agricultural and Pastoral Association, the showgrounds were also used for military purposes during both World War I and World War II, including being the home of the Maori Battalion. As well they have been associated with many city events over the years. The grounds are now owned by the Council and are the major facility for sports and recreation fixtures in the region.

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