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.

Typically, the Club will meet between 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings and engage in the following activities:

  • Yap Yap Night – a social sit and chat.
  • Cook’s Night off – dine in or out
  • Members’ Draw Night
  • Pub Quiz or other special feature night that come along from time to time

Check out newsletter further down on this menu item for this month’s activities

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.

(NOTE:   that all the 2020 presentation audio recordings and Powerpoint presentations are on the “nzsappers” website. EPLP = Evening Public Lecture Presentation at Globe Theatre and MMMHP = Monthly Midday Military History Presentation at Level 2, PN City Library)


Thursday 9 June 2022 – “Soldiers without Guns – (Operation BIG TALK) – Part 2 – The continuing Bougainville and PNG peace talks” by RADM (Rtd) David Ledson

Thursday 14 July 2022 – RNZN”Operation FARAD – Multinational Force Observers (MFO), Sinai” (40th Anniversary of establishment/NZ involvement) by MAJ Mike Pettersen MNZM RNZE

Thursday 12 August 2022 – “The  Greek Campaign in WW2” by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood ONZM Director of the NZ Wars Study Centre NZDC

Thursday 8 September 2022 – “Signals Corps Centenary” by LTCOL Jared McGregor CO,1 CSR

Thursday 13 October 2022 – NZ Wars Month – “The Musket Wars from the Early 1800s” by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood ONZM Director of the NZ Wars Study Centre NZDC

Thursday 25 November 2022 – “Hunting the Bombers – the Luftwaffe Night Fighters Campaign” by LTCDR (Rtd) Dennis O’Rourke MNZN RNZN


Tuesday 21 June 2022 – “First Battle of Alamein, including Alam Halfa Ridge and Ruweisat Ridge” (*0th Anniversary, 1942) by LTCOL (Rtd) Glyn Harper, Massey University

Tuesday 30 August 2022 – “The Battle of Gate Pa – Pukehinahina in 1864” by LTCOL (Rtd) Dr Chris Pugsley ONZM FRHistS