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MAN AWAT U The Plaza .... Inside Front Cover

Palmerston North City Centre Streetscape ......20

Showcase Magazines.................2

Experience a day at The Races .........................26

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Robertson Holden International Speedway ......27

Manawatu ..................................6

Central Energy Trust Arena ..........................28

Hotel Coachman........................6 Lone Star ...................................7 Aberdeen on Broadway ............8

Convention Centre Palmerston North ................29

Palmerston North ...................10

Mobility Manawatu.................30

Stage Door Cafe.......................10

Electric Vehicles Enzed ..........30

Regent on Broadway...............11

Merino on Main.......................31

Publishing World Ltd .............12

Te Manawa ..............................32

The Fat Farmer .......................13

Te Manawa Museum ..............34

Hokowhitu Village ..................14

The New Zealand Rugby Museum ....................38

The Village Wine Trader ........14

Friendly Feilding .....................39

Veronica Jayne ........................15

Adore Hair and Day Spa ........40

Anigma Beauty Therapy & IPL Laser Clinic...............15

Manfeild ...................................41

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Feilding Farmers’ Market ......42


Feilding Saleyards ...................43

Furniture Fair .........................17

Tui HQ .....................................44

The Art of Shopping ...............18 Taylor Jensen Fine Arts .........18

Tui - The Venue Options ............ ....................Inside Back Cover

Bruce McKenzie Booksellers ...........................19

Heli Solutions ............................... Back Cover

Front Cover Photography Main photo - Fountains at night, courtesy of PNCC Left image - Himitangi Beach, Middle image - Te Apiti, Manawatu Gorge walk, Right image - Te Apiti Wind Farm, Destination Manawatu

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M ANAWAT U Just being here is amazing


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From the Mountains to the sea, across valleys and plains, Palmerston North City and the Manawatu District has much to offer. Throughout the Manawatu are villages and towns based around thriving rural communities that offer options to explore world-leading gardens, museums and adventure activity. Palmerston North is a growing compact University City offering great parks and pathways, extensive shopping, excellent dining, exciting sports events and a thriving arts and theatre community. Located in the middle of one million people in the middle of the Lower North Island, we are a young, highly educated and innovative city with plenty of opportunities for all ages. The Manawatu is strong in agribusiness, horticulture and food processing. Palmerston North is a world leader in food science with many international connections including research and tertiary education. We are home to New Zealand’s main army and air force bases, and we are fast becoming a national logistics and distribution hub.

There is much more to do, so take your time to explore and enjoy your stay. Nga mihi nui,

Palmerston North City Mayor Grant Smith and Manawatu District Mayor Margaret Kouvelis

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Manawatu The diversity of this region is unexpected and alluring, and enables you to experience a fantastic variety of outdoor activities and adventure. The landscape of Manawatu sweeps dramatically from the Ruahine and Tararua mountain ranges, down through the picturesque valleys and gorges and along the Manawatu River, leading out to the coastal plains of Himatangi and Tangimoana Beaches bordering the Tasman Sea. It is an ideal location for day trips to places of specific historical, geographical or cultural interest. The Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge walk is one of the regions most popular walks with over 75,000 people experiencing the bush clad climb. The district has many other fine walks including Mt Lees Reserve, Deerford Track, Porewa Walk, Branch Rd Walk, Heritage Lodge, Kahikatea, Beehive Creek, Sixtus Lodge, Totara Reserve plus an easy 30 minute walk beside the Makino Stream from Kowhai Park to Kitchener Park in Feilding. For adventurous trampers, the nearby Ruahine Ranges has walks to suit advanced levels of fitness along with fishing, climbing, canoeing, and other recreational activities. There are many pleasant river and swimming sites to enjoy a picnic including London’s Ford, Almadale, Vinegar Hill, Menzies Ford and the Pohangina Valley.




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Palmerston North The urban centre is home to an exciting assortment of museums, heritage collections, art galleries, studios and more. Step into a world of beauty at The Regent on Broadway as the sheer opulence and magnificence of the surroundings turns an ordinary event into the extraordinary. Designed in 1929 by Charles Hollingshed of Melbourne, the Regent Theatre officially opened its doors to the general public on 4 July, 1930. A newspaper report at the time described the theatre as having “been built, decorated and furnished regardless of cost” and called it “The Theatre Beautiful” and goes on, “Creating an entirely new standard of Entertainment, the Luxurious Regent will become the Mecca of all Devotees of the Magic Talking Screen because of its Compelling Worth and Regal Magnificence.” The Grand Lobby has an ornate vaulted ceiling and a stunning marble staircase leading up to the grand Mezzanine. The richly decorated Auditorium ceiling and elegant plaster motifs are complemented by Celtic embellishments. The marble staircase has met the feet of many patrons during its colourful past. This is one of the Regent on Broadway’s strongest features and leads the way to the rich, purely magical Mezzanine. The Stage is a space which can offer pure originality. Enabled with state of the art lighting and sound systems, it delivers the distinctive grace of a truly magnificent theatre. Stage Door Cafe is your neighbourhood coffee bar, located at 90 King Street at the end of the Regent Arcade. They pride themselves on high quality food, coffee and service. Relax in the fantastic atmosphere and enjoy the breakfast and brunch menu with a wide range of beverage options and a selection of gluten free and dairy free foods which are available throughout the day.


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Hokowhitu Village The Village Wine Trader is situated at 350 Albert Street in Hokowhitu Village. Here you can purchase a choice of top wines and award winning varieties at all price points - there is something for everyone. The Village Wine Trader will help you choose the best wine for your specific needs. With 25 years of experience, it means you don’t need to be an expert on wine. If you want something special, just ask and notice the difference with their service and knowledge. Also located in the village is The Fat Farmer where a wonderful dining experience can be enjoyed with ambience and excellent service to match the quality fare. It also boasts Veronica Jayne Hair Salon and Anigma Beauty Therapy & IPL Laser Clinic. With free parking in the village it will give you all the time in the world to leisurely relax in the hair and beauty salons for some personal pampering; as well as being able to meet up with friends and enjoy the Hokowhitu Village atmosphere. The village also links the community with its own medical centre, chemist and a community centre, which includes a self-funded library that has established itself as a popular meeting place for the whole community.


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Downtown is located between Broadway Avenue and Main Street in the heart of Palmerston North’s CBD and is home to specialist retail and boutique shopping, a variety of food offerings, 8 cinemas and a multi rise public carpark. Downtown has a mix of local, national and international retailers with a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment choices for everyone. Park your car in one of the four levels of the carpark located at 491-495 Main Street and enter via the lift to the shopping, dining or cinemas. The carpark is open seven days a week and stays open until after the last movie for the evening has finished. With the opening of 42nd Street Eatery in November 2016, Downtown will become the place to visit for an exciting dining experience. The food street will offer something healthy, modern and delicious for your taste buds in a vibrant urban atmosphere.


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The Art of Shopping The cultural and arts sector is well represented in George Street. It offers an entrance to the Palmerston North City Library, Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts and Bruce McKenzie Booksellers. Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts showcases the best in regional and selected New Zealand art by both established and emerging artists. Visitors to this spacious and well-lit gallery constantly proclaim that the variety of art on offer continues to ‘amaze and delight’. Opened in 1997, the gallery incorporates a retail shop and a changing exhibition space. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, art glass, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, furniture, wood crafts and Maori art, Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is the best source for artwork created locally in the Manawatu. If you need something special for your home or office, for enjoyment or an investment, a graduation or wedding present, a gift for special friends or a family member, this gallery is a ‘must see’! What better souvenir of your visit to the Manawatu region of New Zealand, than an artwork from the hands of local and regional artists.


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The Palmerston North City Centre Streetscape Plan has been designed to achieve just this, with an emphasis on creating intimate and pedestrian friendly public spaces, cultivating a lively economy after 5pm, and attracting more private investment in the city centre.


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PALMERSTON NORTH CITY CENTRE STREETSCAPE The world’s most exciting cities all have one thing in common: a vibrant city centre where both locals and visitors enjoy spending their time.

Palmerston North is the thriving heart of the broader region, and increasing numbers of people are coming into the city for work and to enjoy social, recreational and cultural activities including shopping. A vibrant city centre will make Palmerston North even more attractive for work and play, provide more opportunities for locals and visitors to connect with the city and the people who live there, and bring huge benefits for the local economy.

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Broadway Avenue would be transformed into a social space, with a central shared area outside the Regent Theatre, wider footpaths on the southern side for pedestrians to enjoy the sun, and areas that could be closed off to traffic for markets and events. A pop-up canopy would provide shade in summer and protection from the wind and rain in winter.

“Broadway is home to an increasing number of cafes and eateries, and this will be an area where restaurants and cafes can spill out into the street and people can gather to enjoy regular markets and events,” says David Murphy, City Planning Manager at Palmerston North City Council.

The Square would become the permanent home for inter-regional buses, while Main Street East would feature a new local transport hub with a pedestrian friendly bus terminal. Ideas to enhance the current inter-regional bus terminal in The Square include additional shelter that could incorporate a café and retail space, and an area that could be used as an outreach space by the City Library, Te Manawa Museum, or the Regent Theatre. “Bus users will benefit from better shelter and a much more attractive environment to spend time in while waiting for their bus,” says David Murphy. “An adjacent public space will provide shelter from the elements or a nice spot to sit in the sun, depending on the weather.”


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Other improvements around The Square would include generous footpaths to allow pedestrians to enjoy the sun or seek shade, more seating areas and social spaces, and an emphasis on public art and performance areas. Rangitikei Street would be transformed into a tree lined boulevard to create a nicer entranceway to the city, and a raised plaza at Coleman Mall would encourage pedestrians to cross over into The Square. The Council will be working alongside city centre retailers and businesses to ensure they benefit from the Streetscape Plan. They would also like to support the establishment of landowner and retailer precinct groups to assist with the revitalisation of the city centre. For more information visit

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NEW CITY CENTRE EVENTS ALREADY CREATING A BUZZ To bring the city to life, the Council is very keen to support events – big and small - that will attract more people into the centre.

Some exciting new initiatives are already proving to be hugely successful, including the introduction of the Thursday Night Street Feast and Friday Night Market. Inspired by the night markets of the Far East and London, the Thursday Night Street Feast sees The Square fill up with gourmet food trucks offering everything from burgers, to tacos, to delicious dumplings, to jerk chicken, to decadent desserts. The Friday Night Market at the City Library is a great opportunity to buy local, with stalls selling everything from cheese and hand-made fudge, through to one-of-a-kind leather bags, jewellery, and children’s clothes. Some of the bigger events lined up for 2017 include the Gold Cup Racing Festival, New Zealand Food Awards, Reel Earth Film Festival, Lions Fireworks at the River, and a new Winter Festival. In March, the city will host the New Zealand Rural Games for the first time. “We’re also encouraging people to run their own events and activities,” says David Murphy. “It’s all about local people having the opportunity to bring our public spaces to life.” The Boutique Fiesta in George Street, held in July this year, was a great example of a community run event, with stalls, music, and food trucks open for anyone to enjoy. Other popular initiatives have included the introduction of community seating around the city streets, a pop up cinema at 50 George Street, Broadway busking sessions, and Tango Alley Latin music nights. 24

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HAPPENINGS AROUND THE CITY The Thursday Night Street Feast is held on the last Thursday of the month in The Square from 5pm to 9pm. Live local music will keep you entertained while you indulge in some heavenly street food, and there are plenty of cafes and bars around the city centre to drop into for a drink. The Night Market is held on the last Friday of the month in the City Library and can be accessed from George Street. Make sure you bring cash so you can enjoy everything the market has to offer. George Street is home to some of the city’s best eateries, so why not make a night of it and grab some dinner, a coffee, or a glass of wine. Check out the Palmerston North City Council website and Facebook page for up to date information about other events and happenings around the city.

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Join us for the grandest day of the 2017 Wallaceville Estate Wellington Cup Carnival. The jewel in Wellington Racing Club’s crown and where the impeccably dressed crowds head to celebrate the running of the Wallaceville Estate Wellington Cup.

The Haunui Farm Group 1 Weight for Age (WFA) race was one of the highest rating races of last season throughout New Zealand and should be again in 2017!

The best of the best horses in New Zealand compete for Wellington’s most prestigious horse racing trophy, alongside the fashion, fun and friends that make this the biggest day in Wellington’s racing calendar.

Otaki Racecourse provides a beautiful setting for racing, and is less than an hour’s drive from both Wellington and Palmerston North. With a live band performing in front of the public stand between races, this raceday combines some of New Zealand’s best racing with a great day out.





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The inaugural City of Palmerston North Racing Festival is about celebrating all that makes Palmy great!

The Courtesy Ford Sires Produce Stakes race is the richest two year old Group Race in New Zealand, with this day boasting over $610,000 in stake money on offer. As the feature day of the Festival of Racing this event has a huge profile attracting large national and international audiences.

Racing, international music acts, fashion, farming, sporting stars and more come together over 31st March – 1st April 2017 at Manawatu Raceway and Awapuni Racecourse. Keep a look out as acts and special guests are announced!

Join in the festivities with live music after the last race and don’t miss the chance to enter the annual Fashion in the Field.


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International Speedway Located in the heart of Palmerston North, Central Energy Trust Arena (formerly the Showgrounds) seats 15,000 people and has been the home of speedway since 1929. From October to April the track hosts hundreds of competitors and thousands of fans from all over the world, as they flock to one of the best-appointed circuits in the southern hemisphere. The new grandstand was completed in March 2005, and included an all new corporate area. Other features of the redevelopment are a big screen, and the installation of individual bucket seats on the terraces.

Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North Sandy Road, Meeanee, Napier

Ten different Speedway classes race on the clay and lime surface, from the glamour Superstocks and Sprintcars through to Ministocks, Solo motorcycles and Sidecars. Over the years local drivers have developed a fearsome reputation, with many national individual and team titles in all classes of racing. 175 Neilson Street, Onehunga, Auckland

February’s Superstock Teams Championship is the nations premier speedway event, when the Palmerston North Panthers play host to teams from around the country and the British Lions. Other season highlights include the ever-popular Demolition Derby, Fireworks, International and National Championship events. Come along to the Robertson Holden International Speedway for an unforgettable experience!

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Merino On Main

Merino On Main offer a wide range of merino thermals, possum merino accessories and outerwear that are genuinely New Zealand made. Ranze brand merino thermal layers are produced from high quality rib and single jersey knit fabrications. Perfect for all skin types including new born babies; we guarantee these provide warm base layer comfort without itching. With good care these will last many seasons. Merino On Main’s range of Lothlorian possum merino accessories and selected garments is extensive, varied and colourful. New Zealand possum fur blended with merino lambswool is the world’s latest natural fibre development. The unique soft pointed ends and hollow core of the possum fur provide an extremely light, soft and luxurious fibre. Even the lightest possum product will keep the wearer warm without being bulky. Lothlorian beanies, berets, gloves, fingerless gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, wraps, ponchos and selected garments are available all year. Visit us in store for friendly, helpful service – we are right opposite Te Manawa and the New Zealand Rugby Museum.


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The story of settlement in Manawatū, the life cycle of the Sun and photography by local school students - once upon a time these things would not have been seen within a mile of each other.

That’s what makes Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History special. As a museum without boundaries, it offers an experience like no other. Breaking down traditional museum barriers, it is a space where diverse communities can mingle, dance and collaborate on bringing new ideas to fruition. Te Manawa is a unique destination, a custodian of important collections of Tāonga Māori, contemporary art, and social and natural history. It takes pride in fostering ground-breaking science and cultural initiatives.


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Every day Te Manawa demolishes the old perception of museums as dusty places filled with old things gathered by moustachioed colonial explorers or excitable zoologists in pith helmets. Here visitors can step into history and participate in its stories, or immerse themselves in the science that makes our everyday world tick. An ever-changing calendar of events and exhibitions explores the past, provides information for the present and asks questions about the future. Art, science and history collide in inspiring and surprising ways.

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Te Manawa embraces its place in the global community of museums and, in addition to fostering the growth of local talent and New Zealand artists, hosts celebrated international exhibitions. It was one of only two national museums to host National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs in 2015, and was the exclusive New Zealand venue to show Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s distinctive and stunning personal collection of photographs in 2016. It has now brought London Natural History Museum’s animatronic Dinosaur Encounter to the Southern Hemisphere for the very first time.

Some visitors may even remember Da Vinci’s Machines, Roman chariots, tarantulas and giant mechanical insects that have passed through over the years. Motorcycles Unleashed was a tremendously popular exhibition that brought together rare motorcycles and the people who ride them, and exemplified the way Te Manawa creates appeal across the cultural spectrum. The 2015-2016 Summer brought a racing exhibition and collaboration between Palmerston North’s Robertson Holden International Speedway – Dust Devils was an important thread in the Region’s social history.

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Many of its extensive stock of touring exhibitions are high-calibre science interactives exploring themes of sound, light, colour and the human body. The addition of Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru, designed and built onsite over two years, brings a new level of ambition and commitment to engaging local, national and international audiences.

‘Sunlight’ has broken new ground in presenting science to a diverse audience and brings new life to the story of sunlight through interactive games, challenges and dynamic multimedia. It is the first Te Manawadeveloped touring show to be completely bi-lingual in both English and Te Reo Māori – making it a uniquely Kiwi experience. Following its inaugural season in Palmerston North, it wowed audiences in New Plymouth and Rotorua, and took top honours in the 2016 Museums Aotearoa Awards Regional Science and Technology category. Te Manawa’s semi-permanent exhibitions have a strong Manawatū focus. Te Awa – The River follows the Manawatū River from its source high in the ranges, through the city to the sea. Te Rangi Whenua shares the stories of iwi groups in Manawatū, Rangitikei and Horowhenua regions, and Manawatū Journeys follows the region’s development from settlement to the present day. All have free entry. It is also home to Palmerston North’s historic Santa’s Cave. A seasonal landmark for nearly a century, Santa’s Cave is a kitsch romp through the North Pole as imagined by model-makers and craftsmen for generations. It moved to its permanent place at Te Manawa after relocation of the Farmers Department Store to the Plaza, and continues to delight and amuse locals and visitors alike in December each year. If Te Manawa exhibitions represent the mind, it is people who are its heart. In the spaces between exhibitions,Te Manawa’s community engagement and learning programmes draw people in, connect them with each other and celebrate our collective mana. It could be a weaving demonstration, a model-making workshop, or a lace-making session. It could be children and their caregivers experiencing the tactile, activity-laden space of Kids TM. Every day, people can join in and have their horizons expanded. All are welcome.


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Visitors even have the rare chance to see the Museum animated after dark through community performance, winter Shakespeare or ‘Nightlight’ events popular with the whole family. A partnership with Centrepoint Theatre, the only professional theatre outside the main centres, opens the back-of-house as ‘The Dark Room’ for a “black box” theatre experience. New life and energy is continually being added to the complex’s eclectic spaces.

Te Manawa is one of Palmerston North’s most stimulating and attractive venues located in the cultural heart of the city. Its facilities can cater anything from small functions to hosting nearly 200 people. The Te Manawa shop stocks a range of gift items including books, cards, local art and educational toys and puzzles. You can also pick up New Zealand rugby merchandise (supporting the New Zealand Rugby Museum) or even score a piece of a former exhibition. Take the time to browse and find something a little different.

Te Manawa Museum of Art Science and History is open daily. (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

Free General Admission, charges may apply to some exhibitions. Visit for visitor information, venue hire, or the latest information on current and upcoming attractions.

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Rugby Museum

When a museum receives a rugby boot with instructions that it “never be cleaned”, it must be some pretty special dirt. In fact it’s a special boot: that of legendary All Black Don Clarke, complete with its Lancaster Park mud. It’s one of many unique and precious memorabilia items collected and cared for by the New Zealand Rugby Museum. The New Zealand Rugby Museum’s collection is rich and diverse, and represents the evolution over many years of our nation’s favourite game. It’s not just a rugby enthusiast’s treasure trove; it’s a place the whole family can get a kick out of. For those wanting to learn about the history of New Zealand rugby and know some early All Black stories, the displays create a timeline that you can follow from the birth of the game to the present. The museum’s collection of artefacts helps tell the tale - things like the walking stick of Charles Monro, ‘father of New Zealand rugby’. Old film from as far back as 1905 lets visitors see the rugby of yesteryear as their parents and grandparents saw it. The museum mixes history with high-energy activity. Visitors can measure their speed and tackling skill against local legends Aaron Smith and Aaron Cruden, or see if their kicking boot can measure up to Andrew Mehrtens. Those who want to experience life in the front row can pack down like Keven Mealamu and Charlie Faumuina against the scrum machine. The current record holder is an international rugby prop from Georgia who managed an incredible 498kg.


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The big screen plays rugby highlights all day, and can be customised to display games from whatever era is desired. Fancy some Christian Cullen? Or how about some of the mighty Buck Shelford? Visitors need only ask and staff will make it happen. Don’t leave empty-handed. Thousands of visitors from all over the world have had their photograph taken in front of the gigantic Haka wall, with the All Blacks in the background. Other souvenirs are available in the gift shop. The game’s at the heart of our culture and history, and the New Zealand Rugby Museum keeps it beating. New Zealand Rugby Museum, Open Daily 10am – 5pm Te Manawa, 326 Main St Palmerston North

Friendly Feilding Voted NZ’s Most Beautiful Town, 14 times, where housing is affordable, the lifestyle is relaxed and friendly, no traffic lights and free parking while you shop. Feilding’s boutique shops offer a uniqueness and variety of choice. With no traffic lights or parking meters, our shoppers are encouraged to park as long as they wish while enjoying their shopping experience.

With quality lifestyle options and generally lower prices on properties that have larger sections; the mild climate, attractions, location, affordability and pace of country life are highly valued. It is an ideal place to bring up a family.

The rural atmosphere is particularly evident, with the Feilding Farmers Market every Friday in Manchester Square, offering a wide range of locally grown produce and value added products. Just 100 metres away from the shopping centre, the twice weekly sheep and cattle sales are held in the Saleyards. Guided tours of the Saleyards are offered every Friday. Feilding and the Manawatu District has a number of heritage collections open to the public including the Coach House Museum, Feilding Steam Rail and a number of car collections. Feilding especially is well known for its beautiful, well-kept gardens, both private and public giving our town very picturesque surroundings.

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NOTHING is beyond Manfeild – except nailing down a word defining what we are. That’s the challenge with multi-events centres: Or, should we say, ‘multi-multi?’ The world-class motor racing circuit is our delight, but we’re an 80-hectare home of dare-to-try diversity. Sounds big? Our impossible-to-ignore landmark, Manfeild Stadium, is a giant in size and event status fulfilling far more than its primary function, the country’s best equestrian and agri-events venue. Cars to catwalks and conferences, black tie dinners to musical spectaculars … the multitude of shows and gala events staged within the biggest single-span building in the lower North Island is astounding. There’s more. Surely no need to explain Central Districts Field Days? Plus weddings, conferences, training days, trade shows, product launches, driver tuition, team building exercises … Anyway, you get the picture: Lots of activity going on, never a dull moment at a place of limitless opportunity, driven by enthusiasm to be everything to everyone. So, the one word descriptive? Simply this: Manfeild.

phone 06 323 7444


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FEILDING SALEYARDS GUIDED TOURS Historic Feilding Sale yards is about New Zealand’s heritage as the world’s farm. One of New Zealand’s oldest traditions dating from early 1880’s, Feilding Salesyard is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Uniquely located in the heart of Feilding’s Edwardian town centre, the Livestock Centre is a dynamic evolving business that is not only an integral part of Feilding’s and Manawatu’s lifeblood, but also a gauge of New Zealand’s rural economy. Visitors are able to wander through 330 sheep pens to watch auctions then take a seat in the state of the art cattle rostrum to view the latest agri-computer technology. Twice weekly sales average between 15,000 and 20,000 sheep, 1,400 head of cattle, and a variety of specialist seasonal sales.

Feilding Livestock Centre, Manchester Street in Friendly Feilding.

Tour Guides:

Experience Retired Farmers


Every Friday at 11.00am


Length of tour depends on your interest level - from 30mins to hours!

Bookings Essential: Adults $10pp

School Age Children $5pp Ph: 06 323 3318 Email: Feilding and District Information Centre 10 Manchester Square, Feilding

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ONE AWESOME LOCATION FOR CONFERENCES AND PRIVATE FUNCTIONS, WITH THREE EXCEPTIONAL VENUES! TIRED OF HAVING YOUR CONFERENCE,, CHRISTMAS PARTY OR PRIVATE FUNCTION AT A BORING FUNCTION VENUE? WHY NOT TRY SOMETHING NEW, EXCITING AND NOVEL NOVEL. Tui Brewery is fast becoming the venue of choice forr many functions and conferences. We cater for groups s up to 250 25 people and its at a BREWERY, if that isn’t reason ason enough. enou eno nough. Recently voted ‘NZ’s ’s best private function fun fu nction n ctio on venue’ venue’ by by the t Corporate Events Guide!

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Has views of the Tui tower, and all your conference needs taken care of. This facility is geared up solely for conferences with two fantastic options under the one roof.

• Flagon Room is the old historic brick flagon room revamped into a function room, right under the shadow of the Tui Tower. Its location makes this venue the talk of any party. Inside seating for 175 people and 200 cocktail cktail style.

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