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District Name Manawatu
Population 27,500
Extent Himatangi to Rangiwahia;

Rangitikei River to Ruahine Ranges

Manawatu is a district in the Manawatu-Wanganui region in the North Island of New Zealand.

"The Manawatu", as it is usually called, is located in the southwest of the island, close to the river which shares its name.

Located north of Wellington, the district stretches from slightly north of the settlement of Himatangi in the south to just south of Mangaweka in the north, and from the Rangitikei River to the summit of the Tararua Ranges. The southern boundary follows the Manawatu River, and the district excludes the area around the city of Palmerston North. The district has an area of 2532 km2.

The population of the district is approximately 27,500. The main town and seat of the district council is Feilding, which has a population of 12,700.

External links

  • Manawatu District history (http://www.mdc.govt.nz/asp/districthistory.asp?level1=district_history)
Territorial Authorities of New Zealand
North Shore | Waitakere | Auckland | Manukau | Hamilton | Tauranga | Napier | Palmerston North | Porirua | Upper Hutt | Lower Hutt | Wellington | Nelson* | Christchurch | Dunedin | Invercargill
North Island: | Far North | Whangarei | Kaipara | Rodney | Papakura | Franklin | Thames-Coromandel | Hauraki | Waikato | Matamata-Piako | Waipa | South Waikato | Otorohanga | Rotorua | Waitomo | Taupo | Western Bay of Plenty | Whakatane | Kawerau| Opotiki | Gisborne* | Wairoa | Hastings | Central Hawke's Bay | New Plymouth | Stratford | South Taranaki | Ruapehu | Wanganui | Rangitikei | Manawatu | Tararua | Horowhenua | Kapiti Coast | Masterton | Carterton | South Wairarapa
South Island: Tasman* | Marlborough* | Buller | Grey | Westland | Kaikoura | Hurunui | Waimakariri | Banks Peninsula | Selwyn| Ashburton | Timaru | Mackenzie | Waimate | Waitaki | Queenstown-Lakes | Central Otago | Clutha | Gore | Southland
Territory: Chatham Islands
*unitary authorities

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Manawatu (358 words)
Manawatu is a region in the North Island of New Zealand.
The Manawatu Gorge (in Maori Te Apiti, meaning 'The Narrow Passage') runs between the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges of the North Island of New Zealand, linking the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay regions.
The road through the Manawatu Gorge was completed in 1872, and acts as the primary link between the two sides of the lower North Island.
Rufer's men do it again - Manawatu Standard: local, national & world news from Manawatu's daily newspaper (793 words)
Manawatu forced Otago into submission at a waterlogged Arena Manawatu yesterday with a 4-1 win in a game in which it totally dominated the second half after leading 2-1 at the break.
Manawatu dominated the second spell with Totori scoring another quality goal, toying with two defenders before his pace burned them off and a shot from the edge of the box gave Aburn no chance.
Manawatu 4 (Benjamin Totori 13, 64, Hayden Laird 7, Ian Robinson 86) Otago 1 (Jindrich Hahn 38) HT 2-1.
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