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 spectacular 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.
- Tiritea Primary School
- Aokautere School
- Linton Camp School
- Linton Country School
Business and other institutions
It is also the home of:
- NZ Army (Linton Camp)
- Turitea Dam and Water Treatment
- New Zealand Pharmaceuticals (NZP) (Linton)