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Historic Places Manawatu-Horowhenua works to encourage greater appreciation of the historic landscapes, buildings and structures that make this region unique.

Historic Places Manawatu-Horowhenua is a new volunteer organisation which replaced the Manawatu Branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 2012.  We work within the Manawatu and Horowhenua District and Palmerston North City Council's local government areas.

The new organisation continues the work of the branch in:

  • promoting the recording, protection and preservation of historic places in the Society's area;

  • offering support to iwi and hapu in relation to Māori wahi tapu, buildings and structures;

  • providing opportunities for members to visit historic buildings and precincts, and to be informed about local heritage issues; and

  • educating the public in the appreciation of historic places.

We work closely with Councils and other interest groups to create better protection, understanding and awareness of the importance of our local heritage.


Shannon Railway Station

Opiki Bridge





Banner Photos, left to right: Former Bank of New Zealand, Feilding  * Statue of Peeti Te Awe Awe * Caccia Birch * Cathedral of the Holy Spirit *  Savage Crescent