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Encyclopedia > Palmerston North
Palmerston North
Te Papa-i-oea (Māori)
Country: Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Co-ordinates: 40°21.3′S, 175°36.7′E
Population: 75,800
(urban)
75,800
(territorial)
(2006 Census - provisional)
Urban Area
Extent: N to
Mangaone Stream & Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Rd
NE to Ashhurst; SW to
Linton military camp, SH 57
Territorial Authority
Name: Palmerston North City
Mayor: Jono Naylor
Extent: NW to Cloverlea,
Milson and airport; NE to Ashhurst; SW
to Linton; S & SE to Tararua Ranges
Land Area: 336km²
Website: http://www.pncc.govt.nz
See also: Manawatu District, Horowhenua
Council Contacts
Street Address: Civic Centre, The Square
Palmerston North
Postal Address: P.Bag 11034
Palmerston North
Regional Council
Name: Manawatu-Wanganui (Horizons Regional Council)
Website: http://www.horizons.govt.nz

Palmerston North (Māori: Te Papa-i-oea) is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is an inland city with a population of approximately 75,800 [1], Palmerston North is currently the eleventh largest city in the country, and the centre of the seventh largest urban area. A large proportion of its population consists of students attending Massey University, Universal College of Learning (UCOL) and International Pacific College during the student year. Māori or Te Reo Māori,[1] commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) functions as one of the official languages of New Zealand. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Palmerston North ... Statistics New Zealand defines New Zealand urban areas for statistical purposes. ... Image File history File links PalmerstonNorth_Territorial_Authority. ... Manawatu is a district in the Manawatu-Wanganui region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Horowhenua is a district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, around the city of Palmerston North and the central city of Wanganui. ... Māori or Te Reo Māori,[1] commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) functions as one of the official languages of New Zealand. ... Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, around the city of Palmerston North and the central city of Wanganui. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Massey University (Māori: ) is New Zealands largest university with approximately 40,000 students. ... Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is a Government Institute of Technology (Polytechnic) located in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ...

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Name

The city was first named "Palmerston" in honour of Viscount Palmerston, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, the suffix "North” was added in 1871 by the Postal Service in order to distinguish the settlement from Palmerston in the South Island. Locals frequently refer to the city simply as "Palmy". The Right Honourable Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (October 20, 1784 - October 18, 1865) was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid 19th century. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... Panorama of the view from Puketapu Cairn overlooking Palmerston Puketapu dominates Palmerston, New Zealand The town of Palmerston, in New Zealands South Island lies 50 kilometres to the north of the city of Dunedin. ... The South Island The South Island is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the more populous North Island. ...


Māori Name

The Māori transliteration of Palmerston North is "Pamutana", however, this is largely unused, with Papa-i-oea (more commonly contracted to Papaioea) being the preferred option, e.g. Te Kura Kōhine o Papaioea (Palmerston North Girls' High School) or Te Hohipera o Papaioea (Palmerston North Hospital). Papa-i-oea is widely believed to mean "How beautiful it is" [1].


Geography

Palmerston North covers an area of 32,594 hectares and one million people live within a two hour (200km) radius. The city is situated about 140 km north of the capital, Wellington, in the eastern part of the Manawatu Plains, and close to the northern bank of the Manawatu River. It is 35 km from the river's mouth and 12 km from the end of the Manawatu Gorge. For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ... Some of the most fertile land in the southwestern North Island of New Zealand is located on the floodplains of the Manawatu and Rangitikei Rivers, in an area known as the Manawatu Plains. ... The Manawatu River system The Manawatu River is a major river of the southern 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 Hawkes Bay regions. ...


The official limits of the city also take in rural areas to the south and northeast of the main urban area, extending to the Tararua Ranges and including the town of Ashhurst at the mouth of the Manawatu Gorge. This is a rich and fertile agricultural area. The city as a whole covers some 350 km². North Island New Zealand and position of Tararua Range Clem Creek flowing into the Waiohine River View from Mt Holdsworth The Tararua Range (often referred to as the Tararua Ranges) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand which form a ridge running parallel with... Ashhurst is a small town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealands North Island. ...

Physical environment

Land Area : 32,594 Hectares (includes the communities of Ashhurst, Aokautere, Whakarongo, Linton and the Palmerston North urban area.)


Area In Public Reserves : 554 Hectares


Highest Point (Elevation): 760 Metres Above Sea Level (In The Ranges South East of Scotts Road)


Lowest Point (Elevation) : 10 Metres Above Sea Level (Riverbank Near Te Puna Road)


Typical Urban Area Elevation : 20 – 40 Metres


Length Of River (Within City Boundary) : 29.9 km (Manawatu River) & 2.6 km (Pohangina River)

Climate

Palmerston North's climate is temperate with daytime temperatures averaging 22 oC in summer and 12 oC in winter. On average temperatures rise above 25 oC on 20 days of the year. Annual rainfall is approximately 960mm with rain occurring approximately 5% of the time. There are on average 200 rain free days each year.


In the ranges that flank the city, there is often sustained wind, especially in spring. Much of this land is within the city boundaries and these ranges have the reputation of providing the most consistent wind in the country. As a result, Palmerston North is under increasing tensions between wind farm operators who want to build more renewable energy wind turbines and local residents who wish to continue to enjoy untouched scenery. Close to the city is the largest electricity-generating wind farm in the southern hemisphere, with 158 turbines on the nearby Tararua and Ruahine Ranges providing power for approximately 30,000 homes. A wind farm is a collection of wind turbines in the same location. ... North Island New Zealand and position of Tararua Range Clem Creek flowing into the Waiohine River View from Mt Holdsworth The Tararua Range (often referred to as the Tararua Ranges) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand which form a ridge running parallel with... The Ruahine Range (often referred to as the Ruahine Ranges) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand which form a ridge running parallel with the east coast of the island between East Cape and Wellington. ...

Weather averages for Palmerston North
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 22.4 (72) 22.9 (73) 21.1 (70) 18.4 (65) 15.3 (60) 13.1 (56) 12.5 (55) 13.3 (56) 14.9 (59) 16.7 (62) 18.5 (65) 20.7 (69) 17.5 (64)
Average low °C (°F) 13.4 (56) 13.5 (56) 12.1 (54) 9.8 (50) 7.4 (45) 5.4 (42) 4.7 (40) 5.4 (42) 7.2 (45) 8.7 (48) 10.2 (50) 12 (54) 9.1 (48)
Precipitation mm (inch) 65 (2.6) 62 (2.4) 74 (2.9) 76 (3) 94 (3.7) 87 (3.4) 94 (3.7) 82 (3.2) 83 (3.3) 90 (3.5) 78 (3.1) 83 (3.3) 966 (38)
Source: NIWA Climate Data[2] 1971 – 2000

Economy

The tertiary education sector provides $1 billion dollars a year to the local economy and accounts for 13% of the total Palmerston North workforce. Palmerston North also has economic strengths in research, especially in the bio-industry, defence, distribution, and smart business sectors. The city is home to more than 70 major educational and research institutions, including New Zealand's fastest expanding university, Massey; the Massey University Sport and Recreation Institute (situated at Massey University campus, Turitea); UCOL - Universal College of Learning and Linton Military Camp. Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is a Government Institute of Technology (Polytechnic) located in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ... Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is a Government Institute of Technology (Polytechnic) located in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ...


In total, research, educational and government departments employ 43% of the city's workforce. Another quarter of the workforce is employed in the wholesale and retail section that reflects Palmerston North's status as a regional servicing focal point.


The Square

The Square, Palmerston North
The Square, Palmerston North

The city's main streets are arranged in a grid around The Square, a seven hectare park of lawn, trees, lakes, fountains, and gardens in the centre of the city. This park contains the city's war memorial, a memorial to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe - the Rangitāne chief who was instrumental in the sale of Palmerston North district to the government in 1865 [3] - and a clock tower whose illuminated cross was damaged in a storm in the first half of 2006. The damage to the cross and its subsequent removal rekindled a discussion about the appropriateness of a Christian symbol in the centre of a city whose citizens are of many cultures and religious backgrounds. The Māori name for the Square is Te Marae o Hine. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe was one member of a Māori contingent consulted for the choice of a Māori name. The meaning of the name is The Meeting Place of the Daughter of Peace signalling the harmony of the meeting between Māori and Pākehā in Palmerston North. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2016 × 1512 pixel, file size: 753 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Image taken by me with a Nokia 6234 2MP mobile phone, from the PN City Council building. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2016 × 1512 pixel, file size: 753 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Image taken by me with a Nokia 6234 2MP mobile phone, from the PN City Council building. ...


The City's Parks

There are a number of parks in the city. The foremost is the Victoria Esplanade. Victoria Esplanade is located along the northern bank of the Manawatu River, to the right of Fitzherbert Avenue if heading south. The esplanade includes gardens, children's play areas, an aviary, a mini-train ride, walking tracks, and sports fields (Ongley-Manawaroa Park). An aviary is a large enclosure for confining birds. ...


The motto of the city is[4] also that chosen by Lord Nelson.[citation needed] Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British admiral famous for his participation in the Napoleonic Wars, most notably in the Battle of Trafalgar, a decisive British victory in the war, during which he lost his life. ...

Promotion

The city has used many descriptions in advertising and promotion: Rose City (referring to its international rose trial grounds), Knowledge City (referring to the city's many academic institutions), and "Student City" (for the same reason). For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ...


The current slogan, "Young Heart, Easy Living", indicates a laid-back provincial life style. This was created to attract families away from the busier main centers, to a more relaxed approach to living.

Dump

English comedian John Cleese referred to the city as the "...suicide capital of New Zealand. If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick". There is now a municipal rubbish heap of 45 metres in altitude with an official-looking sign naming it "Mt Cleese". [2] [3] Cleese redirects here. ...


History

Early European Discoveries

Ngāti Rangitāne were the local Māori iwi (tangata whenua) living in the area known as Te Ahu-a-Turanga([4]:1), when a trader, Jack Duff, became the first known European person to explore the area in 1830. He came on a whaling ship, and explored as far inland as the site where Woodville stands today. He later reported his discovery on arrival back to Porirua. Colonel Wakefield heard of the potential the Manawatu had for development and visited in 1840. It was not until 1846, when Charles Hartley, another trader, heard from tangata whenua of a clearing in the forest and he proceeded through the dense bush and forest and discovered it. [5] Tangata is a maori word which among other things, means people (technically, according to the definitive Williams Dictionary of the Maori Language, tangata means man or human being, whilst tāngata with the long ā is the plural meaning people, but in contemporary New Zealand English certain maori words, including m...


Surveying and subdivision

The Government surveyed the area in 1866-67. The original subdivision of Palmerston North was also made in 1866, in the natural clearing in the Papaioea Forest (as discovered by Hartley). A township was laid out by J.T. Stewart, an employee of the Wellington Provincial Government. 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


Mr Stewart's plan consisted of a series of wide and straight streets, laid out in a rectangular pattern, with the focal point for the new settlement taking the form of an open space of 17 acres, subsequently known as The Square. Mr Stewart is not completely forgotten as there are landmarks named for him, e.g. Stewart Crescent (Palmerston North), Mt Stewart (near Sanson).


The four original streets, which arrive at the Square from the different directions are now Fitzherbert Avenue (from the S), Main Street East, Main Street West and Rangitikei Street. As the settlement grew, the forest diminished to make way for farms, and today virtually no remnant of it survives.


First Settlers

The first settlers were largely Scandinavian,[citation needed] the most prominent being former Danish Premier and Bishop of the Danish Lutheran Church Ditlev Gothard Monrad after whom Monrad Intermediate School [6] (a local Intermediate School for Years 7 & 8 pupils) was named. For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Ditlev Gothard Monrad (November 24, 1811 – March 28, 1887) was a Danish politician and bishop of Lolland-Falster. ...


Borough status

By 1877, when the Borough Council came into existence, Palmerston North was an isolated village, set in the midst of a native forest which covered inland Manawatu. The population of the town was approximately 800 people and sawmilling was the main industry of the district. The arrival of the railway in 1886 saw an increase in the speed of growth, and by 1900 the population was 6,000. By this time the town was at the centre of a lucrative agricultural district. 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


From Borough to City

In 1930, the population reached the 20,000 threshold and Palmerston North was officially proclaimed a city. Development was slow at this period in the city’s history, however, due to the great depression and World War II. An Palmerston North International Airport was established at Milson in 1936. After the war growth was rapid, with the population rising to over 50,000 by the mid 1970s. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Airport (disambiguation). ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


Sports teams

Sport in the Palmerston North area, in general, is predominantly provincial based. Unlike Auckland or Wellington, Palmerston North is more of a provincial city, therefore most sports teams draw their players from around the province, in this case, Manawatu. Most representative teams would have players from Feilding or other neighbouring towns. Feilding is a town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


NB. The most famous team to have "Palmerston North" in its title was the Palmerston North Jets, but they changed their name to Manawatu earlier this decade.

Rugby

The city is the home of the Manawatu Turbos, who play in the Air New Zealand Cup, the main competition in New Zealand Rugby. The home ground is at FMG Stadium. The Ezibuy Manawatu Women's rugby team also plays at FMG Stadium. Manawatu Rugby Union (MRU) is the governing body of Rugby in the Manawatu rugby province. ... Arena Manawatu is the current name of the 18-hectare publicly-owned recreational complex just west of the Palmerston North city centre in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region of New Zealand. ...

Speedway

FMG Stadium is also the home of the Robertson Holden International Speedway. Palmerston North is host to a Stock car racing team known as the Panthers. Notable visitors to an event meeting included golfer Tiger Woods and his New Zealand caddie, Steve Williams, who is known for his love of the Stock Car sport. This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ...

Soccer/Football

YoungHeart Manawatu is one of 8 franchise teams competing in the NZ Football Championship which is the premier national competition. Red Sox Manawatu is a sports club catering for mens, womens and youth soccer and womens netball. Riverside RedSox is affiliated to Red Sox Manawatu and caters for junior boys and girls soccer YoungHeart Manawatu is a soccer club, which is based in Palmerston North, New Zealand. ...

Other sports
  • Basketball: Manawatu Jets
  • Rugby League: Central Falcons
  • Cricket: Manawatu; Central Districts
  • Hockey: Central Mysticks (formerly Manawatu Emeralds, women)
  • Hockey: Central Mavericks (men)
  • Netball: Western (Provincial Championships); Western Flyers (National Bank Cup)
  • Handball: Massey University Handball Club (earned a 4th place at the 2007 National Tournament in Wellingon)

Transport

Road

The city is a significant road and rail junction. State Highways 56 and 57 meet State Highway 3 close to the city, with these highways providing the main streets of the city. However, State Highway 1, New Zealand's main highway, passes about 25km to the west of Palmerston North. The New Zealand State Highway Shield. ... State Highway 1 State Highway 1 is the most significant single element of the New Zealand roading network State Highway 1 can be considered as a single highway running the length of both main islands, a total of 2027 km. ...


State Highway 3 enters the city from the northwest as Rangitikei Street before turning left into Grey Street, north of the Square. It then turns right into Princess Street and left at Main Street East.


On the opposite sides of The Square to these two roads are Main Street West (in the south-west) and Fitzherbert Avenue (to the south-east). These two roads connect with State Highways 56 and 57' respectively. Many of the city's main public buildings are located close to The Square and to Main Street East.

Palmerston North city centre from Palmerston North Hospital.
Palmerston North city centre from Palmerston North Hospital.

Fitzherbert Avenue extends south, crossing the Fitzherbert Bridge, the only bridge over the Manawatu River close to the city to reach. The other is Fitzherbert East Road in Ashhurst, 14 km away. Massey University and International Pacific College (IPC), as well as some of the newly developed residential areas (Summerhill, Aokautere). The university campus is almost a separate urban area in its own right, containing student accommodation, and many mature trees. IPC provides a park-like campus for its 600 residential students from New Zealand and other parts of Asia as they study for their degrees. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1757 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1757 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Massey University (Māori: ) is New Zealands largest university with approximately 40,000 students. ...

Air

Palmerston North International Airport in the suburb of Milson is placing itself as a major secondary international airport in New Zealand. International and domestic services (the former operated by Freedom Air) operate to a number of international destinations, primarily to Australia. Palmerston North International Airport (IATA: PMR, ICAO: NZPM) is located on the outskirts of the suburb of Milson in Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Freedom Air is Air New Zealand Groups low-cost airline, based in Auckland, New Zealand. ...


In addition to domestic destinations, Palmerston North International Airport has direct connections to Sydney and Brisbane. Until recently, direct services to Melbourne and Fiji were available. The airport is open the most days of any New Zealand airport and provides a reliable alternative for aircraft diverted from landing at Wellington, usually the result of fog. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ...


Palmerston North International Airport is the operational base of the Massey University School af Aviation, and by night serves as a busy domestic freight hub. Massey University (Māori: ) is New Zealands largest university with approximately 40,000 students. ...


Palmerston North's international carrier Freedom Air will stop all services from Palmerston North at the end of March 2008.[5] Freedom Air is Air New Zealand Groups low-cost airline, based in Auckland, New Zealand. ...

Rail

At Palmerston North, the North Island Main Trunk railway is joined by the Palmerston North-Gisborne Line, which runs through the Manawatu Gorge to Woodville and Hawke's Bay, with a connection to the Wairarapa Line at Woodville. The railway was originally routed through the central Square of the town, but was diverted to the north in 1964 - 1966. There are very few passenger rail services to Palmerston North with only two services using the station: The daily Capital Connection service to and from Wellington, and the Overlander to Auckland or Wellington. This means that a maximum of four trains arrive or leave the station per day. The NIMT is the railway line connecting Auckland and Wellington, the two major cities of New Zealands North Island. ... 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 Hawkes Bay regions. ... Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... The Wairarapa line is a section of secondary railway line in the south-east of the North Island of New Zealand, connecting the capital city Wellington with the Wairarapa region. ... The Capital Connection is a long-distance commuter passenger service between Palmerston North and Wellington in New Zealand. ... The Overlander hauled by an EF class electric locomotive near Waiouru The Overlander is a long-distance rail passenger service between Auckland and Wellington in the North Island of New Zealand. ...

Bus

There is an urban bus service in which 5 town buses and 1 campus bus set off from the main depot on Main Street East (in front of the Palmerston North Courthouse) at least every half hour. It is run in conjunction between Horizons Regional Council and Masterton-based bus company, Tranzit.

Bus Route name Services
Rangiora/Brightwater southern portion of Roslyn, including Terrace End and Hokowhitu
Roslyn/Rhodes northern portion of Roslyn and Kelvin Grove
Milson/Cloverlea Milson, Cloverlea and parts of Takaro
Awapuni/Rugby Awapuni South and Awapuni North
Highbury/Takaro Highbury, Takaro and Westbrook
Fernlea/Heights Kelvin Grove
12,12A,12B,12C,(14), 15 Massey services (14 also services IPC)

Occasionally there are buses which service Linton, Ashhurst and Feilding. There are also frequent bus services from town to Massey (both Turitea and Hokowhitu Campuses) and IPC Campus.


There is a bus service which travel on specific days to Ashhurst, Feilding and Linton. Feilding is a small town in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. ...


The main bus depot for travel between Palmerston North and other cities is located at the intersection of Main and Pitt Sts.


Education

The large number of students from Massey, UCOL and IPC bring a youth culture to the city, helping to support the many cafes and bars. The Fitz (on Ferguson Street) has long been the city's infamous student watering hole. George Street, one street back from The Square, is where many of the cafes and boutique-type shops are located. Highbury is the home of the Papaioea Campus of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Tertiary Education Institutions
School Name Location
Massey University Turitea
Massey University College of Education Hokowhitu
Universal College of Learning Palmerston North Central
International Pacific College Aokautere
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Highbury
Secondary schools
School Name Location
St Peter's College Milson
Palmerston North Boys' High School (PNBHS) Palmerston North Hospital Area
Palmerston North Girls High School (PNGHS) West End
Queen Elizabeth College (QEC) Palmerston North Hospital Area
Freyberg High School (FHS) Roslyn
Awatapu College Awapuni South
Longburn Adventist College (LAC) Longburn
Primary and Intermediate Schools
School Name Location
Cornerstone Christian School Kelvin Grove
Takaro School Tākaro
Carncot Independent School for Girls Papaioea
Cloverlea School Cloverlea
Milson School Milson
Roslyn School Roslyn
West End School West End
Terrace End School Roslyn
Our Lady of Lourdes School Tākaro
Riverdale School Awapuni South
St James Catholic School Hokowhitu West
St Mary's Catholic School Roslyn
Winchester School Hokowhitu East
Hokowhitu School Hokowhitu East
Awapuni School Awapuni North
Ashhurst School Ashhurst
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mana Tamariki Palmerston North Central
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manawatu Kelvin Grove
Monrad Intermediate School Highbury
Parkland School Terrace End
Aokautere School Aokautere
Whakarongo School Whakarongo
Linton Camp School Linton
Linton Country School Linton
Tiritea School Turitea
College Street Normal School Hokowhitu West
Ross Intermediate School Roslyn
Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School West End
Seventh Day Adventist School Palmerston North Central
Somerset Crescent School Highbury
Russell Street School Palmerston North Hospital Area
Palmerston North Central Normal School Tākaro

Massey University (Māori: ) is New Zealands largest university with approximately 40,000 students. ... Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is a Government Institute of Technology (Polytechnic) located in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ... St Peters College is a Catholic Integrated co-educational College Year 7-13 of approximately 811 students. ... Milson is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Palmerston North Boys High School is a state secondary school for boys located in Palmerston North Hospital Area, Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Palmerston North Hospital Area is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Palmerston North Girls High School is a large secondary school for girls, located in the suburb of West End in the city of Palmerston North,New Zealand. ... West End is a suburb in Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Queen Elizabeth College (QEC) is a secondary school in Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Palmerston North Hospital Area is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Freyberg High School is a State Co-Educational Secondary School in the suburb of Roslyn, Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Roslyn is a suburb in the city of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Awatapu College is a State co-educational Secondary School in Awapuni, Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Awapuni is an area and constituent ward of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Longburn Adventist College is an integrated co-educational Christian school for years 7 to 13. ... Kelvin Grove is a suburb of Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Takaro is a suburb and constituent ward of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Papaioea is a suburb and constituent ward of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Cloverlea is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Milson is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Roslyn is a suburb in the city of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... West End is a suburb in Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Awapuni is an area and constituent ward of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Hokowhitu is an area and constituent ward of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Ashhurst is a small town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealands North Island. ... Palmerston North Central is the suburb co-terminus with the Central Business District of Palmerston North. ... Highbury is a suburb of Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Terrace End is a suburb of Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... Aokautere is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Whakarongo is a suburb of Palmerston North, between the city and Ashhurst. ... Linton is a suburb of Palmerston North. ... Linton is a suburb of Palmerston North. ... Turitea is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ... Palmerston North Hospital Area is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. ...

Palmerston North City Council

On 1 November 1989, New Zealand local government authorities were reorganised. Palmerston North City boundaries were extended to include Ashhurst, Linton and Turitea, through amalgamation of parts of the former Kairanga County, Oroua County and Ashhurst Town Council. is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Ashhurst is a small town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealands North Island. ... Linton Army Camp is the Largest NZ Army base and is home to the 2nd Land Force Group Units based at Linton: HQ 2 Land Force Group 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Mechanised Infantry) Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron (49 NZLAV + 14 Support) 16 Field Regiment (Royal Regiment of...


Administration

The Council consists of a Mayor and 15 Councillors. The Council, its standing committees, and some sub-committees meet regularly for the purpose of decision-making. Its administrative functions are broken down into seven units; City Future, City Contact, City Corporate, City Enterprises, Community and Commercial Services, City Library and City Networks. Chief executive Paddy Clifford - due to start in October 2007 is responsible for ensuring the effective, efficient and economic management of all the Council’s activities. [6] A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the U.K. and its former colonies. ... The Palmerston North City Library is the main public library provided by the Palmerston North City Council for the residents of Palmerston North, New Zealand. ...


Location

The City Council is located in the Civic Administration Building and the Customer Service Centre building which are both on the Square.


Mayor

The current mayor is Jono Naylor, who himself was once a councillor representing Hokowhitu.


Elections for Mayor and local government occur nationwide every three years, with the next election to take place in 2010.


Ward structure

For electoral purposes, Palmerston North City is divided into 5 wards since Ashhurst and Fitzherbert wards have now amalgamated. Four of these are urban and one rural.

Wards of Palmerston North
Ward Name Suburbs including Number of Councillor(s) Councillors [7]
Ashhurst-Fitzherbert Ward Ashhurst, Whakarongo, Turitea, Linton, Massey University, Aokautere Two Cr B Wilson
Cr Anne Podd
Awapuni Ward Awapuni West, Awapuni North, Awapuni South Three Cr Annette Nixon
Cr P J Wheeler
Cr Pat Kelly
Hokowhitu Ward Hokowhitu East, Hokowhitu West, Hokowhitu Lagoon, Terrace End, part of Papaioea Three Cr Gordon Cruden
Cr Jim Jeffries
Cr Chris Teo-Sherrell
Papaioea Ward Milson, Roslyn, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North Hospital Area, Papaioea Four Cr John Hornblow Cr Lew Findlay
Cr Jan Barnett
Cr Ross Linklater
Takaro Ward Takaro, Highbury, Westbrook, Cloverlea Three Cr Michael Feyen
Cr Vaughn Dennison
Cr David Ireland

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Services

Palmerston North City Council provides services for rubbish collections, water management, environmental management (e.g. Parks and Reserves) and the general maintenance of the City. Recently the City Council has funded the upgrading of the Square and the Clocktower and has proposed new infrastructure for the city, such as a recreational lake in Aokautere, or a second bridge crossing to ease the traffic which travels over the Fitzherbert Bridge.


Sister cities

Palmerston North has three sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities NZ (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Notable personalities

Sport
  • Charles Munro, founder of rugby union in New Zealand, lived for a time in an area now part of Palmerston North
  • Craig Perks, International golfer
  • Jacob Oram, New Zealand Black Cap (cricket)
  • Steven Old, New Zealand All White (soccer)
  • Jason Eaton, All Black
  • David Kirk, All Black and CEO Fairfax Australia
  • Ross Taylor, New Zealand Black Cap and Central Districts batsman (cricket)
  • Moira Senior, Black Stick (Hockey)
  • Kayla Sharland, Black Stick (Hockey)
  • Emily Naylor, Black Stick (Hockey)
  • Tim Wilkinson, International golfer
  • Michael Mason, New Zealand Black Cap and Central Districts bowler
  • Kris Gemmell, International triathlete
Politics
Arts & Culture
Other

There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Craig William Perks (born January 6, 1967) is a professional golfer from New Zealand who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Jacob David Philip Oram (born 28 July 1978, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand) is a New Zealand cricketer. ... Steven Old is a New Zealand soccer player who plays as a defender. ... Jason John Eaton (born 21 August 1982 in Palmerston North, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ... David Edward Kirk (born 5 October 1961 in Wellington) is a former New Zealand rugby player best known for having been the captain of the All Blacks when they won the inaugural Rugby Union World Cup in 1987. ... Ross Luteru Taylor (born 8 March 1984 in Wellington, New Zealand) is a cricketer. ... Moira Anita Senior (born July 22, 1976 in New Plymouth, New Zealand) is a field hockey striker from New Zealand, who finished sixth with her national team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... Kayla Marie Sharland (born October 30, 1985 in Palmerston North) is a field hockey striker from New Zealand, who represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... Emily Naylor (born December 23, 1985 in Palmerston North) is a field hockey midfielder from New Zealand, who was selected to attend an Olympic Qualifying training camp in late 2003 after performing well for the New Zealand Under 18 Team. ... Michael James Mason (b. ... Gemmell wins 2006 Corner Brook Triathlon, Canada Kris Gemmell (born 28 April 1977 in Palmerston North) is a New Zealand triathlete, and aquathon World Champion winning the title in Cancún Mexico 2002. ... Simon James Power (born 1970) is a New Zealand politician. ... Lynne Pillay is a New Zealand politician. ... Steven (Steve) Maharey (born 3 February 1953) serves as New Zealands Minister of Education, Minister of Broadcasting, Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Minister for Crown Research Institutes and Minister responsible for the Education Review Office. ... Dr Ashraf Choudhary (born 15 February 1949) is a member of Parliament in New Zealand. ... Jacqueline Isobel (Jacqui) Dean is a New Zealand politician. ... Jill White is a former New Zealand politician. ... Metiria Turei (born 1970) is a member of Parliament for the Green Party of New Zealand. ... Anna Leese is a New Zealand born soprano opera singer. ... Billy TK (Billy Te Kahika) is a Māori guitarist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Biography Nigel Keay was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1955. ... Warwick Keay was born 13th June 1957 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. ... PNC is the stage name for popular New Zealand rapper Sam Hansen. ... Daniél David Telo (IPA pronunciation: [Tee-lo][1]) (born December 13, 1990) is a New Zealand R&B singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, fashion designer, and model. ... Judy Bailey Judy Bailey (born 1953) is a former news presenter for ONE News, the highest rated evening television news programme in New Zealand. ... Olaf Eric Wiig[1] is a New Zealander who is a freelance camera operator for CNN, Fox News Channel and Television New Zealand. ... Fred Hollows Frederick Cossom (Fred) Hollows, AC (April 9, 1929 – February 10, 1993) was an ophthalmologist who became known for his work in restoring eyesight for countless thousands of people in Australia and many other countries. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Census night provisional population counts for 1996, 2001 and 2006 (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (English). Retrieved on Aug 26, 2007.
  2. ^ Climate Data. NIWA. Retrieved on November 2, 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=1T27
  4. ^ http://www.pncc.govt.nz/City/AboutUs/AboutCity.htm City motto:"Young Heart, Easy Living"
  5. ^ Owen Hembry. "Freedom to fly its way into oblivion", New Zealand Herald, 7 September 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-23. 
  6. ^ Palmerston North City Council website: About Council
  7. ^ http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Council/MayorAndCouncillors.htm Mayor and Councillors - Palmerston North City Council

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