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
Core Policies - Palmerston North City Council PNCC 00064
Building Plans - Buildings demolished between 1965 and 1989 (sample) PNCC 4/13/8
Seals PNCC 1/34/1
Maps and Plans - Kairanga County Council PNCC K3/14/2
Building Permit Records: Building Plans - Hospital Buildings (numbered series) PNCC 4/13/9
Seal Press PNCC 1/34/2
Publications - Traffic Management Plan PNCC 4/16/3
Cigar lighter and ashtray PNCC 1/39/3
Staff Provident Fund Membership Cards PNCC 2/29/3
Building Plans PNCC 00045
Publications - Minimum Requirements for Subdivisions PNCC 4/16/4
Plate PNCC 1/39/4
Common seal PNCC K3/16/10
Building Permit Records: Building Plans - State Houses PNCC 4/13/11
Cemetery rubber stamps PNCC 5/6/1
Filing Brush for Seal Press PNCC 1/34/4
Traffic Surveys and Management: Transportation Survey PNCC 4/17/1
County Health and Building Inspector's File PNCC O3/4/6
Inwards Correspondence and Subject Files - Multiple Number ("N") System PNCC 10/1/5
Council Bible PNCC 1/35/1
Powerco Ltd PNCC 00082 1996
City Badge: Painted metal copies PNCC 1/23/1
Commemorative Plaque for the site of Snelson's Store PNCC 3/6/2
Environmental Health - Albert Street Flea Market PNCC 00069
Rubber Stamps PNCC 1/36/1
Property Office Files - Legal Documents PNCC 00050B
Dog Tags PNCC 2/33/1
City Badge: Printed copies PNCC 1/23/2
Ink Well, Ink and Pens PNCC 1/36/2
Publications PNCC 00037
City Corporation Photographs PNCC 00059
Building Permit Records: Inspection Registers PNCC 4/13/15
Office Calendars PNCC 1/36/3
Engineers Numbered Plans PNCC 00060
Council Prayer PNCC K3/28/1
Employee Profiles PNCC 00039
Stationery PNCC 1/17/9
Printing Blocks used in publications PNCC 1/30/5
Valuation Maps (Old Series) PNCC 2/23/11
Library Photographs PNCC 00040
Stationery PNCC 3/2/2
Printing Blocks: Blocks used in unidentified publications PNCC 1/30/6
Japanese Vase PNCC 1/38/2
Loving Cup PNCC 1/38/3
Learning Exchange List of Courses and Clubs PNCC 3/10/2
Photographs PNCC 00047
Subdivisional Approval Plans: Scheme plan files and indexes (new series) PNCC 7/2/2
District Planning Schemes - Subdivision Applications PNCC K3/10/1
Roll of Honour PNCC 11/8/9
Engineering Subdivisional Applications PNCC 00058