Kimbolton Road looking South-west

Feilding & District Information Centre

Feilding & District Information Centre was situated in this building till May 2017 (Manchester Square), after a brief stay with the Feilding Library they have now moved to the Feilding Railway Station in June 2017. About Feilding Welcome to friendly Feilding, voted NZ's Most Beautiful Town, where housing is affordable, the lifestyle is relaxed and friendly, no traffic lights, free parking while you shop with all the benefits of the city just 20kms away. Location Feilding is well placed geographically, just 2 hours drive from most of the southern half of the North Island including Hawkes Bay, Lake Taupo, Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu and Wellington (NZ's capital) providing a gateway to the South Island. The Manawatu District's location offers easy access to four seaports, seven airports, an airforce base and two large military bases. The Manawatu District covers an area of 2,780 square kilometres and is bounded by two rivers (the Rangitikei in the north and the Manawatu in the south), the Ruahine Ranges to the east and the Tasman Sea to the west. Our nearest city, Palmerston North (only 19kms from Feilding), has a population of over 75,000 providing extra employment opportunities and easy access to all the city facilities. History Named after Colonel William Feilding, (a Director for the Emigrants and Colonists Aid Corporation Ltd), Feilding as part of the Manchester Block was purchased from the Wellington Provincial Government with the first European immigrants arriving on the 22 January 1874. Free passage was given to 2000 emigrants with guaranteed work for `able bodied' men within ten miles of the settlement, clearing trees, building the Main Trunk railway line and farming. Many streets in Feilding and outlying settlements in the Manawatu are named after the Directors of the Corporation. Manchester Street and Square are after the Chairman, the Duke of Manchester, while Kimbolton Road is named after his Estate. The Earl of Denbigh is remembered on another square while Henry Ashhurst gave his name to an outlying township as did Arthur Halcombe.

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Feilding Business Awards

Feilding Business Awards

DescriptionThe Feilding Excellence in Business Awards has been running since the mid-1990s. Organised by Feilding Promotion, it focuses on customer service rath... Read More

 
Manchester Street Shops

Manchester Street Shops

1st Photograph showing: Marlows Coffee House Children's Wardrobe Early Days Mummies Cafe JD's Factory shop The Hair Company Smiths Pharmacy 2nd Photogra... Read More

 
Friendly Feilding Bus

Friendly Feilding Bus

One of the local buses Read More

 
Daybreaker Rally

Daybreaker Rally

Daybreaker Rally 1997, Start and Finish was in Manchester Square. Read More

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1997
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Christmas Parades

Christmas Parades

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Wab794 Steam Train First Excursion

Wab794 Steam Train First Excursion

The Wab's first trip was on the 31st of August 2003 through the Manwatu Gorge and back. The Feilding and District Steam Rail Society was formed with the inte... Read More

 
Balloons in Manchester Square

Balloons in Manchester Square

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Feilding Farmers Market

Feilding Farmers Market

Feilding Farmers Market is held every Friday morning from 8-2pm Read More

 
Town Crier Contest

Town Crier Contest

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Feilding Saleyards

Feilding Saleyards

The Sheep section of the Feilding saleyards, Manchester Street, Feilding Read More

 
Visique Feilding Optometrist

Visique Feilding Optometrist

Optometrist: Brian Gifford situated in Manchester Square, Feilding. For a period in the 1930'3 and 1940's, the top floor was a boarding house. Read More

 
Dominion Buildings

Dominion Buildings

Built 1908 Architectural style is Edwardian Free Classical The most significant tenant of the Dominion building was James S. Tingey, a chemist, town councillo... Read More

 
Carpet Court

Carpet Court

Situated on Macarthur Street. 2017 - Flooring Xtra Read More

 
Kowhai Park

Kowhai Park

Kowhai Park covers 10.2ha and is managed by the Council. It is one of the Manawatu District Council’s premier or “flagship” reserves and as such has many functi... Read More

 
Helen Spillard

Helen Spillard

Situated on the corner of Fergusson and Manchester Streets Read More

 
Feilding Hotel

Feilding Hotel

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Makino Aquatic Centre

Makino Aquatic Centre

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Makoura Lodge

Makoura Lodge

Makoura Lodge was established in 1998. The Lodge was built with as many local materials as possible. The Lodge features Macrocarpa timber, milled from the pr... Read More

 
Great Home Giveaway Promotion

Great Home Giveaway Promotion

Feilding's Great Home Giveaway - Shop local for your chance of a Lifetime - Promotion for some of Feilding Businesses - shop in one of the shops that are suppor... Read More

 
Order of St John

Order of St John

The old St John Building on Bowen Street. The new St John Building taken 2018 Read More

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