Palmerston North Newcomers Network

About us

Palmerston North is a thriving, vibrant City with a growing population and buoyant economy.

The lifestyle is easy and the people have opportunities to enjoy a wide range of activities within a safe, caring community and a sustainable environment.

The Manawatu Newcomers group is very active and has a wide range of newcomers activities for you to enjoy & make new friends. Please join us we would love to meet you!

Join Palmerston North Newcomers Network

Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.

Our Coordinator: Christine

Greetings everyone, My name is Christine. I am the coordinator of the Manawatu Newcomers Network

I arrived in Palmerston North, Manawatu region, 10 years ago from Rwanda. At that time, New Zealand Newcomers’ Network was not yet started and the help and support offered by the network now was not available. I am really fortunate to be involved with a network that helps new comers to settle in and get to know their community. It clearly makes a huge difference in their experience of a new city. In this role I get to meet people from all over the world and I love this part of the job.

I am married with 5 children and 2 grandsons. My husband and I enjoy living in the Manawatu region. Palmerston North City size is not too small or too big. It is only 2 hours drive away from Wellington the Capital and just few minutes drive to Himatangi and Foxton beach. We love the lifestyle and the friendly people of our City.

I hope you can join our newcomers group. We look forward to meeting you.



Contact Palmerston North Newcomers Network

Phone: (06) 358 1572

77 – 85 King St
Palmerston North

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Find people to socialise with, try new skills, sports or just enjoy a coffee with other newcomers, we know how it feels to be new in your community.


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