Manawatū District Council

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The Manawatū District Council was formed in 1989 from an amalgamation of the first Manawatū 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 Manawatū 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 Manawatū 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


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Title Sort ascending Identifier (RiC-A22) Dates
Waituna West Cemetery Committee Minute Book and letter Book MDC 00279 1952-1970
Wages sheets and Treasury Vouchers for unemployment relief scheme MDC 00148 1931-1932
Valuation slips for County Reserve land MDC 00270 1979-1989
Valuation Slips MDC 00476 1955-1988
Valuation Rolls MDC 00378 1895-1954
Valuation Rolls MDC 00484 1950-1954
Transcript of the Diary of Colonel William Henry Adelbert Feilding MDC 00545 1871-05-12-1872-03-21
Tangimoana Domain Board Receipts and Expenditure Cash Book MDC 00464 1959-1984
Tangimoana Domain Board Outward Letter Books MDC 00463 1981-1984
Tangimoana Domain Board Minutes MDC 00462 1924-1984
Tangimoana Community Council Outward Correspondence MDC 00061 1975-1983
Taikorea Hall Committee Correspondence File MDC 00461 1967-1973
Subject Files of the Health and Building Inspector [2nd sequence] MDC 00120 1963-1991
Subject Files of the Health and Building Inspector [1st sequence] MDC 00019 1950-1979
Sanson Hall and Domain Committee Minutes of Meetings MDC 00202 1977-1992
Sanson Hall and Domain Committee Correspondence MDC 00203 1980-1991
Sandon Public Park Improvement Committee Minute Book MDC 00199 1946-1949
Sandon Public Park Board correspondence files (includes Sandon Public Hall) MDC 00198 1895-1975
Sandon Public Park Board Cash Books MDC 00201 1895-1982
Sandon Public Park Board - Town Hall Rent Book (1933-1953), also entries for Sanson Cemetery Board (1933-1937) MDC 00200 1933-1953
Sandon Public Park Board - Hall Committee Minute Books MDC 00197 1937-1940
Sandon Cemetery Certificates of Purchase of Burial Sites MDC 00447 1933-1989
Sandon and Carnavon Roads Board Meeting Minutes MDC 00474 1881-1887
Sandon and Carnavon Roads Board General Ledgers MDC 00475 1881-1887
Rural Housing Loans and Advances MDC 00539 1966-2020
Rongotea Town Board Valuation Rolls MDC 00480 1905-1939
Rongotea Town Board Rongotea Town Hall Cash Books MDC 00483 1911-1940
Rongotea Town Board Rate Books MDC 00479 1905-1940
Rongotea Town Board Published Copy of Rongotea Town District Bylaws MDC 00482 1909-1909
Rongotea Town Board Meeting Minutes MDC 00477 1905-1940
Rongotea Town Board Impounding Register MDC 00481 1905-1906
Rongotea Town Board General Ledger MDC 00478 1906-1930
Rongotea Memorial Sports Centre Minute Book MDC 00079 1946-1987
Rongotea Memorial Sports Centre Inward and Outward Correspondence MDC 00080 1953-1990
Rongotea Memorial Sports Centre Financial Records MDC 00081 1949-1957
Rongotea Hall Committee Outward Correspondence MDC 00077 1941-1951
Rongotea Hall Committee Minute Books MDC 00076 1941-1982
Rongotea Hall Committee General Correspondence MDC 00078 1941-1988
Rongotea Hall Committee Cash Book MDC 00082 1967-1986
Rongotea (Campbelltown) Public Cemetery Trustees Minute Books MDC 00449 1885-1939
Rongotea (Campbelltown) Public Cemetery Receipts and Expenditure Cash Book MDC 00450 1900-1939
Rongotea (Campbelltown) Cemetery Grant of Exclusive Rights of Burial MDC 00451 1887-1987
Record of Mayors and Councillors Since Inception of Feilding Borough Council MDC 00535 1989 (year uncertain)-1990 (year uncertain)
Rangiwhaia Cemetery applications for issue of Burial Warrant MDC 00138 1956-1982
Putai-Ngahere Domain Correspondence MDC 00151 1980-1980
Putai-Ngahere Domain Board Minute Book MDC 00287 1922-1987
Pound Registers MDC 00243 1888-1953
Pohangina Road District Valuation Roll Book MDC 00400 1892-1892
Pohangina Road Board Meeting Minutes MDC 00399 1892-1894
Pohangina Reserves Committee Minute Book MDC 00396 1980-1983