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
Employee Profiles PNCC 00039
Seals PNCC 1/34/1
Council Prayer PNCC K3/28/1
Valuation Maps (Old Series) PNCC 2/23/11
Library Photographs PNCC 00040
Seal Press PNCC 1/34/2
Stationery PNCC 3/2/2
Learning Exchange List of Courses and Clubs PNCC 3/10/2
Building Plans - Buildings demolished between 1965 and 1989 (sample) PNCC 4/13/8
Photographs PNCC 00047
Filing Brush for Seal Press PNCC 1/34/4
Building Permit Records: Building Plans - Hospital Buildings (numbered series) PNCC 4/13/9
Engineering Subdivisional Applications PNCC 00058
Council Bible PNCC 1/35/1
Municipal Library Seal Press PNCC 3/12/1
Park Bench Plaques PNCC 5/5/1
City Badge: Painted metal copies PNCC 1/23/1
District Planning Schemes - Subdivision Applications PNCC K3/10/1
Subdivisional Approval Plans: Scheme plan files and indexes (new series) PNCC 7/2/2
Roll of Honour PNCC 11/8/9
Rubber Stamps PNCC 1/36/1
Building Permit Records: Building Plans - State Houses PNCC 4/13/11
Valuation Maps PNCC 2/23/16
City Badge: Printed copies PNCC 1/23/2
Ink Well, Ink and Pens PNCC 1/36/2
Core Policies - Palmerston North City Council PNCC 00064
Office Calendars PNCC 1/36/3
Maps and Plans - Kairanga County Council PNCC K3/14/2
Building Plans PNCC 00045
Printing Blocks used in publications PNCC 1/30/5
Stationery PNCC 1/17/9
Building Permit Records: Inspection Registers PNCC 4/13/15
Gifts to the City PNCC 1/38
Publications - Traffic Management Plan PNCC 4/16/3
Staff Provident Fund Membership Cards PNCC 2/29/3
Printing Blocks: Blocks used in unidentified publications PNCC 1/30/6
Cemetery rubber stamps PNCC 5/6/1
Publications - Minimum Requirements for Subdivisions PNCC 4/16/4
Common seal PNCC K3/16/10
Inwards Correspondence and Subject Files - Multiple Number ("N") System PNCC 10/1/5
Powerco Ltd PNCC 00082 1996
Traffic Surveys and Management: Transportation Survey PNCC 4/17/1
County Health and Building Inspector's File PNCC O3/4/6
Environmental Health - Albert Street Flea Market PNCC 00069
Wooden Bowl PNCC 1/38/7
Property Office Files - Legal Documents PNCC 00050B
Commemorative Plaque for the site of Snelson's Store PNCC 3/6/2
Publications PNCC 00037
City Corporation Photographs PNCC 00059
Dog Tags PNCC 2/33/1