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Palmerston North

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Palmerston North

is on the banks of the Manawatu River is one of the larger New Zealand cities, with the population of about 75.000.
It is a major commercial centre, servicing a large, farming area, with Massey University, an agricultural college and a number of primary industry research centres.
In 1864 the land of the town was bought by the government from the Maori owners and the European settlement began in 1866.
In the beginning it was isolated and the Manawatu River was the main access to Foxton and other destinations.
A railway line to Foxton in the 1870's and to Wellington in the 1880's was opened.
Palmerston North was named after Lord Palmerston, British Prime Minister and became a borough in 1877 and a city in 1930.

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