Local Heroes

The PNRSA sincerely thanks the  following companies and firms who are the sponsors arranged by the website designers and compilers to host this website.
Francie Schwass – Property Brokers

Francie’s success in Palmerston North has not happened by chance. In addition to years of experience, she has completed her AREINZ certificate and the Legal Executive qualification. Her uncompromising work ethic, quest for knowledge and devotion to her clients ensures the advice she gives her clients provides them a solid foundation for decision-making.

‘If you are thinking of selling your home or investment property Francie would love you to give her a call.’


For more than 25 years Mainly Cars has been serving the Manawatu region and proud new ownership in 2014 saw an even greater level of commitment to helping you with your motoring needs, including opening their doors seven days a week (by appointment on Sundays).

Mainly Cars is a family owned and operated business and Pete has the knowledge to help you find the right car for your needs. With easy finance solutions and insurance and warranties on offer, enjoy an easy shopping experience choosing from a variety of cars, utes, SUVs, 4x4s and vans in the price range of $2,000- $14,000, and drive away in your chosen reliable runabout with absolute peace of mind.

Anyone who purchases from Mainly Cars and shows their current NZ RSA membership receives a full tank of gas and 1 year’s registration on their new purchase. (Membership must be shown on the day of purchase).

Robert J. Cotton Funeral Directors

Three generations of our family taking care of yours since 1967.
Call in for a hot cuppa with Hayden, Kylie, Leona, Ross or Ryan to talk about your funeral care arrangements or how we can assist you with a pre-payment funeral plan. We also have a handy personal wishes guide that you can download for FREE from our website robertjcotton.co.nz or phone (06) 355 2529 and we will send you a copy.

Carpet King / Flooring Design Palmerston North

Palmerston North – Carpet King Flooring Design are the largest stockists of carpet, vinyl, laminate and wood flooring in the Manawatu, with over 5000m in stock. From color and texture to functionality, they have the products on hand to help you compliment your space. Let the knowledgeable team help you to find the right flooring at the right price.

Julia Wallace Retirement Village/Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare’s Julia Wallace Retirement Village provides independent living, assisted living in serviced apartments, along with the very best of resthome, hospital and dementia care, are all set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

And for independent and serviced apartment residents, we offer a fixed weekly fee for life – guaranteed.*

*Some conditions apply.


Simplifying the most complex issues in business, property, trusts and agri-business. Alison Green Lawyer is a boutique law firm who provide accessible and affordable legal services for their clients. For excellent service and results Alison Green Lawyer pride themselves on their approachable, client-centred practice.


Rob and Letitia of Mobility Manawatu understand what it means to be kept immobile. That’s why they created a mobile showroom that comes direct to you, out of which they help you choose the equipment that will best enrich the lives of yourself and your loved ones. A full product range includes varying levels of mobility assistance and through their workshop they can even offer repairs and services, keeping you as mobile as you ought to be. There is also a range of rental equipment available for short or long term use.


Dassler Painting and Decorating offer a more personalised approach. Owner/operator Steven Dassler works alongside his clients from start to finish, ensuring a top quality finish that exceeds his clients’ needs. Longstanding member of Master Painters New Zealand and registered Resene Eco.Decorator, Dassler Painting and Decorating’s work is trusted both residentially and commercially.

Taxis Gold & Black

Taxis Gold & Black is the region’s largest locally owned taxi company – offering a range of services. Reliable and friendly local drivers equipped with modern fleet of multi- passenger vans, corporate cars and Manawatu’s largest fleet of total mobility vans with wheelchair capabilities. We accept Horizons Total Mobility Cards and offer Gold Card members a 10% discount off our metered fares.

New World Pioneer

Brimming with locally-sourced produce, succulent meats, freshly-baked goods and a vast selection of beer and wine, New World Pioneer is an integral part of the local community. For shoppers who like to wander through the aisles, we have a friendly in-store team and a full range of products.


Established 20 years ago, TelferYoung has built a powerful organisation of 13 leading independent valuation practices that work with skill and precision throughout the length and breadth of New Zealand.

Strategically placed throughout New Zealand, we provide complete national coverage, with our team of over 100 expert valuers committed to providing the highest level of service to you.

TelferYoung Manawatu (formally Blackmores) is the most recent office to join the group. Call us on 06 357 2700

Beauchamp Funeral Home

As a long established family-based business, Beauchamp Funeral Home understands how devastating it can be to lose a loved one and the importance of being supported and given skilled guidance at every stage of the funeral process. We are friendly, easy-to-deal with people, dedicated to serving you with integrity, warmth and positivity.

Easie Living

Situated in the heart of Palmerston North, the EASIE Living retail store and demonstration centre is a one-stop-shop for disabled people, older people and those caring for them to access information, advice and products that promote and enable independent living. You’ll find products and modifications that can make your home easier and safer to use now, and into the future.