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Takaro is a suburb and constituent ward of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.

Population, features[edit]

Takaro is located east of Highbury, west of Palmerston North Hospital Area and north of the CBD. It had a resident population of 5,340 (2001)[1]. This was the largest population base concentrated in one suburb in Palmerston North.

Takaro Bowling Club and Takaro Tennis Club provide some leisure relief here.

The Masonic Court is in Takaro.

There are two schools in Takaro, Central Normal School and Our Lady of Lourdes School.

Street themes[edit]

Takaro has many themes:

  • British place names (Birmingham, Liverpool, Montrose, Glasgow, Gloucester, Manchester, Exeter)
  • Politicians (Seddon, Hobson)
  • Councillors (Wood)

Parks and Reserves[edit]

  • Takaro Park
  • Kawau Stream Reserve
  • Clausen Reserve
  • Gloucester Reserve

Main streets[edit]

  • Main Street West
  • Tremaine Avenue
  • Cuba Street
  • Bryant Street
  • Lyndhurst Street
  • Seddon Street
  • Chelwood Street
  • Pascal Street
  • Featherston Street

Local and Central Government representation[edit]

  • Takaro is a part of the Takaro Ward in the Palmerston North City Council. It shares this with other suburbs: Cloverlea, Highbury, Westbrook.
  • Palmerston North (as at 2009) is represented by New Zealand Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway

Takaro Ward[edit]

Takaro Ward is located in the NW of Palmerston North City. The boundaries of the ward are generally considered to be Rangitikei Street in the E, and just before Cloverlea Road in the W. To the S, Pioneer Highway and to the N, the N.I.M.T.

Wards of Palmerston North
Ward Name Suburbs including Councillor(s)
Takaro Ward Takaro, Highbury, Westbrook, Cloverlea, NW part of Palmerston North Central Three - Cr. Michael Feyen; Cr. Vaughn Dennison; Cr. David Ireland[2]