The city is named in honour of Viscount Palmerson, a former British Prime minister. [citation needed] The opening of the nearby Longburn Freezing Works provided employment, while the Borough Council instigated more infrastructural schemes such as the sewerage system. Under the high estimate, Palmerston North would reach 100,000 sometime between 2028 and 2033, and 111,800 residents by 2043. Seven urban buses leave the terminal in Main Street East (in front of Palmerston North Courthouse) at least every half-hour. The city is relatively small and has a population of 412,500 residents, making it the second-largest city in New Zealand. Palmerston North History Overview. Palmerston North is New Zealands sixth largest city. Also here is the city's iSite, the Civic Building (seat of the City Council), the City Library, Square Edge and the commercial heart of Palmerston North's CBD. Palmerston North Hospital is the city's main public hospital, and is the seat of the MidCentral District Health Board. Colonel Wakefield heard of the potential that the Manawatu had for development and visited in 1840. Māori population There are Sikh gurdwara near the CBD and in Awapuni. 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. In 1967, city boundaries were again extended to include land in Aokautere, Kelvin Grove, Milson, Amberley (Westbrook) and Awapuni as part of future growth for the next 25 years. In 1930, the population reached the 20,000 threshold and Palmerston North was officially proclaimed a city, the 7th in New Zealand. Most radio stations are based outside the city, however some on the nationwide networks have studios in Palmerston North. Three wind farms are located on the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges bordering Palmerston North: Te Apiti windfarm, Tararua windfarm and Te Rere Hau Wind Farm. It was opened in 1897 to commemorate the 60th Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign, and includes a native bush reserve along the river bank, formal botanical gardens, playgrounds and the Café Esplanade, all connected with walking and bicycle tracks. The hospital required significant fundraising. For electoral and regional representation purposes, Palmerston North City makes up the Palmerston North constituency and is represented by 4 councillors: Palmerston North Constituency Councillors as at 2019 election: Palmerston North is covered by two general electorates and one Māori electorate. 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. There was a dispute at the time between rival iwi Ngāti Rangitāne and Ngāti Raukawa as to who has the right to sell. Most notable is Victoria Esplanade, a 26-hectare (64-acre) park located along the northern bank of the Manawatu River west of Fitzherbert Avenue. Access Manawatu 999AM is a local community station and Kia Ora FM is the local Iwi station. The west coast railway was built in 1886, linking the town to Wellington, and Palmerston North benefited from a booming pastoral farming industry. Palmerston North has a thriving musical scene with many national and international acts touring through the town, and many local acts performing regularly. In around 1878, a Māori contingent, including Te Awe Awe, gathered together to choose a Māori name for The Square. Palmerston North. The three farms together have a maximum output of 300 MW. Find out the number of people in New Zealand and in different areas of New Zealand. On average temperatures rise above 25 °C (77 °F) on 20 days of the year. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 11.0% of the population. From 1938, the First Labour government (1935–1949) initiated state housing programmes in West End (Savage Crescent precinct) and Roslyn. It is an educational centre of New Zealand and is known for its Massey University. Intercity's routes run south (to Wellington), north (towards Auckland, via Whanganui, Rotorua and Taupo, or Napier) and east (to Masterton) from the bus terminal in The Square, Palmerston North. There is an Islamic centre in West End, and an Islamic prayer centre at Massey University. [62] All local buses have racks for two cycles. In 1964, it becomes Massey University, an autonomous tertiary learning institution with the power to grant its own degrees. This page was last edited on 31 January 2021, at 18:55. 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. Elsewhere in the city are parks for sports like rugby, such as Coronation Park, Bill Brown Park and Colquhoun Park (also used for softball/baseball); and football: Skoglund Park (home of the Central Football Federation) and Celaeno Park. 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. A public meeting in 1873 ends with no clear decision on the name. Question: What is the population of Feilding? [51], The Palmerston North MED and Mawawatu Oroua EPB were dissolved in the late 1990s with the government electricity sector reforms. [64], Rebecca Oaten, the so-called 'Helmet Lady' who campaigned nationwide in the late 1980s for a New Zealand bicycle helmet law, is from Palmerston North. Before the 2016 election councillors were elected representing one of five city wards, but Palmerston North's electoral wards were abolished by the Local Government Commission in 2013. The city is home to more than 70 major educational and research institutions, including New Zealand's fastest expanding university, Massey University; the Massey University Sport and Recreation Institute at the Massey University campus, Turitea; Universal College of Learning (UCOL) and Linton Army Camp. They chose Te Marae o Hine, meaning "The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace". Reading the general electorate tables. In 1858, the Government began negotiations with local iwi to purchase land in Manawatu. New Zealand Population Density Map [35] The shopping centre underwent refurbishment and expansion between 2008 and 2010.[36]. [63], The cycle lane network has been criticised for a number of reasons. It was recognised in 2003 by the World Federation of Rose Societies as one of the finest rose gardens in the world.[40]. The current main transmitter was built in 1966. [41] The opening in 2019 included the opening of Palmerston North's second bridge, a 194-metre (636 ft) pedestrian bridge connecting the Holiday Park on Dittmer Drive to the track across the river. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun). The first sections were sold after. Around 18% of the population are aged 65 years or older. MidCentral DHB's population is around 180,000 people, and the majority live in Palmerston North City. Palmerston North is a city in the North Island of New Zealand.It is the seat of the Manawatū-Whanganui region. He reported his discovery on arrival back to Porirua. [29] Since the 2020 general election, the electorates have been held by Tangi Utikere of the Labour Party and Ian McKelvie of the National Party respectively. These theatres include, Top comics including John Clarke, Jon Bridges, Jeremy Corbett, Tom Scott all come from Palmerston North as do stage, television and film performers Paul Barrett, Shane Cortese, Kate Louise Elliott, Simon Ferry, Greg Johnson, Jeff Kingsford-Brown and Alison Quigan.[44]. For more information about Palmerston North City and Manawatū go to: Why Palmerston North - five reasons to study here If population growth rate would be same as in period … Retail stores (including the Plaza) and eateries line the road surrounding the park. Around 18% of the population are aged 65 years or older. The suburb is predominantly residential and at the 2013 Census it had a population of 5,601, an increase of 219 from 2006. [70], The airport is presently the operational base of the Massey University School of Aviation. Local groups include the Manawatu Sinfonia and Manawatu Youth Orchestra (MYO) who perform throughout the year. 2015: 5,027: Working Age Population (aged 15-64 years) (%) No Data Available: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Estimated Resident Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population - persons (no.) [20], In the ranges that flank the city there is often sustained wind, especially in spring. Many of New Zealand's best-known artists came from or live in Palmerston North. Large parts of Hokowhitu and Awapuni were underwater, with residents evacuating to higher ground (peaked at 5.8m). Companies with National Head Offices based in Palmerston North: Palmerston North has a number of facilities and attractions. [68] The airport has regular services to domestic destinations including Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Nelson and Wellington. One councillor seat is currently vacant, owing to deputy mayor Tangi Utikere resigning after being elected as an MP in the 2020 general election. 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]. [30], Although Palmerston North has 1.9% of the population of New Zealand, 2.5% of the nation's employees work in the city. As of November 2020, there are 10 independent councillors, two affiliated with the Green Party and two with Labour. [71] Palmerston North has economic strengths in research, especially in the bio-industry, defence, distribution and smart business sectors. Later in 1963, the railway station at Tremaine Avenue opens. [31], At the 2013 census, the largest employment industries for Palmerston North residents were health care and social assistance (4,686 people, 13.0%), education and training (4,473 people, 12.4%), retail trade (4,062 people, 11.2%), public administration and safety (3,636 people, 10.1%), and manufacturing (2,703 people, 7.5%).[32]. As of June 2018[update], the fibre roll-out in the city is 94 percent complete, with a 42.2 percent uptake rate. The list includes Rita Angus, John Bevan Ford, Shane Cotton, Paul Dibble, Pat Hanly, Brent Harris, Bob Jahnke, John Panting, Carl Sydow and Tim Wilson. [citation needed], The arrival of the railway in 1886 saw an increase in the speed of growth and the town was at the centre of a lucrative agricultural district. 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. Question: What is the population of Palmerston North? Palmerston North City boundaries were extended to include Ashhurst, Linton and Turitea through amalgamation of parts of the former Kairanga County, Oroua County and Ashhurst Town Council. [10] The settlement, named Palmerston to commemorate the recently deceased Prime Minister of Great Britain, was laid out according to Stewart's plan consisting of a series of wide and straight streets in a rectangular pattern. Murphy said the … [3], 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. The Hokowhitu Lagoon is also located nearby the Esplanade and is a popular site for recreational kayaking and canoeing. In the Anglican Communion, Palmerston North is under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Wellington, under Bishop Justin Duckworth. [56], The majority of Palmerston North's water supply is drawn from the Turitea Stream, in the Tararua Range south of the city. Find out what statistics the population of the country, city, district on All-populations.com. Most bicycle lanes in the city are marked out with parking spaces for motorist parking, making those lanes 'pointless' and raising the risk of motorists opening car doors into the path of passing bicyclists. [34] Glaxo had its beginnings in Bunnythorpe, now a part of Palmerston North. Palmerston North is considered "the student city" of New Zealand North Island. The table divides that electorate’s population by age range. Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. Palmerston North is widely known as a ‘student city’ and around 40% of its population either work at or attend the university and other educational institutions. The city is 140 km (87 mi) north of the capital, Wellington.Palmerston North is the country's seventh-largest city. Roslyn is also located 2.1 km SE from Palmerston North International Airport. Palmerston (population 2,599) is an unincorporated community in the south end of the town of Minto, in the north part of Wellington County, in Ontario, Canada Contents 1 History Downtown on Broadway combines retail and boutique shopping and Event Cinemas. There were 30,531 households. Until 1964, the railway ran through the city centre, with Palmerston North railway station in The Square. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are among visitors to Palmerston North. In the 2016 Census, there were 33,695 people in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3). 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. Linton Military Camp, Palmerston North Hospital, and the establishment of Massey University (in 1927) have reduced the dependence on farming since the early 20th century. The population of Palmerston North is estimated to have increased by 1,400 people in the last 12 months (an increase of 1.6%), reaching 88,700 as at 30 June 2018 (the New Zealand population increase was 1.9%). In addition to the electorate MPs, there is one list MP based in Palmerston North: Teanau Tuiono of the Green Party. The population of Palmerston North is approximately 80300 The Area of Palmerston North is roughly 326.00 km² (125.87 mi²) The Palmerston North is an city in the Region Manawatu-Wanganui of the Country New Zealand The suffix North was added in 1871 to distinguish the settlement from Palmerston in the South Island. MidCentral DHB Population. last known population is ≈ 83 500 (year 2015). This was 1.844% of total New Zealand population. 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. In 2017 the Council voted to create a Māori ward, but the decision was overturned by a city-wide referendum in May 2018.[27]. In 1872 a petition was launched to change the name of the settlement. Name. New Zealand's most populous city is Auckland, with a population of 1.5 million in its urban area. The Peter Black Conservatory is a large tropical greenhouse built in 1941 and refurbished in 2014. The Wildbase Recovery visitor centre and aviary for recovering wildlife opened in 2019 and is run in partnership with Massey University's Veterinary Hospital. We update these figures monthly. [55], Fibre to the premises is being deployed in Palmerston North as part of the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband programme. Area of Palmerston - North is 4.80 km², in this year population density was 951.88 p/km² . Contents: Population. 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. [13] By 1875 there were newspapers, a doctor and a post office.[10]. Year Palmerston - North Australia; Population & People: Estimated Resident Population - persons (no.) Close to the city is the largest electricity-generating series of wind farms in the southern hemisphere, with 286 turbines in the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges providing power for approximately 50,000 homes. The supply is supplemented by four artesian wells, at Papaioea Park, Takaro Park, Keith Street and Roberts Line.[57]. The foundation stone for the original All Saints Church was laid by Louisa Snelson on 29 September 1875. Geonames ID The geonames id for Palmerston North is 2185018. [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". A connection to the Wairarapa Line is at Woodville. As well as a recreational asset, He Ara Kotahi was designed to be a pedestrian and cycle commuter route between the city bridge and Massey University, to improve safety and relieve vehicle traffic volumes on the Fitzherbert Bridge. Today, Powerco continues to operate the local distribution network,[52] with electricity fed from two Transpower substations, at Bunnythorpe and at Linton. There were two private hospitals, Aorangi and Southern Cross. Roslyn has the second largest population of any area unit in Palmerston North. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. All-populations.com used data from the number of the population from official sources. Palmerston North also has one special character secondary school: Cornerstone Christian School, Palmerston North. Auckland is also on New Zealand's North Island, and is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The city council since 2012 has been beautifying the banks of the Manawatu River, opening up previously neglected areas into more accessible recreational parks and reserves. MidCentral DHB received $511.7 million in funding in 2018/19. Palmerston North is the country's eighth-largest urban area, with an urban population of 81,500 (June 2020). Palmerston North is also home to the Palmerston North Brass Band. Question: What is the population of Palmerston North? Palmerston North City offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city, surrounded by an outdoor enthusiasts dream. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2013-2015 (+1.22%/year), Palmerston North population in 2021 would be: 89 799*. The retail business was sold to Genesis Energy while the lines business became part of Powerco. The mall was originally developed by the Premier Drapery Company (PDC) department store and opened in 1986 as the PDC Plaza. MidCentral DHB Population. Palmerston - North. Motor traffic is often too fast, and there is no physical barrier between bicyclists and motorists. The city covers a land area of 395 square kilometres (98,000 acres). [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]. There’s no doubt about it, Palmy is a young person’s city. Originally part of the Papaioea clearing, The Square is a seven-hectare park of lawn, trees, lakes, fountains, and gardens in the centre of the city. We even let them ride the bus for free. Population. Hamilton Alternatives to Roading Study (HARTS). The Manawatu Youth Orchestra celebrated its 50th year in September 2011. He came on a whaling ship and explored possibly as far inland as the site of Woodville. The data for this record was last updated 2/24/15 . In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools. A large proportion of Palmerston North's population consists of students attending these institutions or the various Papaioea Campuses of Te Wananga o Aotearoa during the student year. It has a population of 178,820 people (2018/19 projection). The Palmerston North Municipal Electricity Department (MED) was formed in 1924 to supply the city with electricity. [16] The city was affected by World War I, with Awapuni Racecourse being used as an army training camp in 1914. Regent on Broadway Theatre is a 1393-seat multipurpose performing arts facility. Palmerston North, New Zealand is located at -40.35636 [latitude in decimal degrees], 175.61113 [longitude in decimal degrees] at an average elevation of 34 meters. 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. The Palmerston North community supports learning and enjoys an easy relationship with Massey's large student population. Near the current railway station, the North Island Main Trunk railway is joined by the Palmerston North - Gisborne Line, which runs through the Manawatu Gorge to Woodville and Hawke's Bay. Palmerston - North (701041041) Year Palmerston - North Australia; Population & People: Estimated Resident Population - persons (no.) Today, the name is often informally shortened to "Palmy".[7]. Go cards were replaced by Bee cards on 20 July 2020. Palmerston North city ; Tararua district ; The Otaki ward of the Kapiti coast district A high resolution Acrobat version of the map is also available. Palmerston North has a main public library with five branches and one mobile library. It is an educational centre of New Zealand and is known for its Massey University. The typical urban area elevation ranges between 20–40 metres (65–130 ft) above sea level. 19.2 percent of people in Palmerston North City were born overseas, compared with 25.2 percent for New Zealand as a whole. Adjacent to the Esplanade are the multi-sport playing fields of Ongley and Manawaroa Parks, the twin turf hockey fields and Fitzherbert Park, the premier cricket ground. View the data quality statement for Place of … It is a regional gateway to the central North Island region. The proportion of Palmerston North residents born overseas was 20.2%, compared with 27.1% nationally. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of February and May. Palmerston North. Freyberg Community Pool is an all-year indoor swimming pool complex located next to Freyberg High School in Roslyn. [66], Daily services run to the nearby towns of Linton, Ashhurst, Feilding (via Airport), Foxton, Levin and Marton.[67]. As such, it is an important distribution hub for the Central and lower North Island, with many freight distribution centres based here. New Zealand's local government elections occur simultaneously nationwide every three years, with the next election to take place in late 2019. This comprises 81,500 people in the Palmerston North urban area, 3,160 people in the Ashhurst urban area, and 5,740 people in the surrounding settlements and rural area. There are only two passenger trains run by KiwiRail: the weekday-only Capital Connection commuter train once a day to and from Wellington, and is a stop for the Northern Explorer to and from Auckland and Wellington. [65], Urban services are coordinated by Horizons Regional Council, through Masterton-based bus company, Tranzit. As of June 2018, the city had an urban population of 86,600.. Other websites It was the largest flood since 1902. The weekly community newspaper is the Guardian. The three most common age groups for the overseas born population of Palmerston North, in order, are 20-24 years (1,587), 40-44 years (1,098) closely followed by 25-29 years (1,086). In 2020 2021, the population of the city of Palmerston North, New Zealand is - 76 029 people. They established settlements at Awapuni and Whakarongo/Stoney Creek. This name reflected their hope all people of all races would live together in enduring peace. This existed until the abolition of the provinces later the same year. # : not based in Manawatu, however, home ground when playing in Manawatu. The Manawatu-Oroua Electric Power Board (EPB) supplied the surrounding rural areas. There are on average 200 rain-free days each year. Around 40 percent of our population is studying – be it full or part-time, and a third of our population is aged between 15 and 30. The Te Tai Hauaūru Māori electorate, held by Adrian Rurawhe of the Labour Party, covers Palmerston North. This was 0.351% of total New Zealand population.If population growth rate would be same as in period 2013-2015 (+1.78%/year), Feilding population in 2021 would be: 17 671*. Popular attractions include Te Manawa (a museum and art gallery that includes the New Zealand Rugby Museum),[8] and several performing arts venues. 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