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Ashhurst-Fitzherbert is a constituent ward of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. The ward is made up of the suburbs of Turitea, Massey University, Linton and Aokautere. Ashhurst-Fitzherbert is the largest ward in area in the city of Palmerston North.

Wards of Palmerston North
Ward Name Suburbs including Councillor(s)
Ashhurst-Fitzherbert Ward Ashhurst, Whakarongo, Turitea, Linton, Massey University, Aokautere Two - Cr. Duncan McCann; Cr. Bruce Wilson.


Aside from the urban developments in Summerhill, Massey University and Aokautere (south of the Manawatu River) and the town of Ashhurst, Ashhurst-Fitzherbert Ward is mostly rural. Most of the ward is along the foothills of the Tararua Ranges. Ashhurst-Fitzherbert Ward is the gateway to Palmerston North, from the east, south east and south.

Because of the higher ground on the south bank of the Manawatu, there are views of the Ruahine Ranges and the northern parts of the city. On a clear day, it is possible to see Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Taranaki.[citation needed]

Educational Facilities[edit]


Business and other institutions[edit]

It is also the home of:

  • Fonterra
  • NZ Army (Linton Camp)
  • Turitea Dam and Water Treatment
  • New Zealand Pharmaceuticals (NZP) (Linton)