Manawatu United Council
In 1981 the Manawatu United Council was officially created following declarations from the four local councils. The inaugural meeting was held in the Palmerston North City Council chambers in Palmerston North on the 25th June. The Council was responsible for the coordination of civil defence and development of a regional plan. The Council did not have it’s own staff, instead they were provided by the Palmerston North City Council. In 1989 the United Council was amalgamated with a number of other authorities to form the Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council.