A large region with small towns and farming communities
- Rural, farming country in the middle
- Palmerston North 80,000 people
- Not far from Wellington and the Hawkes Bay
- Large university in Palmerston North
- Smaller hospitals
Right in the middle of our North Island, Palmerston North is the main centre, and supports a large university, and the regional rural population.
Further north and smaller towns dot the countryside that becomes hillier as you get to some of our amazing mountains, for hiking in summer and skiing in the winter. Travel West to Whanganui, steeped in Maori history and the mouth of the might Whanganui River. East gets you to the fertile lush Hawkes Bay