Palmerston North RSA History

The Palmerston North RSA has a long and proud tradition supporting returned and serving men and women in the NZ armed forces and associated forces. The modern RSA now also provides support and camaraderie to the wider community.
Old Club Rooms, Corner of Cuba & George Streets *(1916-1966)

200 Broadway Avenue


11 May 1916 Inaugural (“ANZAC Club”) meeting chaired by Mayor of PN
22 Dec 1916 First “ANZAC Club” AGM held
5 Dec 1917 “ANZAC Club”, then “Soldiers Club” and eventually RSA established upstairs, on the corner of Cuba and George Streets
31 Jan 1917 “PNRSA” incorporated in PN
1921-22 Control of the Club vested in the RSA, but remained a Soldiers Club
18 Aug 1942 Club formally became the PNRSA
1949 First Liquor License issued to the RSA
17 Dec 1966 Moved from the George Street site to new premises at 200 Broadway Avenue
1982 Formation of the PNRSA Club, including welcoming “Associate” members
1994 Extensions and renovations to the building in Broadway Avenue to create a snooker room, dance floor, kitchen, new bars and new dining area
1996 Merging of the RSA and RSA Club into one organisation
2000 Addition of a Cabaret Room to the building
May 2006 90th anniversary celebrations held
2012 PNRSA went into liquidation/receivership, old premises auctioned/sold off PNRSA Welfare Trust continued to operate out of the PN Senior Citizens Clubrooms
25 Apr 2015 Announcement of the future re-establishment of the PNRSA made
26 May 2015 Public meeting held at the Distinction PN Hotel (300+ in attendance) to reform the PNRSA (2014) Inc. An office was established in the DPNH, at the Campbell Street entrance.
29 Jul 2015 Formal opening of the PNRSA (2014) Inc in the Distinction PN Hotel
May 2016 PNRSA Centennial celebration held in PN
May 2018 relocated the PNRSA to the Bowls PN venue and established base and office there.
PN Showgrounds
(circa 1910)

Training in the Showgrounds
(circa 1914)