Quest Palmerston North

1 Fitzherbert Avenue, cnr of The Square & Fitzherbert Ave - TSB Building, Palmerston North, 4410, Ne
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Te Reo

by craic

It's usually called Te Reo (the language) and it means Maori - Te Reo Maori.
Palmerston North's Maori name is Te Papa-i-oea. And I am trying to find out what that means. It is suprisingly hard to do.
This city is in the Manawatu and I have found out what that means. Manawa is heart and tu means stops. Thus - The heart stops. Obviously the heart stops with delight at the beauty of the landscape.
This is a quote from a website but I have seen different stories on other websites.
"The explorer who named the Manawatu River was named Hau. He was travelling down the coast from Taranaki following his wife Wairaka who had run off with her lover. By the time he reached the Manawatu Hau had crossed several rivers, but Hau was afraid he would not be able to get across this big, wide river and so he named the river Manawatu, meaning "heart standing still"."

This and that

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This may be a super flat - but I think it just means that the Supervisor lives here.

The trees have taken over and the little balustraded path can't be negotiated any more.

Palmy dubs itself The City Of Roses - as well as Student City. And there are plenty of roses here.

Palmy is so retro!

A busker in the Square. I stopped to listen for a while and he just kept playing American Pie over and over again in constant rotation.
I felt dizzy so he must have felt very dizzy.
I mentioned this to someone and he said - I have heard him play The Dock Of The Bay.

The Empire Hotel. Lovely old pub. Nice verandah upstairs for balmy days in Palmy.

Bog old Power Station. Part of the heritage trail.

I caught a glimpse of the workings inside.

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