Thursday 21 July 2022, 3.30pm – 5.30pm, departing from the Central Energy Trust Arena

Walk your way through the pride of Palmy.

Discover the magic of Palmerston North with our walkshops. Through the tour, you’ll explore the cultural, economic, environmental and social investments addressing the needs of the city. Tickets are $35 per person and purchased at the time of registration. They will run out fast, so get in quick.

Cultural Well-Being | Te toiora ā-ahurea

Te Marae o Hine – The Square + CBD

Explore the artistic, cultural and historic hotspots of the city. The trail covers the city’s urban marae Te Marae o Hine, the Cenotaph (war memorial), Te Peeti Te Awe Awe statue, PRiME sculpture and Rangitāne o Manawatū pou whenua and iconic heritage buildings

Economic Well-Being | Te toiora ā-ōhanga

Central Energy Trust Arena Masterplan

Visit one of the most flexible sports and entertainment hubs in the country. Central Energy Trust Arena is a leading multi-use sports and events facility. Through phased projects between 2018 and 2022, new facilities have been added to enhance its ability to deliver major events to entertain and activate a growing city.

Environmental Well-Being | Te toiora ā-taiao

Manawatū River Framework E-transport tour

Explore the significance of awa to the city. The Manawatū River Framework focuses on enhancing physical connections with the river environment and creating a destination point. The multi-award-winning project includes Ahimate Reserve, He Ara Kotahi bridge and Urban Eels platform. On He Ara Kotahi pathway you’ll pass through dairy farms, forests, pā sites, a military camp and river.

Social Well-Being | Te toiora ā-pāpori

Housing Bus Tour (4 locations)

See how social wellbeing projects can meet economic and sustainability objectives while offering a strong sense of design and place. On this tour, you’ll visit Papaeoia (Council social housing), Soho (private partnership social housing), Centennial Park (private development) and Tamakuku (Council land development).

Future for Local Government Workshop

The Future for Local Government Panel is considering what local government does, how it does it, and how it pays for it. At this workshop the Panel will share its latest thinking and set the scene for the next phase of work.