What’s On at the Palmerston North RSA


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.

  • First Wednesday in each month – various activities and themed events;
  •  Second Wednesday in each month – “Te Reo Leka” (“Sweet Voice”) Maori Ukulele Group sing-along;
  •  Third Wednesday in each month – Restaurant or Dinner Night (“Cooks Night Off”) with themed cuisine (two meal options at reasonable prices) by Bowls PN Caterers Gary and Mere Fryer;
  •  Fourth Wednesday in each month – “Quiz Night” – a fun way to keep the brain ticking along
  •  Fifth Wednesday in each month – if there is one and they do occur – then a social (“Yap Yap”) evening for members and guests.

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 Event Cnetral on the ground floor at the City Library.


Thursday 20 February 2020 – NZ’s Involvement in the Boer War (120th Anniversary) by Lt Col (Rtd) Bryan Wells. (PLease note that this is the third Thursday of the month)

Thursday 12 March 2020 – 175th Anniversary of the NZ Army by 1 (NZ) Brigade, Linton Camp

Wednesday 9 April 2020 – “The Knife Edge: The Battle for Crete in WW2 (1941)” by by Dr Aaron Fox.

Thursday 14 May 2020 – “Fleet Air Arm in the Pacific during WW2″by Denis O’Rourke.

Thursday 11 June 2020 – “NZ Airmen in the Battle for France in 1939-40: by Dr John Moremon.

Thursday 9 July 2020 – “The Merchant Navy in WW2” by RAdm (Rtd) David Ledson.

Thursday 13 August 2020 – “Nga Toa Trust”and Military Veteran Oral History Interview Programme – Soldiers’Stories” by Patrick Bronte.

Thursday 10 September – “Singapore Strategy 1920-1942” by Cdr (RTD) Richard Jackson.

Thursday 8 October 2020 – NZ Wars Month: “Battle of Ruapekapeka”by Dr Chris Pugsley.

Thursday 12 November 2020 – PNCC 150th Anniversary – Presentation on PNth’s miliatary history and heritage, as part of the sesquincentennial commemoration celbration programme.

Tuesday 31 March 2020 – “Battle of the Bridges” in the Square

Saturday 4 April 2020 – 10:00am to 4:00pm, To be Confirmed: “Sounds and Salutes” in the Square to precede the NZ Tattoo

Saturday 4 April 2020 – NZ Tattoo at CET Arena, Palmerston North

Tuesday 23 June 2020 – 75th Anniversary of WW2 VJ Day – “Ünpublished photos of the Second World War”by Prof. Glyn Harper.

Tuesday 25 August 2020 – 75th Anniversary of WW2 VJ Day – Presentation on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, involving the PN Japanese community.

Wednesday 11 November 2020 – “70th Anniversary of the Korean War” Presentation by Dr Ian McGibbon