Foxton is a town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand. Geography Administration The region is comprised by all or parts of ten separate Districts. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The 2001 census population was 4617. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population It is located on the lower west cost of the North Island. The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. The town is in the Horowhenua district, 30 kilometres southwest of Palmerston North and 15 kilometres north of Levin. Wards of Horowhenua District Levin Ward Waiopehu Ward Miranui Ward Kere Kere Ward Much of the area was once an Palmerston North (Te Papa-i-oea is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. Notable people Michele A'Court (comedian Paul Beresford (British politician Jez Brown (radio/television The town is located close to the banks of the Manawatu River. NZ-Manawatu Rpng|thumb|right|200px|The Manawatu River system]]The Manawatu River is a major river of the southern North Island of New Zealand. The small coastal settlement of Foxton Beach is located six kilometres to the west, close to the river's mouth. Foxton Beach is a small settlement in the Horowhenua District of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand 's North Island.
Winter temperatures are generally in the low teens, with the high possibility of strong winds, while summer temperatures are normally around the mid twenties.
Foxton was named after Sir William Fox, and has a history of flax stripping, which was used to make rope, baskets and other tools. Sir William Fox, KCMG (1812 &ndash 23 June 1893) served as Premier of New Zealand on four occasions in the 19th century while New New Zealand flax describes common New Zealand perennial plants Phormium tenax and Phormium cookianum, known by the Māori names harakeke Other industries associated with the town have included clothing manufacture and sawmilling. There is now a large Dutch windmill, called deMolen, that makes stone-ground flour (pictured left). The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands A windmill is a machine that is powered by the energy of the wind Flour is a powder made of Cereal grains It is the key ingredient of Bread, which is a staple food in many countries and therefore the availability
Foxton is the oldest settlement in the southern Manawatu, although it was not always sited where it currently is. Location "The Manawatu" as it is usually called is located in the southwest of the island close to the river which shares its name The original site of the town was to the east, closer to the present town of Shannon in 1842. The town was moved to its present site in 1885. Year 1885 ( MDCCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In the early years of European settlement it was an important trading post and it was only with the advent of the Palmerston North-Wellington railway that Palmerston North began to overtake it as the most important centre in the Manawatu. Wellington (ˈwælɪŋtən is the Capital of New Zealand, the country's second largest urban area, the The central government originally intended for Foxton to be on the route of the main line from Wellington to Auckland via Palmerston North and a tramway linking Foxton and Palmerston North was upgraded into the Foxton Branch railway in the 1870s. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. Construction At the mouth of the Manawatu River, the settlement of Foxton was seen in the 1860s as a possible port for the Manawatu region Events and Trends Technology The invention of the prototype telephone by Alexander G However, due to government delays on extending the line further south, a group of Wellingtonian businessmen established the Wellington and Manawatu Railway (WMR) and built their line along a more direct route that bypassed Foxton. The Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company ( WMR or W&MR) was a private railway company that operated a line between Thorndon in Wellington, When this line opened in 1886, Foxton's status as a port slipped, and this position deteriorated further when the WMR was incorporated into the government's national rail network in 1908. Year 1886 ( MDCCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Rail transport in New Zealand consists of a network of gauge ( Cape gauge) Railway lines in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand Year 1908 ( MCMVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Shipping via Foxton ceased in 1942 and the railway closed in 1959. Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.