The 2023 Palmerston North delegation visit was a HUGE success! The 7 person delegation were able to spend quality time at a number of local organizations and met with numerous community members, administrators, city council members, lawmakers and had time to enjoy everything that Missoula has to offer. We are excited to continue our relationship with Palmerston North, NZ.

Read the Missoulian article about our sister city here.

Thank you Flanagan Motors for providing transportation, Missoula Downtown Association, Missoula Downtown Foundation and BID of Missoula for co-hosting the delegates at a variety of functions. And thank you to the Holiday Inn Parkside for being the official lodging for our delegates.

A big thank you to Tim and Dawn Payne for their support in this delegation visit!


Missoula, Montana and Palmerston North, New Zealand have been Sister Cities for over 40 years. In that time the two cities have helped unite cultures and learn from each other through various cultural and educational exchanges. We annually celebrate this unique relationship with New Zealand Day(s), an event highlighting our longstanding connection with Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Learn more about Palmerston North, and our Sister City relationship HERE!


Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

The 2023 Delegation Members from our Sister Cities stay at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, the Exclusive Sister City Hotel while in Missoula.

Flanagan Motors

Transportation for the 2023 Sister City Delegation Exclusively Provided by Flanagan Motors Mazda Missoula

Downtown Missoula Partnership

Missoula Downtown Partnership – Sharing the Vibrancy of Missoula with the 2023 Palmy Delegation Through Sponsored Tours, Events and Experiences

Five on Black

Worden’s Market

Iron Horse Brew Pub

Lake Missoula Tea Company

Kreilick Family Foundation


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