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About Venues

Venues Palmerston North is owned and operated by the Palmerston North City Council and manages two versatile event facilities - Central Energy Trust Arena and the Convention Centre.

Both venues are located in the heart of the city - a short walk away from vibrant bars, cafes, restaurants and shops as well as a wide range of accommodation options. Conferences, conventions, concerts, gala dinners, tradeshows, exhibitions, indoor and outdoor sporting events, weddings or corporate meetings - Venues Palmerston North has the perfect venue for every occasion.

Convention Centre

Palmerston North Convention Centre - New Zealand’s first purpose built convention facility. Over the past three decades the Palmerston North Convention Centre has built an enviable reputation for professionalism and service excellence that sets us apart from the competition.  Our high rate of repeat business is testament to the fact that our clients' expectations have been met or exceeded. With a versatile range of function spaces able to accommodate from six to over 600 guests, the Palmerston North Convention Centre is the perfect venue for your next event.

Central Energy Trust Arena

Central Energy Trust Arena has a deserved reputation as being both the busiest and most versatile events and activities complex in New Zealand. Handling around 2,500 individual event/venue bookings annually, we have an unparalleled 36 different sporting codes being conducted here regularly along with trade shows, exhibitions, weddings, dinners, conferences, conventions, meetings, seminars, festivals, concerts and leisure events.

Central Energy Trust Arena is the primary sporting and events complex in the lower North Island. It is prominent throughout New Zealand as the foremost multi use leisure and events facility.
Right in the heart of Palmerston North city, just seven minutes walking distance from the CBD, Central Energy Trust Arena is a favourite choice for events with a significant visitor component. The park like environment boasts a multitude of indoor and outdoor venues within the 18 hectare site.

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Central Energy Trust Arena

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Convention Centre

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