NZPF Central Region established 1922


Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North 1st Wednesday monthly February to December at 7:30pm. Visitors are always welcome. Please bring items of interest for display to each meeting

Calendar of events


Jul 7 – Brian Vincent 'A History of Space Exploration'; 1-page 'Gone to the dogs'
Jul 14 – Explore our library
Aug 4 – Colin Dyer 'Occupation, Overlords and Overprints'; 1-page 'All at Sea'
Sep 1 – Antony Harris 'Observations from NZ Post'; 1-page 'A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse'
Oct 6 – Vince Neall 'Ross Dependency'; 1-page 'Up in the air'
Nov 3 – John Paston 'North Atlantic Mail Services'; 1-page 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue'
Dec 1 – Members 'Other collections'; 1-page 'All you can eat'


Feb 2 – Norman Banfield 'Russian Censorship'; 1-page 'Call of the wild'
Mar 2 – Denys Nicholls 'Forgeries and Fakes'; 1-page 'Safe Houses'
Apr 6 – Manawatu AGM; Mini auction; 1-page 'Artsy-Fartsy'

Club activities and services

EXPO (Convention) 2021

The 58th Annual Convention is to take place at the Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North on 17 April.
For more details check Expo 2021 flyer.


Members have access to New Zealand’s third largest philatelic library. Housed at Te Manawa, 326 Main Street, Palmerston North. All members are issued with library cards which must be shown whenever they wish to use the library.

National Philatelic Literature Exhibition Library Holding

Members of New Zealand philatelic societies have access to the material exhibited in the biennial literature exhibits held in Palmerston North until 2013. These publications are held as part of the Manawatu Philatelic Society’s library and information on who and how material can be borrowed should be addressed to the Librarian at the Society’s address.
Details of these holdings for each exhibition can be accessed at:


Annual Subscriptions are as follows:
Town members (24 km radius from city centre) $30.00
Country members $20.00
Reduced by $5 for those receiving newsletters electronically.