Manda Brokenshaw and Lesley Clutterbuck
The Linton military community is strong and close knit. With a large camp based population and other Service families living in nearby Palmerston North and elsewhere in the Manawatu, it is a vibrant community.
Linton has the reputation of being the operational hub of the New Zealand Army. A big focus for the community, therefore, is supporting its military members and supporting each other when Service members are away on duty.
The Linton Community Centre is designed to be a focal point for people, allowing the community the kind of interacive support essential in a predominantly military community.
Community Services Office
- pre-schoolers playgroup
- posting support
- deployment support
- welfare facilitation
- crisis and stress support facilitation
- Defence community development
- advice and liaison with command