Supporting Families in Mental Illness Manawatu district 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.
MidCentral DHB’s district comprises the following territorial local authority districts:
- Horowhenua district
- Manawatu district
- Palmerston North city
- Tararua district
- The Otaki ward of the Kapiti coast district
Supporting Families in Mental Illness Manawatu's population is over 158,000 people, and the majority live in Palmerston North City. Around 14% of the population are aged 65 years or older. Maori make-up 17% of MidCentral DHB's population.