Sanson, New Zealand

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Sanson is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 40°13′13″S 175°25′27″E / 40.22028°S 175.42417°E / -40.22028; 175.42417Coordinates: 40°13′13″S 175°25′27″E / 40.22028°S 175.42417°E / -40.22028; 175.42417
Country New Zealand
Region Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Territorial authority Manawatu District
Named for Henry Sanson

Sanson is a small town in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. It is located just south of Bulls and the Rangitikei River, and west of the city of Palmerston North.

Two major roads of the New Zealand State Highway network meet in Sanson, State Highways 1 and 3. From 1885 until 1945, the Sanson Tramway provided a link with the national rail network, running south to meet the now-closed Foxton Branch in Himatangi.

At the front of the Sanson School is the Sanson Gate, a memorial to soldiers who died in World War I. It was unveiled on 31 August 1924 and lists the names of twelve deceased soldiers.[1]


  1. ^ "Sanson war memorial gate". NZ History.