18 Jul 2013

Your Place - Ashhurst

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:18 pm on 18 July 2013

Originally known as Ruakawa, Ashhurst is a town near the confluence of two rivers at the western end of the Manawatu gorge. It serves a population of around 2,500 and is part of Palmerston North city, even though it's some 14 kilometres north. In the late 1800s the township was named for one of the original European land owners, Lord Henry Ashhurst.