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Whether you're here to kick ass or kick back, life in Manawatū is flexible, affordable and liberating. There's no template to fit and no rat race to run, leaving you free to live life as you fancy.

LIVING IN MANAWATŪ

Manawatū is famous for its effortless blend of city and rural living; here you can choose your ideal lifestyle, from peaceful rural villages, to bustling townships, or city life. The region includes the charming towns of Feilding, Kimbolton, Āpiti, Himatangi Beach, Linton and Ashhurst to name a few, and at the centre of it all is the city of Palmerston North, the lively, multi-cultural heart of Manawatū.

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With a great pace of life that caters to a positive work-life balance, get the best of both worlds in Manawatū. Affordable homes, short commutes, safe and welcoming communities and a brilliant region for businesses – this is a fantastic place to call home.

Palmerston North

City living without the stress. A bustling city, Palmerston North offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city, with the freedom and space of a provincial centre. The community is diverse but close-knit, where newcomers are warmly welcomed.

Feilding

Charming rural town life, with a welcoming community, Feilding’s small town atmosphere greets you with red-bricked pavements, stunning flowerbeds and a warm elegance – it’s easy to see how why they’ve won the award for ‘New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Town’ no less than 16 times!

Rural and Coastal Living

If you’re after a more relaxed rural lifestyle or want to walk on the beach every morning, Manawatū is speckled with small towns and villages offering the lifestyle you want, while still being within easy reach of the city.

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