Here are some of the things that the Palmerston North City
Council (PNCC) does for residents.
You can find out more about PNCC services by following the links
exploring this website.
Helping to keep you safe and healthy
The Council provides many services that keep people safe
and healthy including clean water, disposal of wastewater and
household rubbish, protection from flooding (Horizons Regional
Council also has a major role here), safe streets, cycleways and
footpaths, and street lighting. Whether you receive all of these
services will depend on whether you live in a village or a rural
area. If you don't get services such as rubbish collections
or water supply then you are not rated for them.
If you have any concerns and/or you want to report any faults
then please phone us on 356-8199. The Call Centre is open
or message us
If Manawatu District Council (MDC) currently collects rubbish
bags from you then we will do this after July 1st. However
the collection day will change:
PNCC rubbish bag collection day for Bunnythorpe / Ashhurst will
PNCC rubbish bag collection day for Longburn will be Friday
Please put your rubbish bags out on the kerb in front of your
house by 7.30am on your collection day. For the first month
PNCC will collect rubbish bags from both Councils however, after 1
August 2012 PNCC bags will be picked up. You can get a full
refund on any unused MDC bags at either Council.
PNCC rubbish bags cost $2.60 per bag and come in packs of ten
from the City Council or supermarkets (prices may be higher in
supermarkets and dairies). They cost slightly more than MDC
bags however the price includes the cost of collection and
disposal, which MDC funded through targeted rates.
The Bunnythorpe (Waughs Road) transfer station will continue to
operate. It is open on Saturdays from 10am - 4pm. Rubbish
bags and recycling can be dropped off for free, however there are
costs for car boot and trailer loads of rubbish. After 1
August only PNCC bags will be accepted for free.
Kerbside recycling collections will not be carried out in the
boundary change area as was the case with MDC - There will be no
recycling costs in your rates as a result.
If you see any illegal dumping of rubbish in the area then call
us on 356-8199.
For more information on our waste services go to www.pncc.govt.nz/servicesandfacilities/commonservices/rubbish/
Include animal control, building inspections, health inspections
of restaurants and noise control. From 1 July PNCC will process all
new building, subdivision and resource consents.
More information on Regulatory services - www.pncc.govt.nz/servicesandfacilities/
The District Plan contains rules about what people can and
cannot do on their land. The plan is up for review and part of this
will strengthen the rules protecting land with high agricultural
value. PNCC also continue to control building on floodable
For more information on the District Plan -
Bylaws help keep residents safe and healthy. For the first six
to nine months, the current MDC bylaws will continue to apply to
you. During that time Council will talk with you as it
reviews the City's bylaws to take account of your needs. For
example the Dog Control Bylaw will be reviewed to identify those
public places in Bunnythorpe, Longburn, and Kairanga where dogs can
be exercised off leash, can be taken on a leash, or cannot be taken
For more information on Bylaws -
All dogs will have to be registered with PNCC.
Dog registrations run from 1 July to 30 June every year. MDC
will send out renewal dog registrations in June 2012. All the dog
registrations held by MDC will be transferred to PNCC on
1st July 2012. PNCC will follow up any
unregistered dogs after that.
Finally there is
Civil Defence. Many Council staff are members of Civil Defence,
they are trained and ready to assist in the event of a
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Providing some fun things to do
PNCC provides people with lots of recreation opportunities and
helps fund many of the events offered by other organisations in
Visit the Central Library in The Square, and branch libraries at
Awapuni, Highbury, and Roslyn, or the mobile library to organise a
Please note: MDC has said that if you currently have a
Manawatū library card then you can keep using the Feilding library.
Find out more about Palmerston North's art, heritage and science
- It is free. For
Parks, Reserves, Walkways, and Playgrounds
The city has many
parks, playgrounds and
walkways that are maintained by the Council. Visit them with
family and friends. For more information - www.pncc.govt.nz/leisure/facilitiesandvenues/parks-and-reserve
Keep an eye on our events
event finda to ensure you're up to date with what's happening
in the city.
Regent, the Globe Theatre, and Square Edge: Council helps fund these and other
facilities in Palmerston North so the costs of the performances and
exhibitions remain accessible to as many people as possible.
Leisure and Sports Clubs
Many sporting and leisure groups receive funding from Council to
ensure they can remain accessible to people from all sectors of
More information - www.pncc.govt.nz/leisure/activities
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We listen and talk with
Councils exist to provide people with local services and to give
them opportunities to help decide what these services should
be. MDC did that for you and we will keep doing it.
To start with we will provide the same services as you received
from MDC. Over the next few years we will come and talk in
more detail with you about what sort of services you want and are
willing to fund through your rates.
You can email email@example.com or phone us
24/7 on 356-8199.
To keep up to date with what the Council is doing you can
bookmark the home page, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or come on in
to the Customer Services Centre (Square-side entrance) and talk
with us face to face - Open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday except
Wednesday when the doors open at 9am.
Every resident can call any of Palmerston North City Councillors
if they have things they want to talk about. Each Councillor also
represents a specific Ward and particularly understands local views
in their Ward - you should contact them first before ringing
Councillors from other wards.
For more information on how you can talk with the Mayor and
Councillors have a look at:
The monthly Committee and Council meetings are public meetings,
and you are welcome to attend them. Time is set aside time at the
start of each Committee meeting for people to have their say on any
topics on the agenda. The meetings dates and agendas can be