Welcome to Around Palmerston North

About 15km northeast of Palmerston North (aka 'Student City'), SH2 dips into Manawatu Gorge – one of the few places in NZ where a river flows across a mountain range. Māori named the gorge Te Apiti (the Narrow Passage), believing the big reddish rock near the centre of the gorge was its guardian spirit. The rock’s colour is said to change intensity when a prominent Rangitane tribe member dies or sheds blood. It... Read More

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