Bulls is a busy highway junction between Wanganui, Palmerston Nth and the main north/south highway. A lot of traffic passes through Bulls.
Bulls is also a town that services an active and relatively prosperous rural community. That said Bulls’ as is the case with small rural communities that are close to ‘major’ cities struggles to keep up with the aspirational needs of the resident citizens.
The name of Bulls for this town comes from…..The town is named after James Bull, who founded the town and owned the first general store there. The town was originally called Bull Town, but this was changed to Clifton and then renamed back to Bulls at the urging of Sir William Fox, whose own name is cemented at Foxton.
Many of the aircrew from the nearby Royal New Zealand Air Force base at Ohakea lives in Bulls.
Bulls are a nice place and the traveler should take time to enjoy the ‘Bulls mania’. This nonsense gives Bulls a delightful and comical identity.