In 1926 Whanganui was the largest of these three lower North Island centres, but its hinterland had less scope for growth than the other two. Educational and defence institutions also fostered the growth of Palmerston North, while New Plymouth benefited from the oil and natural gas industries in Taranaki.
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Source: Statistics New Zealand
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