My Family Story – WWI

‘My Family Story’ is part of the city’s programme to commemorate World War One.  This is your chance to be a part of it.  How?  Bring your special documentary memories to the City Library.  With your permission we’ll digitise them and make them available to the public so that you can share your family’s stories with the community.  And tell your friends and family too.

“There’s such a lot of interest in local history relating to World War One”, says Maria Shiva, Research Educator.  “In addition to the history of the war itself there’s been a lot of enquiry into other aspects, and how the ordinary daily life of New Zealanders was affected by it.   Some of the best descriptions of what that was like are contained in personal documents.  Many Palmerstonians have items like this associated with members of their family, such as letters, photographs, diaries, military documents and postcards.  Because of the personal nature of these items the connection of that history to our time tells a special story in itself.  We’re interested not only to see what documents people bring in, but how they came by them, and what their relationship to them is.  We’ll scan the material, collect a bit of information to help describe it, and make it available to the public”.

This is a great way to keep the history of the Great War alive, and perhaps make it more special because of the personal connections people are able to make to it.

To take part in this very special opportunity contact Maria Shiva at or 3514100 x 7377.


WorkExperience – Vacancies

Looking for experience in software development, web & mobile?

Get ahead of the rest, gain valuable real-world experience and start working on what you enjoy now. Is software development and coding your obsession not just what you are studying?

If your answer is “Yes” this could be for you.

The right candidate will receive real projects that fit into curriculum requirements while gaining knowledge and experience in a local business environment.

As part of our team you’ll see everything that goes into software (not just code) including testing, marketing, sales, documentation, client support, and user interface design. All this and you’ll get free entry into some local events too!


  • Currently enrolled in a 3 year degree in a Tertiary educational institution. Preference will be given to students between their 2nd and 3rd years
  • Significant coursework in Information Technology or Computer Science
  • Top grades or a track record of success and passion for development
  • Top-notch computer programming skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • The desire to learn and ask questions
  • Must have a strong work ethic and organization skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

The position is in our office on the Square in Palmerston North.

Want to know more? First we want to know more about you. Please send your C.V or Resume to


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WorkExperience – What is it?


Student City Work Experience Project

Many organizations constantly search for an “extra pair of hands” to assist with on-off projects, on-going activities, casual staff or some blend of all of these. At the same time a growing number of tertiary students would like to gain real world work experience in parallel to their academic studies. While some programmes have such “internships” built in for academic credit, many do not and students are left to find what they can.

This is an opportunity for community organizations, sports clubs, not-for-profit groups, small businesses and large corporations to contribute to the growth of human capital in the region by developing relationships with the numerous talented and skilled tertiary students in the city.

Such work experience is increasingly important for employability upon graduation, and the opportunity to develop such a relationship with a local organisation gives that organisation “first bite” at the student after graduation as well as increasing the chances that the students will remain in the Manawatu and contribute to regional growth.

Having the support of the Student City and local institutions, these students can offer organisations the opportunity to experiment with some of the activities and projects with which they have been toying but for which they have not had sufficient resources.

In addition many of the new migrants to the Manawatu have very high level skills as well as language abilities appropriate to the local community. Unfortunately it is often regarded as being a risk to employ such a person who does not appear to have “New Zealand Experience”. Our students have good English language skills as well as the ability to work amongst a range of ethnic and language communities.

For all details click here or feel free to contact the Student City Coordinator, Bettina Gohl, on telephone 06 351 4100 or email

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