Palmerston North

What is Palmerston North known for?

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. It is separated in the north from the southern end of the Ruahine Range by the Manawatu Gorge. Roads The only all-weather road right across the range is the "Pahiatua Track", which joins Palmerston North and Pahiatua and is much used when the Manawatu Gorge road is closed. thumb The ex-British Rail Mark 2 Capital Connection set on an excursion hauled by NZR Wab class W AB 794 (Image:WAB 794 train near Woodville, Derbyshire, England.jpg) in the North Island of New Zealand. New Zealand operates over 100 refurbished former Mark 2D, 2E, and 2F First Open and Tourist Standard Open carriages on its railway lines. Although New Zealand railway lines have a narrower rail gauge of

providing power

. Much of this land is within the city boundaries and these ranges have the reputation of providing the most consistent wind in the country. Close to the city is the largest electricity-generating wind farm in the southern hemisphere, with 158 turbines in the Tararua (Tararua Range) and Ruahine Ranges providing power for approximately 30,000 homes.

international acts

of restaurants, eateries and cafe bars per capita in New Zealand. There is a vast selection of ethnic food options including Thai, French, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Cambodian, Mongolian, Italian, Irish, American, Pacific rim and New Zealand cuisines. http: leisure dining dining-in-palmerston-north Music Palmerston North has a thriving musical scene with many national and international

acts touring through the town, and many local acts performing regularly. Local groups include the Manawatu Sinfonia and Manawatu Youth Orchestra (MYO) who perform throughout the year. The Manawatu Youth Orchestra celebrated its 50th year in September 2011. Both these groups rehearse at Square Edge. John Schwabe founded both these groups and conducted them until he retired at the end of 2011. The Manawatu Sinfonia no longer has a permanent conductor but relies on its music direction sub


improved in 2011. Rail thumb Platform at Palmerston North Railway Station (File:Palmerston North Train Station 8 August 2014.JPG) Palmerston North is an important passenger and freight stop on the North Island Main Trunk Railway. There are only two passenger trains run by KiwiRail: the weekday-only Capital Connection (Capital Connection (train)) commuter train once a day to and from Wellington, and is a stop for the Northern Explorer to and from Auckland and Wellington. Until 1964

. A connection to the Wairarapa Line is at Woodville (Woodville Railway Station, New Zealand). Media The major daily newspaper is the ''Manawatu Standard''. Weekly community newspapers include the Tribune and the Guardian. Most radio stations are based outside the city, however some on the nationwide networks have studios in Palmerston North. Local radio stations include More FM (formally "2XS") featuring the popular "Mike West in the Morning" breakfast show

Palmerston North City Council * Street Maps and Property Information '''Unofficial Portals''' * The Square Palmerston North portal * Palmerston North City Portal Category:Main urban areas in New Zealand (Category:Palmerston North) Category:University towns in New Zealand

traditional strength

, Hastings (Hastings, New Zealand) and Palmerston North were also won by Labour. As expected, Labour also won all four Māori (Māori people) seats, maintaining its traditional strength there. Nash's financial situation deteriorated, however, when the tailor's firm that he worked for (and was a shareholder of) declined. Nash and his family moved to Palmerston North where he became a salesman for a wool and cloth merchant. Later he established a tailoring company in New Plymouth along

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. Fenton grew up in a Palmerston North state house. ''The New Zealand Herald'' s (The New Zealand Herald) Kevin Taylor described Fenton as having the "most varied CV of any newcomer to Parliament", being active in the trade union movement. She held the offices of National Secretary of the Service & Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) (Service & Food Workers Union), and vice president of the Council of Trade Unions (New Zealand Council of Trade Unions). She

time record

Union Manawatu Turbos , winning 109-6. They led 38–6 at half time and scored 71 unanswered points in the second. Welshman Shane Williams scored five tries to help the Lions post their all-time record score in New Zealand, surpassing their 64–5 victory over Marlborough Nelson 46 years ago. Transport The town is located on State Highway 1 (State Highway 1 (New Zealand)) and the North Island Main Trunk Railway. Until 2011, the only direct commuter train to Wellington was the Capital Connection (Capital Connection (train)) from Palmerston North which leaves for Wellington in the morning and returns in the evening en route to Palmerston North. However in February 2011 the electric rail commuter service from Wellington was extended to the newly rebuilt Waikanae Railway Station. The new Matangi electric multiple units (NZR FP class) entered service on the Kapiti Line in 2011. Transport The town is located on State Highway 1 (State Highway 1 (New Zealand)) and the North Island Main Trunk Railway. Until 2011, the only direct commuter train to Wellington was the Capital Connection (Capital Connection (train)) from Palmerston North which leaves for Wellington in the morning and returns in the evening en route to Palmerston North. However in February 2011 the electric rail commuter service from Wellington was extended to the newly rebuilt Waikanae Railway Station. The new Matangi electric multiple units (NZR FP class) entered service on the Kapiti Line in 2011. '''Bulls''' is a small town near Palmerston North on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is in a thriving farming area in the Rangitikei District at the junction of State Highways 1 and 3 (New Zealand State Highway network) about 160 kilometres north of Wellington. In the 2001 census it had a population of 1755. '''Arena Manawatu''' is the current name of the 180,000 square metre publicly owned recreational complex just west of the Palmerston North city centre in the Manawatu-Wanganui (Manawatu-Wanganui Region) region of New Zealand. Manawatu '''92.2 MORE FM Manawatu''' is a local radio station based in the Hub Mall in central Palmerston North broadcasting across the Manawatu region. Before the MORE FM re-branding in 2005, this station was a very famous heritage station known as 2XS FM. Sanitarium has factories in a number of locations across Australia and New Zealand; some of these include Berkeley Vale (Berkeley Vale, New South Wales), Cooranbong (Cooranbong, New South Wales), Carmel, Perth (Carmel, Western Australia), Brisbane, Christchurch and Auckland. Weet-Bix was originally manufactured, from 1928, at 659 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt where until recently Sanitarium signage could still be seen. This factory predates the purchase of Weet-Bix by Sanitarium in 1930. A factory was operating in Palmerston North in New Zealand, but closed in the late 1990s. The Adelaide factory in Hackney (Hackney, South Australia) was closed down in October 2010. *University of Auckland – ''Craccum'' *Massey University, Palmerston North campus – ''Chaff (Chaff (newspaper))'' *Massey University, Albany (Albany, New Zealand) campus – ''Satellite'' '''Toops''' (part of ''Foodstuffs Wellington'') Member stores located in Napier (Napier, New Zealand), New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Ngauranga.

significant scale

. The town's population at the 2006 census was 1506. Further north, the plains provide the basis for the economy which drives the city of Palmerston North and the towns of Foxton (Foxton, New Zealand), Feilding (Feilding, New Zealand) and Bulls (Bulls, New Zealand), all of which rely on the agricultural dollar to an extent. European settlement of the Kapiti Coast only took place on a significant scale after the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR) opened its railway line from Wellington to Longburn, just south of Palmerston North. The line was opened in 1886, with the final spike driven in on the Kapiti Coast at Otaihanga. Paekakariki was quickly established as a significant steam locomotive depot due to the need to swap locomotives at the location; powerful, heavy locomotives were required to handle trains over the rugged section from Wellington to Paekakariki, while lighter, faster locomotives were more suited to the relatively flat terrtain north of Paekakariki. In 1908, the WMR was purchased by the New Zealand Railways Department, who incorporated the line into the North Island Main Trunk Railway. '''Otaki''' is a town in the Kapiti Coast District (Kapiti Coast (district), New Zealand) of the North Island of New Zealand, situated half way between the capital city Wellington, 70 kilometres to the southwest, and Palmerston North, 70 kilometres to the northeast. It marks the northernmost point of the Wellington Region (Wellington (region)). The town's population is 5600 (2001 Census). It is located on State Highway 1 (State Highway 1 (New Zealand)) and the North Island Main Trunk railway between Te Horo and Levin (Levin, New Zealand). Public transport Paraparaumu is located on the North Island Main Trunk Railway, on the Kapiti Line of Wellington's commuter railway network operated by Tranz Metro under the Metlink (Public transport in Wellington) brand. Electrified commuter services were extended to Waikanae on 20 February 2011, and additional stations have been proposed at Lindale (Lindale, New Zealand) and Raumati. EM (NZR EM class) and FP (NZR FP class) class electric multiple units operate the commuter trains. Beyond Paraparaumu, Tranz Scenic operates two diesel-hauled (diesel locomotive) long distance services: the Capital Connection between Palmerston North and Wellington, and the Overlander (Overlander (train)) between Auckland and Wellington. Both trains stop at Paraparaumu (Paraparaumu Railway Station). There are also feeder and local commuter bus services. State Highway 1 (State Highway 1 (New Zealand)) and the North Island Main Trunk railway both pass through Lindale. The railway line was formerly owned by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company, and construction of the line was completed when the ends from Wellington and Longburn (Palmerston North) met near Lindale in Otaihanga in 1886. There are proposals to extend the commuter train service, operated by Tranz Metro to a new station at Lindale, subject to Wellington Regional Council funding. - Palmerston North International Speedway Palmerston North 434 m. clay lime oval Super Saloons, Saloons, Superstocks, Stockcars, Ministocks, Street Stocks, Sprintcars, Minisprints, 'Boy Racers' - Priesthood Returning to Wellington, he served as assistant pastor and as Director of Studies at the Catholic Enquiry Centre. He left that post when he volunteered to serve as a missionary in Samoa (Western Samoa) (today the Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia), where he was parish priest for 5 years. He returned to New Zealand in 1963 and became parish priest at St. Patrick's in Palmerston North for two years. This was followed by four years as Director of the Catholic Enquiry Centre in Wellington. In 1971 he moved to Leulumoega, Samoa and returned to New Zealand in 1976 to the Holy Family Parish in Porirua East, one of the Archdiocese's most multi-cultural parishes. birth_date !--

professional life

in Australia since the late 1970s. He is a regular actor and writer on Australian TV. DATE OF BIRTH 29 July 1948 PLACE OF BIRTH Palmerston North, New Zealand DATE OF DEATH ---- '''Alan Gregg''' is a New Zealand musician, originally from Palmerston North, now based in London. Originally a keyboard player, Alan has mainly played Bass Guitar in his professional life. After moving to Auckland, New Zealand, Alan was a member of the Dribbling

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. In the 1980s, he was the Artistic Director of Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North and has been a senior educator at Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School. In 2000, he founded Playfair Ltd theatre company.

Palmerston North

'''Palmerston North''' ( ), commonly referred to by locals as Palmerston, or colloquially ''Palmy'', is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand.

The city is inland, located in the eastern Manawatu Plains, near the north bank of the Manawatu River. The city is north of the capital, Wellington.

The city covers an area of . The official limits of the city take in rural areas to the south, north-east, north-west and west of the main urban area, extending to the Tararua Ranges; including the town of Ashhurst at the mouth of the Manawatu Gorge, the villages of Bunnythorpe and Longburn in the north and west respectively. Included in the city limits are fertile agricultural areas.

Palmerston North is the country's seventh largest city and eighth (List of cities in New Zealand) largest urban area, with an urban population of

The city's location was once little more than a clearing in a forest and occupied by small communities of indigenous Māori, who called it Papaioea, believed to mean "How beautiful it is". PALMERSTON NORTH - 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand In the mid 19th century, it was discovered and settled by Europeans (mostly of British and Scandinavian origin). On foundation, the settlement was bestowed the name Palmerston, in honour of Viscount Palmerston (Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston), a former Prime Minister of Great Britain. The suffix "North" was added in 1871 by the Post Office to distinguish the settlement from Palmerston (Palmerston, New Zealand) in the South Island. The Māori transliteration of Palmerston North, is Pamutana (Nota). However, Te Papaioea is the preferred Māori name.

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