1 February 2023

Office Hours:  Monday and Friday (except Public Holidays) 1pm - 3pm, and Wednesday 4pm - 5.00pm
Club Night:  Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Bowls Palmerston North Club Rooms Lounge, Linton Street.


Here is the link for the live-stream for Hugh Mawson's memorial service. on Friday 3 February 2023, at 2.00pm (New Zealand time).

There is no password required. Webcasts begin about 20 minutes before the start of the service. We encourage anyone planning to use this service to log on early so they can test their computer and internet connection.

These broadcasts can also be viewed on iPads, phones and tablets.


Membership and Subscriptions

Subscriptions for 2022/23 have been sent out and should be have been paid by the 1st of July. I'm sure there will be a few days' grace for the ones who have not yet renewed their membership.

We cannot accept cheques or do Eftpos. We can accept cash. Alternatively, you can pay via internet to Palmerston North RSA (2014) Inc. at 06-0746-0384063-00.

There are a large number of membership cards being held at our office ready for you to pick up. If you have paid your subscription and do not yet have your card, call in and grab it.

Subscription for 2022 – 2023:

  • $35 for members under 80 years of age.
  • $20 for members over 80 years of age, up to 90 years of age and widows.
  • Free for members over 90 years of age and serving members.

Please note that we have a number of members' cards in our office. These can be collected before December 16th when the office closes for its Christmas New Year break. Staff at Bowls Palmerston North will not be able to get your card or answer any questions about RSA activities, so don't ask them.

The RSA Office re-opens on Monday 16 January at 1:00pm.

Club Activities


Wednesday 1 February: Yap Yap Club Night
Wednesday 8 February: PNRSA Executive Committee Meeting. Cook's Night Off with a visit to a Chinese Restaurant in town for dinner (venue to be advised)
Wednesday 15 February: Yap Yap Club Night
Wednesday 22 February: Club Night and Family BBQ. $5 per head. All welcome
Wednesday 1 March: Yap Yap Club Night
You are also welcome to come along to BPN on Friday nights from  4:00pm. Most Fridays they have their kitchen open. Check by phoning 06 354 2695 or 027 579 4477

Winners of the Raffle on the 18th of January: Val Lamb 1st, Rosemary Hollander 2nd

25th January Gary Fryer $30.00, Vern Lumley $15.00

Members Draw for a bottle of wine & chocolates:  Tim Scott.


9 Feb 23 – first MMMHP session for 2023 – “Second World War Conscription in NZ”, by Dr David Littlewood, Massey University, midday at the PNCL (Heritage Section, Level 2);



Restarted on 9th January 2023.

For other queries, you can email our project team on

 We’ve finished renewing all the water pipes beneath the road and the first stage from Pitt Street to Camelot Motor Lodge is almost complete.

You’ll notice cones and signs remain in place over the festive holidays. The road will stay open to two lanes, with speeds restricted to 30 km/h. If you notice anything unusual over this period, such as missing or damaged equipment, please contact our Council call centre on 06 356 8199 and we will arrange for someone to visit the site.

When Downer returns in the New Year, they will start sealing the current section. They will then move to other side of the intersection (this section includes South/Ferguson/Pitt Streets). The South Street intersection with Ferguson will be closed during this period of work.

We appreciate your cooperation over the past few months and on-going months, and we wish you and your whanāu all the best for 2023


Hugh Mawson" Hugh while visiting family in Perth Passed away on the 23rd December. A Memorial Service is being held at: Beauchamp Chapel 167 J F Kennedy Drive on Friday 03/02/2023 at 2:00pm. See other notices in this newsletter.

Birthday Greetings  to everyone for February

Carole King, Craig George, Ray Symons, David Littlejohn, Bruce Willis, Tony Penney & Lionel Berry

Welcome to our new members:

Gary Milligan and Leon Tahana

Also, welcome back to Bruce Wood

PNRSA Welfare Trust

Senior Citizens Lounge, Main Street, Opposite Globe Theatre
The RSA Trust is located at the Senior Citizens Lounge in Main Street (opposite Globe Theatre). PNRSA Support Advisors available 9:45 am - 11.45 am  on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mike, Albi & John enjoy a chat. They may even make you a cuppa.
They will close for Christmas and New Year on Tuesday 20th December and reopen on Friday 3rd February 2023

Remembrance Army Working Bees

If you can help, please contact Ian Bailey 06 356 7517.

RAZA Pool Club

Club nights held on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Why not pop down and join them. As Harry would often have said “let the cue do the talking”


I'm sure some of us do this.

It's OK to talk to yourself…… But sad when you must repeat what you said because you weren't listening.

I ASKED MY DAUGHTER TO PASS ME THE PHONE BOOK, SHE LAUGHED AND CALLED ME A DINOSAUR. She then lent me her iPhone, so the large spider is dead. The iPhone is broken, and my daughter is furious.