Manawatu River

Manawatu River

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Manawatu River is a major river of the southern North Island of New Zealand. The river has its headwaters to the northwest of Norsewood in the Ruahine Ranges of southern Hawke's Bay. It flows initially eastward before turning south-west near Ormondville, flowing 40 km before turning north-west near Woodville. At this point the river enters the Manawatu Gorge. Beyond the gorge it again turns south-west, flowing through the city of Palmerston North before entering the Tasman Sea at Foxton Beach. The river, along with the more northern Whanganui River, gives its name to the Manawatu-Wanganui region. The river's name comes from the M ori words manawa (heart, spirit) and t (stand still, or depressed), therefore heart standing still with fear, or depressed spirit. Haunui was in pursuit of his wife and arrived at this river clutching his chest when he named this river.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135768484
  • 9786135768480