Our Walks & Tours programme for Local History week is always popular! We have limited spaces available so bookings for many of them will be essential. To make a booking or to make a general enquiry, contact us at the Research & Archives department on 06 351 4100 or visit us in person on the second floor of the City Library.
TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER The Buildings of Te Pae Matauranga Ki Te Ao
This walk takes you on a short tour of UCOL’s buildings spread along King, Queen and Princess Streets, including the site of the former Palmerston North Technical School.
GUIDE: Gloria Evans 2pm | *Bookings Essential*
WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER TOUR: An Afternoon at ‘Kaingahou’
Tour the historic Monrad homestead before enjoying afternoon tea.
GUIDES: Alison and Jason 2pm | Afternoon tea $12 | *Bookings Essential*
THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER Sculptures installed by the Palmerston North Public Sculpture Trust
Tour the seven sculptures installed between 2007 – 2012, with discussion about the origins of the works and the artists involved. 2pm | *Bookings Essential*
FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER A Walk Beside the Manawatu: the history of a river that is like no other
Explore the special features of the Manawatu River, its relationship to the history of Palmerston North, the times of drama and of fun in or around the river.
GUIDE: Jill White 2pm | *Bookings Essential*
SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER Victoria Esplanade
The Esplanade was opened in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee. Historic Places Manawatu Horowhenua will guide you through its history, buildings, pools and trees.
GUIDES: HPMH 2pm | *Bookings Essential*
SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER Walk the Ashhurst History Trail
Situated at the entrance to the Manawatu Gorge, Ashhurst has its own unique history – explore its people and places.
GUIDE: Martin Pratt 2pm | *Bookings Essential*
Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bus tour of Broadway, Pioneer Highway, Awapuni and West End has been cancelled.