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