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New mobile app showcases Palmerston North's history

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Fuseworks Media

ManawatÅ« Heritage is launching an app to help locals and tourists explore Palmerston North’s best heritage sites.

A Palmerston North City Library project, the app brings together community-initiated research, images and content from the award-winning ManawatÅ« Heritage digital repository, to give people a glimpse of the city’s rich history.

The ManawatÅ« Heritage Tours app has three self-guided tours: Women’s Places, Military Walking Tour and Military Driving Tour. Through historic photos and detailed overview of each location, the tours allow people to discover how women and the military have contributed to the city’s development.

"All the sites and stories in the app have been thoroughly curated and researched by our Heritage Team, in partnership with community organisations. With more tours planned in the future, we’re excited to bring the city’s heritage to life and keep it alive for next generations, through this app," says Debbie Duncan, PNCC’s General Manager - Community.

The app includes interactive maps and GPS enabling users to complete the tours at their own pace and time in full or in parts. It also sends alerts to notify users when they are near a heritage site.

The Manawatū Heritage Tours App is free to download through the App Store for iOS users and the Google Play Store for Android users. There will be a formal launch on Sunday, 7 April, 2 pm, at the Event Central, Ground Floor, Palmerston North Central Library.

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