Missoula, Montana and Palmerston North, New Zealand have been Sister Cities for over 30 years. In that time the two cities have helped unite cultures and learn from each other through various cultural and educational exchanges. We celebrate this unique relationship with New Zealand Day(s), an event highlighting our longstanding connection with Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Since 2018, Global and Cultural Affairs has provided programming for several days, typically a rugby game on Saturday and a film, panel discussion, or similar event on another day, growing New Zealand Day, into a multi-day event. Learn more about Palmerston North, and our Sister City relationship HERE!

Missoula Current, 2018: New Zealand delegation wants to strengthen cultural, trade, tourism ties to Missoula.


  • The Trail, 103.3
  • The Roxy Theater
  • Missoula All-Maggots Rugby Club
  • Missoula Youth Rugby
  • Lake Missoula Tea Company


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