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Te Whatu Ora | Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral
Te Whatu Ora - MidCentral stretches across the North Island of New Zealand from the west to the east coast and is distinguished by the Tararua and Ruahine ranges that traverse the centre of the district.
The district comprises the following territorial local authority districts: Horowhenua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua, and Kapiti Coast (The Otaki ward).
Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral
MidCentral offers an interesting lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools, tertiary institutions, a huge range of cafes, restaurants, bars, and a bunch of sports and leisure facilities.
Te Whatu Ora MidCentral stretches across the lower North Island of New Zealand from the west to the east coast. The majority of the MidCentral population lives in Palmerston North which is a major university city that serves as an important hub for travel to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures.
Horowhenua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua, and Kapiti Coast
MidCentral's multicultural workforce provides healthcare to people from all walks of life.
We are committed to supporting all New Zealanders to live longer, healthier lives. With state-of-the art facilities and advanced treatment equipment in our modern hospitals, we offer everything you need for a successful career—and life!
Here's a list of specialties offered in MidCentral, in alphabetical order.
Services A to P
|BreastScreen Coast to Coast|
|Disability Support Services|
|Māori Health Service|
|Mental Health & Addiction Services|
|Planned Care (Elective Services)|
|Primary health organisations and general practice|
Services R to Z
|Regional Cancer Treatment Service|
|Renal Specialist Care / Unit|
|Sexual Health Services|
|Support and Advocacy Services|
|Surgical and Anaesthetics|
|Te Whare Rapuora|
For short-term stays
- The Horizons Regional Council runs Connect buses, for passenger transport. Purchase a Bee card to travel on buses and download a bus timetable.
- InterCity buses also travel daily to Palmerston North.
- Taxis and Ubers also operate in Palmerston North and rental vehicles are available.
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Relocating to the Midcentral District
Need some help with settling in? Use our settlement booklet as a handy guide to refer back to any time so you can feel right at home in Aotearoa in no time.
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