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
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
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.