Milson, New Zealand

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Suburb of Palmerston North
Milson is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 40°19′S 175°36′E / 40.317°S 175.600°E / -40.317; 175.600Coordinates: 40°19′S 175°36′E / 40.317°S 175.600°E / -40.317; 175.600
Country New Zealand
Region Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Territorial authority Palmerston North
Ward Papaioea
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,208
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode 4414
Telephone 06

Milson is a suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. The suburb is located to the north of the city, beyond the North Island Main Trunk Rail.

Milson is mostly a residential suburb with a population of 5,208 (2001).[1] Milson is divided into a residential zone in the west and central and an industrial zone in the east.

Palmerston North Airport is in Milson.

Milson is served by Milson School and St Peter's College.

Parks and Reserves[edit]

  • Colquhoun Park
  • John F Kennedy Park -
  • Clearview Park
  • Apollo Park - has had part of its area dedicated to a butterfly park.
  • Kennedy Park
  • Paradise Park
  • Pinedale Reserve
  • Langley Reserve
  • Clearview Reserve
  • Jefferson Reserve
  • Mangaone Stream Esplanade Reserve

Street name themes[edit]

Milson is noted for its diverse range of street name themes: From former Presidents of the United States (Presidential, John F Kennedy, Washington, Madison, Jefferson) NASA and Space theme (Saturn, Apollo, Gemini, Delta, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter).

Main Streets[edit]

  • Milson Line - main portal from the north for incoming traffic from Feilding and vice versa.
  • John F Kennedy Drive - dual carriageway link from SH3 to the Milson Line roundabout (continues on as Airport Drive)
  • Fairs Road - alternative link from Rangitikei Line to airport (to McGregor Street)
  • McGregor Street - alternative access road to airport.
  • Airport Drive - dual carriageway link from the Milson Line roundabout to Railway Road roundabout

Local and Central Government representation[edit]

  • Milson is a part of the Papaioea Ward in the Palmerston North City Council. It shares this with other suburbs: Roslyn, Papaioea, Palmerston North Hospital Area, Kelvin Grove.
  • The former Mayor of Palmerston North City, Heather Tanguay, is from Milson. She was a city councillor representing the Papaioea ward for nine years before being elected Mayor.
  • Prior to 1996, Milson was part of the Manawatu electorate. This electorate included parts of Palmerston North, east of Ruahine Street as well as Linton Camp, Turitea, Aokautere and Kelvin Grove. However, due to the reformation of the electoral system from FPP to MMP, the electorate of Rangitikei's boundaries were redrawn to include Milson. In 2007, a boundary redrew transferred Milson from Rangitikei to Palmerston North.
  • Palmerston North, as at 2012, is represented by Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway.