Cheltenham, New Zealand

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Cheltenham, Manawatu
Cheltenham Hotel
Cheltenham Hotel
Coordinates: 40°08′20″S 175°39′05″E / 40.13883°S 175.65139°E / -40.13883; 175.65139Coordinates: 40°08′20″S 175°39′05″E / 40.13883°S 175.65139°E / -40.13883; 175.65139
CountryNew Zealand
DistrictManawatu District
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Area code(s)06

Cheltenham is a township 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north-east of Feilding in the Manawatu District and Manawatū-Whanganui region in New Zealand's central North Island.

The settlement is named after Cheltenham in England, the home of one of the pioneer settlers, W. Mills.[1] The town was home to the Cheltenham Co-operative Dairy Company, established in 1893. In 1920 the company moved their factory to Makino in Feilding.

The area falls within the Rangitikei electorate. Cheltenham Public School, which opened in 1886, closed in 2016 after 130 years of operating.[2]


Hato Paora College, is a state-integrated boys' Catholic secondary school for Year 9 to 13 students,[3][4] with a roll of 111 as of March 2022.[5]


  1. ^ Reed, A. W.; Cryer, Max (2002). The Reed dictionary of New Zealand place names (2002 ed.). Auckland [N.Z.]: Reed. ISBN 0790007614. OCLC 49290681.
  2. ^ "Students grieve closure of 130-year-old Cheltenham School in Manawatu". Stuff. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Hato Paora College Official School Website".
  4. ^ "Hato Paora College Ministry of Education School Profile". Ministry of Education.
  5. ^ "Hato Paora College Education Review Office Report". Education Review Office. Archived from the original on 24 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.