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