Formally known as "The City of Roses", now the "Knowledge City" due to size and amount of University / Polytech Institutes in the area, the biggest of which is MasseyUniversity.
Palmerston North is a vibrant youthful city with the active student population, nearby Linton Military Camp, and several knowledge organisations. Since 1930 the establishment of Educational and New Research Institutes has broadened the City’s economic base. The city hosts an impressive range of educational institutions. Local primary and secondary schools have a proud tradition of academic, sporting and cultural achievement. The home campus of Massey university provides an enormous number of courses and supports research in many fields. UCOL is the leading regional polytechnic in New Zealand. Other institutions such as International Pacific College and Te Wananga O Aotearoa also welcome students from around the region and around the world.
Extract from http://www.pncc.govt.nz/
Hometown of: DrewBroadley
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