Palmerston North City Council

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Palmerston North came into official existence in 1866 under the name of ‘Palmerston’ (North was added by the postal authorities in 1871) and administered by the Wellington Provincial Council. In 1877 it became an self-governing Borough and elected its first Borough Council. Palmerston North reached city status, with a resulting name change to the Palmerston North City Council, in 1930. In 1989 a major territorial change took place, whereby Palmerston North took over the territory of Kairanga County Council and part of the Oroua County Council (Ashhurst). The Palmerston North Council Archives are arranged and described under two plans of arrangment: The original arrangement plan, created in 1978-1979, reflected the organisational structure of the Council during the 1970s (Series 1 – 10 contain the records of the 10 departments of Council that were progressively created between 1877 – and 1973). A new plan of arrangement was created in 1996, where the record type took precedence over the creator.

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Government Organization


Name Sort descending Identifier Dates
Aerial Photographs, Prints for NZ Mosaic Series, Palmerston North and Environs HRC 00410 1945-11-18
Asset Management Plans PNCC 00088 1997
Awards, Industrial Agreements and Employment Contracts PNCC 00031 1987-1991
Badges and Medals PNCC 1/40 1970 (year approximate)
Building Consents PNCC 00032 1992-1994
Building Plans PNCC 00045
Bunnythorpe Cemetery PNCC 00078
Caccia Birch Trust Board PNCC 00046 1989-1993
Charitable Aid Board PNCC 00072 1981-2007
City Library - Photographs PNCC 00040
Code of Compliance Certificates PNCC 00034 1993-1995
Community Housing PNCC 00091 1990
Council Maps and Plans PNCC 00086 1991
District Schemes and District Plans PNCC 00028 1990-2010
Employee Profiles PNCC 00039
Engineering Contracts PNCC 00027 1992-2009
Gordon Kear Forest PNCC 00087 1983
HAIL Site Files - 1st Sequence HRC 00504 1992-02-19-2015-03-30
HAIL Site Files - 2nd Sequence HRC 00505 1994-08-10-2019-09-06
Ian Matheson City Archives Management Files PNCC 00075 1971 (year approximate)
Library Assets PNCC 00085 1990
Mayor's Correspondence PNCC 00036 1983-1999
Mayor's Office PNCC 00035 1990-2015
Minutes of Council and Committee Meetings (Confidential) PNCC 00021 1989-2007
Minutes of Council and Committee Meetings (Public) PNCC 00020 1989-2008
Minutes of District Licensing Committee Meetings (Confidential) PNCC 00021A 2014
Palmerston North City Council - City Manager PNCC 00068 1990-1999
Palmerston North City Council Annual and 10 Year Plans PNCC 00051 1990
Palmerston North City Council Annual Reports PNCC 00052 1990
Palmerston North City Council Burial Papers PNCC 00066 1991-2011
Palmerston North City Council Burial Site Certificates PNCC 00054 1988
Palmerston North City Council Bylaws PNCC 00053 1920
Palmerston North City Council Certificates of Compliance PNCC 00056 1992-1996
Palmerston North City Council City Engineer PNCC 00062 1964-2008
Palmerston North City Council Civil Defence PNCC 00073 1992-1998
Palmerston North City Council Core Policies PNCC 00064 1999-2007
Palmerston North City Council Cremation Papers PNCC 00065 1990-2011
Palmerston North City Council Engineering Subdivisional Applications PNCC 00058
Palmerston North City Council Handbooks PNCC 00057 1989
Palmerston North City Council Land Use Resource Consents PNCC 00055 1991-2002
Palmerston North City Council Newsletters PNCC 00074 1986-2010
Palmerston North City Council Permits to Erect Tombstone PNCC 00067 1986-2011
Palmerston North City Council Redevelopment Plans and Photographs PNCC 00048 1990 (year approximate)-1994
Palmerston North City Council Retention and Disposal Schedule PNCC 00061 1982-2003
Palmerston North City Council Secretariat Unit PNCC 00084 1995-1999
Palmerston North City Council Staff Orientation Tours PNCC 00071 2006-2008
Palmerston North City Electoral Rolls PNCC 00049 1992
Palmerston North Heritage Trust PNCC 00079 2003
Palmerston North Roll of Honour PNCC 00063 2005-2005
Park Bench Plaques PNCC 5/5/1