PHOTO: PALMERSTON NORTH LIBRARIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES Palmerston North’s old Police Station as it stood on Church St in 1950.
Palmerston North’s decaying old police station on Church St has been bought by Rangitāne o Manawatū, signalling the possible rejuvenation of neighbouring Maple Lane and the block opposite The Plaza.
Empty since 2005, the buildings have become rundown and a magnet for rough sleepers and vandals.
Rangitāne o Manawatū Investment Trust chairman Ruma Karaitiana said the first thing the new owners would do was apply for demolition consents to clear the site, apart from the street-facing building with its heritage facade.
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