What’s On at the Palmerston North RSA


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There’s something happening every club night at the Palmerston North RSA. New members are welcome, along with guests of existing members and visitors from affiliated clubs.

  • Wednesday, 4th November 2020 – YAP YAP;
  • Wednesday, 11th November 2020 – Chit Chat amongst Members and Friends ;
  • Wednesday, 18th November 2020 – Cook's Night Off. Chit Chat amongst Members and Friends until 6:00pm, the Ode, and then off to 'India 2 Nite'.
  • Wednesday, 25th November 2020 – Members' Draw ;
  • Sunday, 6th December 2020 – Himatangi Beach Surf Club at 11:00am. Cost is $30 per head. Bookings required through PNRSA email: rsa@inspire.net.nz;

Note that guests are always welcome to these events, with PNRSA members.

Other Calendar Events


Second Thursday in the month (February to November inclusive), commencing at midday at Level 2 (Heritage Section) at the City Library.

2021 (Draft)

Thursday 11 February 2021 – “The Knife Edge – Battle for Crete” by Dr Aaron Fox (this was postponed from May and August due to Covid19).

Thursday 11 March 2021 – PN Military History and the Manawatu Mounted Rifles and other local military units (1870 to 1914) by LtCol Peter Wood, ONZM, PhD, Director of the NZ Wars Study Centre, NZ Defence College.

Thursday 8 April 2021 – “Operation GRAPPLE: Nuclear Testing on Christmas Island” by Roy Sefton

Thursday 13 May 2021 – “The Long-range Desert Group (LRDG) in WW2” by WgCdr Peter Hurly, RNZAF.

Thursday 10 June 2021 – “75th Anniversary of the Formation of the UN” by Associate Professor Bethan Greener, Massey University.

Thursday 8 July 2021 – “Operation BIG TALK: The Bougainville and PNG Peace Talks” by RAdm (Rtd) David Ledson, RNZN.

Thursday 12 August 2021 – “Bloody October: The NZ Div before Passchaendaele” by Chris Pugsley.

Thursday 9 September 2021 – “175th Anniversary of the BZ Army’ by LtCol IJ Brandon, RNZE.

Thursday 14 October 2021 – “NZ Wars Month: A NZ Land Wars Battle” by Chris Pugsley.

Thursday 25 November 2021- RNZAF Topic by Hon SqnLdr Brendon Deere, RNZAF Base Ohakea and/or Dennis O’Rourke.

An Evening with Tom Scott

Wednesday 2nd December at 6:30pm at the Palmerston North Central Library.

$5 per ticket, available from The Library, or from Palmerston North Paper Plus, 85 The Square, phone 06 359 4635, email: palmerstonnorth@paperplus.co.nz

Blue Cross Medal Award

Saturday, 19th December at the RSA, Forest Rd, Bulls  starting at 9:00am.

All welcome to join us in awarding Bess the Blue Cross Medal

6th March to 3rd May 2021 at Te Awahou, Nieuwe Stroom, Foxton, Dambusters – Boffins, Bravery, and Bouncing Bombs. See notice below:

Sunday 7 March 2021 – “Explore Esplanade (World Young Persons Day)” NZDF/Linton Camp display at the Esplanade (PNCC)

Saturday/Sunday 13-14 March 2021 – NZ Rural Games. (Possible NZDF Teams participating).

Saturday 20 March 2021 – PNCC 150th Anniversary Commemoration.

Tuesday 23 March 2021 – “Battle of the Bridges” Regional Secondary Schools improvised bridging competition in The Square (Te Marae o Hine). Run by NZDF – SME/RNZE and Recruiting.

Sunday 25 April 2021 – ANZAC Day Parades and Services in The Square (Te Marae o Hine) and elsewhere in Ashhurst, Bunnythorpe, Linton Camp, and the Maori Battalion Hall.

Tuesday 22 June 2021 – PN Military History – Awapuni Racecourse, PN Showgrounds, and The Maori Battalion Hall.