Council & City

Safe trading zone

Exchanging something you've bought or sold on TradeMe, Facebook Marketplace or another online platform? Complete your transaction with confidence at our new safe trading zone.

Photo shows Police commander and Cr Pat Handcock standing in the safe trading zone.

We've teamed up with Police and the Safety Advisory Board to provide a designated meeting place to complete your trade.

Find the safe trading zone opposite the iSite in Te Marae o Hine-The Square, right in the middle of Palmerston North.

The former carpark is clearly marked with green paint and covered by CCTV for added security. 

It's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – though please note the carpark is closed to vehicles at night and during events, so if you're trading after-hours you'll have to park nearby and enter the zone on foot.

Get directions to the Palmy safe trading zone