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Palmerston North City Photo Situated on the banks of the Manawatu River nestled at the foot of the impressive Tararua Mountain Range, a growing city of about 80,000, Palmerston North is unique.

The subdivision of Palmerston North began in 1866, with the most important stimulus to the growth of the town being the development of pastoral farming. As early European settlers cleared the native forest with axe and fire, a new vegetation of grasses and clovers provided the basis for cattle and sheep farming.

The city has been able to maintain a complementary relationship between the modern conveniences and technology of big city life, and the quality and ease of small town lifestyle, offering visitors and residents alike 'the best of both worlds'.

Latest Palmerston North News
Charles Monro to stand tall at rugby museum (Mon 18-Apr)
Manawatu is to have its very own sporting statue in a few months' time. Yes, while Eden Park is to have Michael Jones in bronze, the Melbourne Cricket Ground has Dennis Lillee and Suncorp in Brisbane ... | Read Full Story | Reader Comments
Fatal crash in Palmerston North (Wed 05-May)
The police serious crash unit is continuing its investigation after a man was killed and another seriously injured in a single vehicle crash in Palmerston North last night.
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Swindler 'beyond contempt' (Sat 17-Apr)
A Palmerston North detective has described the actions of the person who stole $3500 from an elderly woman, before embarking on a pokies and tobacco spending spree, as "beyond contempt". The 90-year-o... | Read Full Story | Reader Comments
People feel less safe in public spots (Sat 17-Apr)
Palmerston North people feel less safe in public places at night, even though violent crime in the city appears to have levelled off. A survey for Palmerston North City Council shows increasing dissat... | Read Full Story | Reader Comments
Woman arrested for robbery of taxi driver (Fri 16-Apr)
A woman will be appearing in court later today after a taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint....
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