Palmerston North, home to Massey University, is a vibrant, youthful city with an active student population. Set at the foot of the Tararua Mountain Range, on the eastern Manawatu Plains, Palmerston North is a city of sophistication and diversity, yet with all the freedom and space of a provincial centre. more
Palmerston North, also known locally as "Palmy" is situated on the Manawatu River and is New Zealand's seventh biggest city. It was named in honour of Viscount Palmerston, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain.
The original Maori clearing in what was once predominantly a forest area is known as 'The Square' today and is the centre point of the city. It's a seven hectare park of lawn, trees, fountains and gardens. It is also the point from where the main streets of the city are arranged.
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Mobile-friendly - New Zealand-style motel apartments, some sleeping up to five-seven people. Located three minutes from Palmerston North International Airport and three kilometres from city centre. Situated opposite Palmerston North hospital. Close to shops, cafes. restaurants and bars plus cinemas and theatres. 24-hour supermarket, takeaways, and good restaurant within 100 metres of motel. Adjoining rooms, great for groups and family reunions.
Mobile-friendly - Close to Palmerston North Central Business District and Massey University. 17 fully self-contained accommodation ground-floor apartments. Family and studio units most with double spa baths, luxury units with super-king beds. Ideal for corporate and family stays. 50+ channels with Guest Select in all units and Free Wireless Internet in all units. Children's playground. Swimming pool. Enquire about our Romantic Package.
Located in the heart of Palmerston North is the Alpha Motor Inn, a well established, comfortable, affordable 20 unit motel. We're centrally located on Victoria Ave, a short walk to the city centre. Rooms feature daily service, self-contained units with kitchens/kitchenettes and microwaves. Electric blankets, heating. Shower/baths, phone, Freeview TV, Internet access, Ironing facilities. Cot & highchair available.
Mobile-friendly - Location is one of our greatest assets. Just 50 metres to the Plaza shopping mall, 300 metres to CBD, cafes, restaurants, bars, cinema and theatre. Three kilometres to Massey University and IPC. Spas in all units, Super King or King-size beds and kitchen facilities in all suites. All guests also have free use of Cityfitness Gym while staying.
Mobile-friendly - Located on a quiet back section, just a ONE MINUTE stroll to the Palmerston North CBD. Giving you peaceful surroundings and also convenience while you are away from home. All of our motels 13 ground floor accommodation units have been recently refurbished to a high standard, yet we are offering affordable rates, giving you real value for money.
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Baxters on Ranfurly and Palmy 31 have been designed to provide spacious, independent apartment living at either end of the heart of Palmerston North City. Both facilities offer single, large single and double studio rooms with communal kitchen, living and dining facilities and secure car parking on site. Suitable for short & long term stays.
Mobile-friendly - Whatever the reason for visiting Manawatu's 'capital', Bella Vista Motel can fulfill your accommodation and conference requirements. A great location with 18 superior units and conference facilities only 5-minute walk from the centre of the city. Conference facilities catering for 20 boardroom-style or up to 30 theatre-style with in-house catering available. High-speed Broadband available. Qualmark 4 Star Rating.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to our warm, affordable, well-appointed motel in a quiet location close to public transport, restaurants and civic amenities in the delightful city of Palmerston North. Close to various recreational areas and the Massey University. On site parking. Friendly hosts keen to please – come stay.
Mobile-friendly - Palmerston North's newest accommodation at the right price! Complex fully air-conditioned. Three minutes walk to restaurants, five minutes to CBD. All suites designed with your comfort in mind making staying at B-Ks an enjoyable experience. Smart TVs. Executive suites. Recliner chairs. Conference facilities. Gym and Sauna. Centrally located opposite Arena Manawatu for indoor sports and events, stockcars, rugby.
Campus Summer Stays offer apartments and single rooms at an astonishingly affordable rate for such centrally located accommodation. Our facilities are not just for students. We cater for independent travellers, groups, sports teams and anyone looking for short term accommodation. Campus stays are in four major centres, all offering cheap accommodation; Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch.
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Mobile-friendly - Situated in the hub of Palmerston North’s CBD, boasting 85 modern guest rooms, restaurant & 2 bars, Distinction Palmerston North is the ideal accommodation choice for the smart traveller. The hotel also offers one of the largest conference and wedding venues in the lower North Island. Offering FREE unlimited WiFi.
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Mobile-friendly - Centrally located along Palmerston North's premier accommodation strip, less than one kilometre's drive from Palmerston North's Square, CBD, Massey University and IPC. Extremely quiet, superior accommodation. Our 16 Executive Suites and 4 Premium Studio Units cater for both Corporate and Leisure customers. Swipecard security, Air-conditioning, Double spabaths, FREE Wireless Broadband, Café style breakfast available. Book online today.
Mobile-friendly - Convenient, centrally located less than 2km to popular Wedding Venues, the CBD, Manawatu Golf Club and Massey University. Opposite Fitzherbert Park Cricket Oval, Hockey Astro Turf and Palmerston North Esplanade walkways/cycleways. Unlimited Free Wifi. Qualmark 4 Star. Convenient All Ground Floor motel accommodation for the discerning guest, business traveller or family. Well appointed Corporate Accommodation with spacious dedicated workstations.
Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of either of our 5 or 6-berth motorhomes. Kiwi Motorhomes, based in Palmerston North, is one of the most reasonably-priced motorhome providers in New Zealand, we provide a friendly, personal service and we offer the most extensive range of added extras of any motorhome company, at no extra charge.
Mobile-friendly - A real New Zealand hill country sheep and cattle farm experience with a cosy self-contained cottage or homestead with hosted bed and breakfast. The ultimate escape for a family farm holiday, a quiet break in the countryside or a stopover on your travels. On two cycle routes, close to unique golf courses and the majestic Rangitikei River.
Nelson and Palmerston North are re-connected for business or leisure! Originair is delighted to offer a direct service between the two cities, seven days a week with competitive prices and convenient schedules. A route between Nelson and Wellington has also been added to assist scheduling. Bookings are open now.
Mobile-friendly - Close to Massey University, College of Education, scientific/research institutes and popular wedding venues. Short walk to city centre, cafés, bars, cinemas and shopping. 17 modern units including studio and 1-bedroom units with excellent facilities. Ideal for groups, sports teams, family holidays, educational study groups, or those just wanting a quiet time. Friendly hosts keen to assist.
Conveniently located within a 2 minute walk to town is The Pepper Tree Hostel. Situated in a 100 year old character villa with high ceilings and plenty of space, they offer single, twin/double, and dorm rooms. Facilities include a secluded outside area and off-street parking. Hosts Cherie and Dennis live on-site and Cherie's artwork is on display throughout the hostel.
Mobile-friendly - Providing stylish accommodation in the heart of Palmerston North City is Primrose Manor. They're equipped with eight comfortable single, double & family rooms, with ensuites available. Facilities include a spacious well equipped kitchen where you can cater for yourself (a continental Breakfast is available on request), off-street parking and wireless internet. We're a short walk to Restaurants and Cafes.
Mobile-friendly - Riverslea- Surrounded by nature, great private location and superb facilities. Ideal for Conferences, Training Events, Work Retreats, Private Hire, Group Gatherings/Events, Workshops, Retreats. Riverslea can provide catering to meet your requirements including breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea. Just over an hour drive from Wellington and Palmerston North.
Mobile-friendly - Newly renovated and affordable Motel Accommodation in the centre of Palmerston North. Just a 2 minute walk from the cafe's, restaurants, theatres, and shops. Free unlimited Ultra Fast Wi-Fi access and a Sky Decoder available in every room. All suites have full kitchen facilities. On-site facilities include a guest laundry, squash court, spa pool, and extra large car parking.
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Kiwibank Local Hero Award Presentations
The Kiwibank Local Hero Award aims to identify & reward everyday people doing extraordinary things in their local communities. The Local Hero Awards recognizes the enormous contribution, sacrifice, and commitment of ...
Where: Hotel Coachman, Palmerston North
Address: 140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
From: 5:30pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Speed - Learn to Skate
Speed Skating, MSSC Learn to Skate weekly classes are run by NZ representative skaters and coaches. Skates and bike helmets are available to use or bring your own. Inquiries contact Vikki Gibbs - 3589387.
Where: Bell Hall, Palmerston North
Address: Waldegrave St, Palmerston North
From: 5:30pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017
To: 6:30pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017
Pole Fitness Classes
Get fit in a fun way! Pole dance classes for all shapes, sizes and fitness levels, no experience necessary! Sign up for 5 weeks and get a free gym membership! (Unlimited use of gym equipment and pole room out of ...
Where: Human Movements Fitness Centre, Palmerston North
Address: 97 Taonui St, Palmerston North
From: 5:30pm on Monday 6th November 2017
To: 7:00pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017
Murder is knot funny! Constance and Prudence are ladies of leisure who have come to the Hitchcock-themed Macguffin Hotel for a weekend wedding. But what’s meant to be a romantic and joyous occasion, quickly descends ...
Where: Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Address: 280 Church St, Palmerston North
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 4th November 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
Stage 1 - Training for H&S Representatives
Everyone who wants to be officially recognised as an H&S representative in their workplace needs to complete this course. NZ Health and Safety law requires training and recognises the role, the duties and ...
Where: Caccia Birch House, Palmerston North
Address: 130 Te Awe Awe St, Palmerston North
From: 9:00am on Tuesday 21st November 2017
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017
UCOL - The Art of Us Exhibition
Brilliant new collection of work by Year 1 and 2 BAVI and Year 1 Diploma of Photography students on public display. Includes Illustrative pieces, 3D works, Videography, Photography and Design pieces. Come and see ...
Where: UCOL Palmerson North, Palmerston North
Address: King Street, Palmerston North
From: 10:00am on Monday 20th November 2017
To: 3:00pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Leadership & Management Level 1 Workshop
Learn how to make the transition from buddy to boss and lead a successful team. Managing staff can be a very rewarding, interesting and fun role, it can also be a tough and demanding job. Between managing your own ...
Where: Hotel Coachman, Palmerston North
Address: 140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
From: 8:30am on Thursday 11th May 2017
To: 5:00pm on Tuesday 8th May 2018
Meditation: How to Understand the Mind
Classes consist of two guided meditations and a teaching to help solve our daily problems, improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. These drop-in classes are suitable for all levels and you can start any ...
Where: Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Palmerston North
Address: 174 Albert St, Palmerston North
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 1st November 2017
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 13th December 2017
Tony Rumball - Selected New Works
For the month of November 2017, Zimmerman Art Gallery presents selected new works by Tony Rumball. This month’s exhibition is large scale and full of colour. Tony Rumball spontaneously approaches each canvas, ...
Where: Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Address: 359 Main Street West, Palmerston North
From: 11:00am on Wednesday 1st November 2017
To: 3:00pm on Thursday 30th November 2017
Yoga for Health
This class is for people on a mission to improve their health, and for already active people wanting to add value to their weekly routine. Whether you are already a regular exerciser and seeking greater flexibility, ...
Where: Theosophical Society Hall, Palmerston North
Address: 304 Church St, Palmerston North
From: 5:20pm on Wednesday 6th September 2017
To: 6:45pm on Wednesday 7th March 2018