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Territorial Authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. There are 74 territorial authorities: 16 city councils, 57 district councils and the Chatham Islands Council. Five territorial authorities (Nelson City Council, Gisborne, Tasman and Marlborough District Councils and the Chatham... District Name Tararua
Population 17,900
Extent Norsewood to Eketahuna;

Pacific Ocean to Ruahine Ranges

The Tararua District lies near the south-east corner of For alternative meanings, see New Zealand (disambiguation). New Zealand is a country formed of two major islands and a number of Pacific Ocean. A common Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, popularly translated as Land of the Long White Cloud. New Zealand also maintains responsibility for the... New Zealand's The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. Several important cities are in The North Island, notably New Zealands largest city Auckland, and Wellington, the capital, located at the southern extremity of the island. Around 76% of New... North Island. Created in 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 7 - Akihito becomes Emperor of Japan following the death of Hirohito. The Heisei period begins January 8 - the Kegworth Air Disaster - A British Midland Boeing 737 crashes on approach to East Midlands Airport - 44 dead... 1989, it was named after the 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 east coast of the island between East Cape and Wellington. The ridge is at its most pronounced in the... Tararua Range, which forms much of its western boundary. Its population (2001) is 17,859, and it has an area of 4240 km2.


The district's northwest boundary runs along the top of the 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. The ridge is at its most pronounced in the... Ruahine Range; its south-east boundary is the The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. It encompasses a third of the Earths surface, having an area of 179.7 million km² (69.4 million sq... Pacific Ocean. The catchment of the The Manawatu River is a major river of the southern North Island of New Zealand. The river has its headwaters to the northwest of Norsewood in the Ruahine Ranges of southern Hawkes Bay. It flows initially eastward beofre turning southwest near Ormondville, flowing 40 kilometres before turning northwest near... Manawatu River generally defines the north and south extremities. The catchment is also the reason why the majority of the district is in the Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. Geography General The region is dominated and defined by two significant river catchments, Whanganui and Manawatu. The Whanganui River is the longest navigable river in New Zealand. The river was extremely important to... Manawatu-Wanganui Region, although traditionally many of the people of the district regard themselves as living in either Hawke's Bay (in the north) or the The Wairarapa is a district or subregion of New Zealand occupying the south-eastern corner of the North Island, east of Wellington and south-west of Hawke Bay. It is lightly populated, having several rural service towns, with Masterton being the largest. Boundaries The area contains parts of the local... Wairarapa (in the south).


While the majority of Tararua District is part of the Manawatu-Wanganui Region, a small triangle of rural land north of the Owahanga River in the southeast of the district is part of the Wellington Region. According to the 2001 Census this area, known as Mara, has about 12 residents.


The district's chief town is For the Danish defensive fortification, see Danevirke. Dannevirke (Danes work), is a rural service town in the southern Hawkes Bay area of New Zealand. It is the major town of the administrative district of Tararua, the easternmost of the districts in which the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council has... Dannevirke, settled by immigrants from Denmark (disambiguation). The Kingdom of Denmark is geographically the smallest Nordic country and is part of the European Union. It is located in Scandinavia, which is in northern Europe. Denmark borders the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, and consists of a peninsula attached to Northern Germany named Jutland (Jylland... Denmark in the Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. In the sense of the Common Era... 19th century. It is also the centre for a Community Board. Other towns (from south to north along the main valleys) include Eketahuna is a small rural service town, the most southerly in the Tararua District in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is sometimes considered to be in northern Wairarapa. The town is located at the foot of the Tararua Ranges which lie to the... Eketahuna and Pahiatua is a rural service town in the southeastern North Island of New Zealand. Pahiatua is 60 kilometres north of Masterton and 20 kilometres east of Palmerston North, and is usually regarded as being in the Wairarapa, although for local government purposes it is considered part of the Manawatu-Wanganui... Pahiatua, which have their own Community Boards, and Woodville is a small town in the southern North Island of New Zealand. It is located 75 kilometres nort of Masterton and 25 kilometres east of Palmerston North, and has a population of 1479 (2001 census). The town is located in the Tararua District of the Manawatu-Wanganui region, although... Woodville, Ormondville, and Norsewood is a small town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealands North Island. For some purposes it is considered part of Hawkes Bay. Its population is 330. The town is located 20 kilometres northeast of Dannevirke. As their names suggest, but towns were founded by Scandinavian... Norsewood. Near the coast are The small township of Pongaroa lies in The Wairarapa, in the southeast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 110 kilometres southwest of Hastings and a similar distance northeast of Wellington. The nearest town is Pahiatua, 25 kilometres to the west. Pongaroa has a population of about... Pongaroa, Herbertville, Akitio, and Alfredton.


When Europeans settled the area, it was almost entirely forested and was called "Forty-Mile Bush". Industrious clearance has made it a busy pastoral district, although the region close to the Pacific coast is still sparsely populated. The original name lives on in that of the local The National Provincial Championship (NPC) is New Zealands principal domestic rugby union competition. It is held annually, with 27 provincial unions competing in three divisions. The competition The National Provincial Championship is held annually. Rugby teams from 27 provincial unions compete in three divisions, 10 in Division One, 9... National Provincial Championship A Rugby match in the Stade de France Rugby union is a team sport that was (according to legend) developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. Two teams, each of 15 players have the task of outscoring the opposing team. Players clutch an ovoid... rugby team, Wairarapa-Bush.


Agriculture is the district's main industry. Other industries include textiles, food processing, and retailing. Commercial forestry is expected to become more improtant to the district's economy in the next few years.


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  • District Council website (http://www.tararuadc.govt.nz/)
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Tararua District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
The catchment is also the reason why the majority of the district is in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region, although traditionally many of the people of the district regard themselves as living in either Hawke's Bay (in the north) or Wairarapa (in the south).
The district's chief town is Dannevirke, settled by immigrants from Denmark in the 19th century.
While the majority of Tararua District is part of the Manawatu-Wanganui Region, a small triangle of rural land north of the Owahanga River in the southeast of the district is part of Wellington Region.
Tararua District Council (539 words)
Tararua District is a predominantly rural area especially suitable for sheep, cattle, and dairy farming.
The large size of the district (424,000 hectares) and the fact that there are several small urban areas included within it provide significant challenges in terms of service delivery.
Over a third of the workers in the district are employed in the agricultural industry.
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