Manawatu District Council

Manawatu District Council logo

The Manawatu District Council was formed in 1989 from an amalgamation of the first Manawatu District Council, Pohangina County Council, Kiwitea County Council, Feilding Borough Council and most of the Oroua County Council (excluding Ashhurst, which joined with Palmerston North City Council). The Manawatu District Council Collection contains the records of these numerous predecessor organisations and earlier road boards and town boards that operated within the current district boundaries from 1876-1989.

The types of records found in the Manawatu archives include:

  • Accounts and financial records;
  • Aerial photographs;
  • Correspondence files;
  • Electoral rolls;
  • Engineering Plans;
  • Letter Books;
  • Historical Maps;
  • Minute books and other meeting papers;
  • Permits;
  • Rate books and valuation rolls


Displaying 1 - 50 of 522
Title Identifier (RiC-A22) Dates Sort descending
Pohangina County Council Traction engine licence book - Unused MDC 00380
Manchester Road Board Valuation Roll Books - Special Rating Districts MDC 00346
Pohangina County Council Vehicle Licence Book unused MDC 00381
Manchester Road Board General Rate Cash Books MDC 00343 1876-1891
Manchester Road Board Meeting Minutes MDC 00333 1876-1900
Manchester Road Board Cash Books MDC 00338 1877-1894
Manchester Road Board General Ledgers MDC 00339 1877-1896
Manawatu County Council Letterpress Copybooks of General Outwards Correspondence MDC 00412 1877-1904
Manawatu County Council Minutes of Council Meetings MDC 00408 1877-1988
Manchester Road Board Letterpress Copybooks of General Outward Correspondence MDC 00334 1877-1901
Manawatu County Council Receipt and Expenditure Cash Books MDC 00414 1877-1940
Manchester Road Board Inward Correspondence MDC 00337 1878-1903
Maps of the Manchester Block MDC 00486 1878-1878
Manawatu County Council Subdivisions and Auction Plans MDC 00529 1878-1961
Manawatu County Council General Ledgers MDC 00418 1878-1940
Halcombe Town Board Meeting Minutes MDC 00324 1880-1909
Halcombe Town Board Rate Books MDC 00329 1880-1913
Manchester Road Board Rate Books MDC 00342 1880-1901
Pohangina County Council Legal files and documents MDC 00073 1881-1972
Sandon and Carnavon Roads Board Meeting Minutes MDC 00474 1881-1887
Maps of Manawatu County MDC 00507 1881-1881
Sandon and Carnavon Roads Board General Ledgers MDC 00475 1881-1887
Feilding Borough Council Minutes of Council Meetings MDC 00204 1881-1989
Feilding Borough Council Outward Correspondence MDC 00209 1881-1924
Feilding Borough Council Inward and Outward Correspondence in Subject Files (1st series) MDC 00001 1881-1910
Manawatu County Council Inward and Outward Correspondence in Subject Files MDC 00024 1881-1988
Feilding Borough Council Minutes of Committee Meetings MDC 00206 1881-1925
Feilding Borough Council General Licence Register MDC 00169 1881-1901
Feilding Borough Council Rate Books MDC 00224 1881-1960
Feilding Borough Council Receipts and Payments Cash Books MDC 00212 1881-1913
Manawatu County Council Tramway General Ledger MDC 00467 1881-1893
Feilding Borough Council Electoral Rolls MDC 00108 1882-1986
Feilding Borough Council Cemetery Fees Receipt Books MDC 00178 1882-1911
Feilding Cemetery Trustees Minute Book MDC 00180 1882-1882
Feilding Borough Council Balance Sheets MDC 00008 1882-1989
Manawatu County Council Rate Receipt Cash Books MDC 00433 1882-1924
Kiwitea Road Board Form of voting paper MDC 00161 1883-1883-06-11
Feilding Borough Council Ledgers and Cash Books re loans MDC 00217 1883-1889
Feilding Borough Council Extracts from New Zealand Gazettes MDC 00232 1883-1917
Manchester Road Board Dog Register MDC 00347 1883-1891
Kiwitea Road Board Rate Book MDC 00293 1883-1890
Manchester Road Board Early Clippings of Public Notices and Topical Issues MDC 00349 1883-1900
Oroua County Council Letterpress Copybook of Outward Correspondence MDC 00298 1883-1889
Municipal Library General Ledger MDC 00240 1883-1888
Manchester Road Board Special Rate Cash Book MDC 00344 1884-1890
Kiwitea Road Board Inward Correspondence MDC 00155 1884-1894
Kiwitea Road Board Balance Sheet Files MDC 00156 1884-1888
Manchester Road Board Letterpress Copybook of Outward Correspondence from Charles Bray, Engineer MDC 00335 1884-1890
Manawatu County Council Tramway Accounts Ledgers MDC 00468 1884-1947
Feilding Borough Council Valuation Lists MDC 00228 1884-1895