In 1953, the boundaries would further extend to include Awapuni, which in the same year, was again flooded by the Manawatu River, along with Hokowhitu. [citation needed], Later the same year, the suffix North was added to distinguish the settlement of the same name in Otago. In 2012 these two private surgical hospitals merged and are now known as Crest Hospital. On 1 July 2012, Bunnythorpe, Longburn, part of the area around Kairanga and an area around Ashhurst were transferred from the Manawatū District to Palmerston North City.[17][18]. In 1963, Massey University College of Manawatu was formed by the amalgamation of the Massey Agricultural College with the Palmerston North University College. Palmerston North is served by four state highways: Palmerston North is perceived as being better for cycling than most New Zealand cities, with 2001 figures putting it a close second only to Blenheim in terms of bicycle modal share. Founded in 1868 by army troops stationed in the region, Palmerston North Brass Band technically pre-dates the city of Palmerston North. Palmerston North are in the 20-24 years age group. Statistical Area in Darwin. Apart from Palmerston Island, there are five other large islands on this atoll – North Island, Leicester, Primerose, Toms, and Cooks. The 2013 election also saw the single transferable vote (STV) system introduced, replacing first past the post (FPP). The high pressure transmission pipelines supplying the city are now owned and operated by First Gas, with Powerco owning and operating the medium and low pressure distribution pipelines within the city. [58] However, by 2006, cycling to work had almost halved in a decade to 5.4%[59] and the 2013 census found that, in the central city, only 6 cycled, but 690 travelled by motor vehicle.[60]. New Zealand's most populous city is Auckland, with a population of 1.5 million in its urban area. The Lido Aquatic Centre is Palmerston North's largest aquatic centre. The Peter Black Conservatory is a large tropical greenhouse built in 1941 and refurbished in 2014. The typical urban area elevation ranges between 20–40 metres (65–130 ft) above sea level. The Palmerston North City territorial authority has a population of 90,400 as of June 2020. The buses are assigned to loop routes servicing different parts of the city. Palmerston North Situated on the banks of the Manawatu River within the green hills of the area’s sheep and dairy district, Palmerston North is known as the “Student City” with half of the population below the age of 25. In 1872 a petition was launched to change the name of the settlement. Palmerston North City offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city, surrounded by an outdoor enthusiasts dream. The data for this record was last updated 2/24/15 . [68] The airport has regular services to domestic destinations including Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Nelson and Wellington. In 1846 Charles Hartley, another trader, heard from tangata whenua of a clearing in the Papaioea forest and he proceeded through the dense bush and forest and discovered it for Europeans.[10][6]. The tertiary education sector provides NZ$500 million a year to the local economy[31] and the education sector accounted for 11.3%[33] of the Palmerston North workforce in February 2006. The station was moved and the track diverted 2.5 km (2 mi) to the north by the Milson Deviation in 1959–1963; work on the deviation had started in 1926. Many of New Zealand's best-known artists came from or live in Palmerston North. Palmerston North City is located 140 kilometres north-east of Wellington and 546 kilometres south of Auckland, with a population of more than 81,000 residents. Palmerston North was one of the original nine towns and cities in New Zealand to be supplied with natural gas when the Kapuni gas field entered production in 1970 and a 260 km high pressure pipeline from Kapuni south to Wellington (including a 27 km lateral pipeline from Himatangi to supply Palmerston North) was completed. In 1976, the Manawatu and Oroua rivers flood, 24-hour rainfall records in Feilding and Palmerston North are exceeded and some residents from both locations are evacuated. From 1938, the First Labour government (1935–1949) initiated state housing programmes in West End (Savage Crescent precinct) and Roslyn. 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The resulting building was finished in 1979. There are indoor venues at Arena Manawatu where netball, basketball, volleyball and Badminton are played. The Manawatu River Pathway is great for family or beginners riders, as it is all flat to mildly contoured, with some limestone sections, as well as wide cement paths. Around 18% of the population are aged 65 years or older. There are many small independent galleries. Palmerston North is a cathedral city, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North. In 1890, this land was again set aside and would become in 1897, the Victoria Esplanade. Motor traffic is often too fast, and there is no physical barrier between bicyclists and motorists. [62] All local buses have racks for two cycles. [4], The city's location was once little more than a clearing in a forest and occupied by small communities of Māori, who called it Papa-i-Oea,[5] believed to mean "How beautiful it is". It is an educational centre of New Zealand and is known for its Massey University. Stewart returned in 1866 on behalf of the Wellington Provincial Council (under whose jurisdiction the new purchase fell) and made the original survey and subdivision in the Papaioea forest clearing. Link1. MidCentral DHB Population. Of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. [15] In the 1910s Palmerston North's growth was steady. [66], Daily services run to the nearby towns of Linton, Ashhurst, Feilding (via Airport), Foxton, Levin and Marton.[67]. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 11.0% of the population. [56], The majority of Palmerston North's water supply is drawn from the Turitea Stream, in the Tararua Range south of the city. Of the total population, 14,871 people (19.5%) were aged up to 15 years, 19,545 (25.6%) were 15 to 29, 30,873 (40.5%) were 30 to 64, and 10,947 (14.4%) were 65 or older. # : not based in Manawatu, however, home ground when playing in Manawatu. [30], Although Palmerston North has 1.9% of the population of New Zealand, 2.5% of the nation's employees work in the city. Although the land Palmerston North is situated on is bounded by the lofty Ruahine and Tararua ranges in the east and south respectively, the city has a predominantly flat appearance. [43] Youth space is free to all, and provides table-tennis, gaming consoles, musical instruments, library books, iPads, a kitchen, and other services. More than 80,000 people live in Palmerston North and a third of them are aged between 15 to 30 years. The population in 1911 about 10,991 (excluding Māori). The Palmerston North Courthouse in Main Street (east) is a combined District and High Court and serves the city and surrounding area. The Square contains the city's war memorial and a memorial dedicated to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, the Rangitāne chief instrumental in the sale of Palmerston North district to the government in 1865. The population figures shown in the graph are different than the total population figure quoted (75,800). In the 2016 Census, there were 33,695 people in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3). Palmerston North has economic strengths in research, especially in the bio-industry, defence, distribution and smart business sectors. The supply is supplemented by four artesian wells, at Papaioea Park, Takaro Park, Keith Street and Roberts Line.[57]. The occasional rise in elevation occurs further away from the river and is especially pronounced in the north and northeast, and also on the south side of the river. [69] Flights are currently served by Air New Zealand Link and Originair. There are also many other churches with denominations such as Adventist (Mosaic Community Church and Palmerston North Seventh Day Adventist Church), Apostolic, Assembly of God (AOG), Baptist, Brethren, Christian Scientist, Church of Christ, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Religious Society of Friends. There were 37,080 males and 39,156 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.95 males per female. Today, the name is often informally shortened to "Palmy".[7]. in Manawatu-Wanganui (North Island) Contents: Large Urban Area The population development of Palmerston North as well as related information and services (weather, Wikipedia, Google, images). Palmerston North also has one special character secondary school: Cornerstone Christian School, Palmerston North. Reading the general electorate tables. 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