Palmerston North is the ‘capitol’ of the Manawatu. Palmerston is a town in the Sth Island that retained its normal status, after the north island Palmerston agreed to add north. Palmerston North has prospered, and Palmerston has languished in comparison.
In the early eighties Palmerston North adopted secondary and tertiary studies to the city’s economy and now the university is the Palmerston North’s foremost industry.
Palmerston North over the last two decades has continued to prosper, and a visit to the city boasts that success. The place oozes success and has benefited from progressive administrations.
Palmerston North has progressed with adept planning to be a series of wide and straight streets, laid out in a rectangular pattern, with the focal point being an open space subsequently known as The Square.
Whether it is at the airport, hospital, shopping centres or the town square all offers and presentations are first rate.
Palmerston North would be the fastest growing centre except for one key geographic factor; the weather. Palmerston North is a cold wind swept centre, and on most days of a calendar year the weather detracts from the fact the city is progressive.
The city has used many descriptions in advertising and promotion, including "Rose City" or "Student City" (referring to the city's many academic institutions). The current slogan, "Young Heart, Easy Living", indicates that Palmerston North is a city of young people and a place with attitude
Notwithstanding the weather Palmerston North is a proud progressive city.
The Palmerston North Museum is both modern and gives a great insight into the city’s history.
And the Anglican and Catholic Churches present cathedral appearances’. Both are magnificent structures. The Catholic Church is an absolutely beautiful traditional church building; and those adjectives do not give due deference to its presence.
When visiting, to enjoy and delight in ‘palmy’ allow a minimum of two days.