Category Archives: Lectures


We were unable to hold our 2021 Annual General Meeting in our usual November slot because of COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to return to face-to-face meetings in May and aim to hold our AGM before our talk.

Members are, therefore, advised that the Annual General Meeting of Royal Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch Incorporated will be held on Tuesday, 17 May.

Nominations for Council and any notices of motion must be received by the Secretary ( at least three weeks before the Annual General Meeting

April Meeting: History Revisited: Three Historians Reflect Upon

History Revisited:

Three Historians Reflect Upon

City at the Centre, the 2020 history of Palmerston North

A panel discussion featuring Geoff Watson, Mike Roche and Margaret Tennant

7.30 pm Tuesday, 19 April, Online by Zoom

Three historians involved in conceptualising and writing for City at the Centre will talk about how they applied their craft to the history of Palmerston North, and will reflect upon what, in retrospect, they think worked, and what they would do differently.

Geoff Watson is Associate Professor in History at Massey University; Mike Roche, Professor of Geography, and Margaret Tennant, Professor Emerita in History. Mike and Margaret are members of our Branch committee.