• Central Energy Trust Arena

    Central Energy Trust Arena Pascal Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand .

    Central Energy Trust Arena is the current name of the 180,000 square metre publicly owned recreational complex just west of the Palmerston North city centre in the Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand.

    It has three linked indoor stadiums, with movable tiered seating. Outdoor facilities include football fields and a speedway track with grandstand.

    FMG insurance chose not to renew the sponsorship deal for main Stadium name in June 2015.

  • Palmerston North Golf Club

    Palmerston North Golf Club Brightwater Terrace, Terrace End, Palmerston North, New Zealand .

    Few Golf Clubs have experienced a more rocky climb to the top than the Palmerston North Golf Club.  The Club has changed the location of it's course on four seperate occasions, each time having to start development from scratch. Four times it has created a new establishment and twice it has had to re-establish itself from the wreckage - in 1947 after World War II and in 1965 following a disastrous flood.

    In early 1930 a public meeting was convened to explore the possibility of forming a second Golf Club and course in the city. The meeting decided they should proceed. An area of land owned by the Railways on Milson deviation and leased by an estate had been offered for use as a golf course. As to be expected finance in the early 1930's was in short supply so the members rolled up their sleeves.  No one but those actively involved will ever know the amount of hard toil invested in the golf course on Milson deviation. This course was duly opened on the 19th April,1930.

  • Palmerston North Airport

    Palmerston North Airport (PMR) Airport Drive, Milson, Palmerston North, New Zealand .

    Palmerston North Airport (IATA: PMR, ICAO: NZPM), originally called Milson Aerodrome, is an airport in the Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand, serving Palmerston North City and the Central North Island regions. It is located in the suburb of Milson, on the outskirts of Palmerston North, New Zealand, approximately 5.5 km (3.4ml) NE from the central business district of Palmerston North City. The airport is 100% owned by the Palmerston North City Council and covers an area of 208ha. The airport is New Zealand’s 8th busiest and handled a total of 515,727 passengers in the 2016 financial year. The airport handles around 30 commercial passenger flights per day to and from Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington as well as 2 cargo flights each night between Auckland and Christchurch.

    The airport operates two runways, a sealed 1902m runway and a parallel grass 608m runway, which is utilised for general aviation and training activities by Massey University’s School of Aviation, Helipro and Eagle Aviation. Operating 24/7 with no curfews imposed, the airport has become a freight hub for Parcelair.

    Common aircraft operating in Palmerston North Airport are ATR72, Bombardier Q300, Boeing 737-400F and Jetstream 31. Diamond DA40 and DA42 training aircraft used by Massey University’s School of Aviation are also commonly seen in the airport. In addition to the normal aircraft types, the airport is able to cater for Airbus A320 aircraft. The airport accommodates charters including business jets through to the larger Airbus A320 aircraft. The airport receives some diverted flights from Wellington due to adverse weather conditions there. The airport has an excellent operational preference, opening majority of the time.