Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council logoThe Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) was originally formed in 1877 as a Borough Council. In 1930 it became a City Council and in the local government reorganisation of the 1980s the boundaries were expanded to take in parts of Oroua County Council and most of Kairanga County Council.

The PNCC Collection is one arm of the Ian Matheson City Archives (IMCA) and is digitally hosted by Archives Central. The Collection contains the records of the City Council and numerous predecessor organisations, such as the County Councils, Road Boards, Town Boards and Domain Boards, that operated within the current Palmerston North City Boundaries from 1872-1989. Also incorporated into IMCA, but hosted on other sites, are the IMCA Community Archives and IMCA Photograph Collection.

 The types of records found in the PNCC archives include:

  • Accounts records;
  • Aerial Photographs;
  • Bylaws;
  • Correspondence files;
  • Electoral rolls;
  • Engineering plans;
  • Minute books, report books and meeting papers;
  • Rate books and valuation rolls;
  • Subdivision files;
  • Survey plans;
  • Town planning records


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Title Identifier (RiC-A22) Dates Sort descending
Printing Blocks PNCC 1/30/6
Stationery PNCC 1/17/9
Stationery PNCC 3/2/2
Valuation Maps PNCC 2/23/16
Kairanga County Council Maps and Plans PNCC K3/14/2
Employee Profiles PNCC 00039
Publications - Traffic Management Plan PNCC 4/16/3
City Library - Photographs PNCC 00040
Bunnythorpe Cemetery PNCC 00078
Seals PNCC 1/34/1
Seal Presses PNCC 1/34/2
Filing Brush for Seal Press PNCC 1/34/4
Publications - Minimum Requirements for Subdivisions PNCC 4/16/4
Council Bible PNCC 1/35/1
Traffic Surveys and Management: Transportation Survey PNCC 4/17/1
City Badges PNCC 1/23/1
Rubber Stamps PNCC 1/36/1
City Badge: Printed copies PNCC 1/23/2
Commemorative Plaque for the site of Snelson's Store PNCC 3/6/2
Writing Materials PNCC 1/36/2
Office Calendars PNCC 1/36/3
Powerco Ltd PNCC 00082 1996
Building Plans PNCC 00045
Learning Exchange List of Courses and Clubs PNCC 3/10/2
Building Plans - Buildings demolished between 1965 and 1989 (sample) PNCC 4/13/8
Subdivisional Approval Plans: Scheme plan files and indexes (new series) PNCC 7/2/2
Kairanga County Council Subdivision Applications PNCC K3/10/1
Building Permit Records: Building Plans - Hospital Buildings (numbered series) PNCC 4/13/9
Municipal Library Seal Press PNCC 3/12/1
Kairanga County Council Common Seal PNCC K3/16/10
Building Permit Records: Building Plans - State Houses PNCC 4/13/11
Council Prayer PNCC K3/28/1
Park Bench Plaques PNCC 5/5/1
Staff Provident Fund Membership Cards PNCC 2/29/3
Cemetery - Rubber Stamps PNCC 5/6/1
Building Permit Records: Inspection Registers PNCC 4/13/15
Palmerston North City Council Engineering Subdivisional Applications PNCC 00058
Oroua County Council Health and Building Inspector PNCC O3/4/6
Valuation Maps (Old Series) PNCC 2/23/11
Gifts to the City PNCC 1/38/1
Dog Tags PNCC 2/33/1
Electrical Engineer - Inwards Correspondence and Subject Files PNCC 10/1/5
Printing Blocks PNCC 1/30/5
Maps and Plans: Indexes and Registers PNCC 4/8/1 1851-1976
Land Sale Plans PNCC 7/6/7 1864-1920
Medals and Badges PNCC 1/40/1 1864-1971
Medals produced by the Palmerston North City Council PNCC 1/40/2 1870-1970
Minutes - Manawatu Road Board and Bunnythorpe Domain Board PNCC K1/1/1 1872-1901
Kairanga County Council Maps and Plans KCC 3/14/2 1874-1989
Manawatu Road Board Ledgers PNCC K1/5/1 1875-1902