Tokomaru River at Horseshoe Bend Reserve
|• location||Tararua Range|
|Length||27 km (17 mi)|
The Tokomaru River is a river of the Manawatū-Whanganui Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It rises to the southeast of Shannon and initially flows northeast down a long valley in the Tararua Range before turning northwest to reach the edge of the Manawatū Plain near the town of Tokomaru. From here it turns southwest, reaching the Manawatū River 3 kilometres (2 mi) north of Shannon.
Manawatū-Whanganui is a region in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, whose main population centres are the cities of Palmerston North and Whanganui. It is administered by the Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Council, which operates under the name Horizons Regional Council.
Horowhenua District is a local government district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It forms part of the Manawatū-Whanganui region. Its name roughly means shaking or rippling earth.
The Manawatu District is a local government district in the Manawatū-Whanganui Region in the North Island of New Zealand.
The Manawatu Gorge runs for 6-9 km between the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges in the south part of the North Island of New Zealand, linking the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay regions. It lies to the northeast of Palmerston North. Its western end is near the small town of Ashhurst and its eastern end is close to the town of Woodville.
The Manawatu River, spelled Manawatū in New Zealand English, is a major river of the lower North Island of New Zealand.
Himatangi is a small settlement in the Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand's North Island. It is located at the junction of State Highways 1 and 56, 25 kilometres west of Palmerston North, and seven kilometres east of the coastal settlement of Himatangi Beach.
The Mangahao River is located in the North Island of New Zealand. The headwaters are in the Tararua Ranges. The river flows northeast feeds into the Manawatu River south of Woodville.
Kelvin Grove is a suburb of Palmerston North on New Zealand's North Island. It is bounded on the north by the North Island Main Trunk railway, Manawatu District and Milson, on the west by Palmerston North–Gisborne Line and Roslyn, the south by the Manawatu River, and the east by James Line and Whakarongo.
Ashhurst-Fitzherbert is a constituent ward of Palmerston North, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand. The ward is made up of the suburbs of Turitea, Massey University, Linton and Aokautere. Ashhurst-Fitzherbert is the largest ward in area in the city of Palmerston North.
The Oroua River is a river of the southwestern North Island of New Zealand.
The Mangatainoka River is a river that flows in the Tararua District of New Zealand's North Island. Its water considered so pure a well-known brewery was established there.
Tokomaru is a small town in the district of Horowhenua, in the southwestern North Island of New Zealand. It is located 18 kilometres southwest of Palmerston North, and a similar distance northeast of Shannon. The Tokomaru railway station on the North Island Main Trunk was open from 1885 to 1982.
The Ongarue River is a river of the Waikato and Manawatū-Whanganui regions of New Zealand's North Island. A major tributary of the Whanganui River, it flows west then south from its sources in the Hauhungaroa Range northwest of Lake Taupo, passing through the town of Taumarunui before reaching the Whanganui River.
State Highway 57 (SH 57) is a New Zealand state highway, linking State Highway 1 north of Ohau to State Highway 3 east of Ashhurst, via Levin, Shannon, Massey University and the southern suburbs of Palmerston North. The highway connects State Highway 1 traffic coming north from Wellington to the city of Palmerston North, and further to the Manawatu Gorge, allowing passage to the eastern side of the North Island and to the twin cities of Napier and Hastings. The highway is classified by the NZTA as a national strategic road.
The Mangaone River is a river of the Manawatū-Whanganui Region of New Zealand's North Island. Rising on the slopes of Mount Baker, it flows north and northeast to meet the Tiraumea River 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the settlement of Kaitawa.
The Mangapapa River is a river of the Manawatū-Whanganui Region of New Zealand's North Island. The river rises near the remote settlement of Mangapapa, northwest of Mangaweka. It flows westward through heavily-eroded hilly farmland to meet the Turakina River. There is a 12-metre (39 ft) waterfall on the lower reaches of the river.
The Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company was a private railway company that built, owned and operated the Wellington-Manawatu railway line between Thorndon in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and Longburn, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, between 1881 and 1908, when it was acquired by the New Zealand Government Railways. Its successful operation in private ownership was unusual for early railways in New Zealand.
The northern Tiraumea River is a river of the Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand's North Island. The river rises in the rough hill country of the Tararua District, just south of the settlement of Tiraumea. A tributary, Tiraumea Stream, drains the southern end of the Puketoi Range. The river flows west then north to reach the Manawatu River immediately above the highway and Rail bridges, 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of Woodville.
The Makerua Swamp is an area of the Opiki District of the Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand. In the early 20th century it was the location of flax mills that operated on the banks of the Manawatu River. Flax fibre, often known as New Zealand hemp, New Zealand flax or harekeke, but more correctly known as phormium tenax, was an important produce of New Zealand.
Moutoa is a rural community in the Horowhenua District and Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand's North Island, on the Manawatu River. It is located Foxton and State Highway 1 in the west, and Shannon and State Highway 57 in the west.
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