- Palmerston North is often just referred to as Palmy, just don't get confused with Palmerston in Otago!
- 40 km from the centre of Palmy is Mangatainoka, famous for the Tui brewery. Take a tour, have a taste, have lunch and have a look around their native bird park.
- When in Wanganui you must try the Durie elevator. It takes you up to the summit of Durie Hill and is one of only earthbound elevators in the world. (If you don't fancy the elevator, you can just climb the steps)
- In Maori, Levin is known as Taitoko. Notable people to have come from Levin include actress Rebecca Gibney and author Joy Cowley.
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