Ghost no match for wind

New sculpture topples

Palmerston North’s newest sculpture, Ghost Tower, proved no match for today’s strong winds,.
Toppled Ghost Tower

Wild weather hits

Tramp Power is gradually being restored to Manawatu and Rangitikei, where about 9300 properties were without power earlier today.

Court behind schedule

Upgrades to keep conversations between criminal lawyers and their clients safe and confidential are nearly half a year behind schedule.

Cases closed

The popularity of internet downloads has claimed Palmerston North's largest independent video store.

Aim to take ashes 'home'

Zina Govaerts is trying to raise money to take her father's ashes to his beloved Netherlands.

Focus on heritage, quake buildings

Protecting heritage buildings that are also quake prone is a focus for the city council.

Fire, water bans lifted

flame Palmerston North City Council is lifting fire and water restrictions in time for Easter.

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

Once covered in ragwort, a Kiwitea farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Society breaks record for relay

Fire bomb thrown at house


Young drivers racing for charity

Quentin Hammond would normally balk at racing a car with pink wheels, but when it's to raise funds to help breast cancer patients, he's all for it.

Noble, Wynks on track for Glasgow

lawn bowls Manawatu bowlers Barry Wynks and Mark Noble likely to be named in the Commonwealth Games bowls team.

Night event will test elite

More than 400 orienteers converge on Manawatu for the New Zealand Federation championships from tomorrow.

More cars enter derby

Plucky Marist braced for test

old boys

Derby game in double-header mix

Derby day means the same even if there is a seeming imbalance between the two rivals, Feilding Yellows and the Feilding Old Boys-Oroua Stags.

New home for hotel

Grand Chancellor site Christchurch's tallest building pre-quake, the Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

Super Fund posts 19 per cent rise

The NZ Super Fund grew by $3 billion in the year to March 31, despite a flat return last month.

Air NZ escapes class action

One salmon farm appeal allowed


Strong debut for Genesis

Shares in Genesis Energy have traded as high as $1.83 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.

Sacking coaches isn't the Kiwi way

Emily Naylor Sacking coaches in the middle of a season is not the New Zealand way.

Laboured with minor matters

Every New Zealander who cares about this country's future would agree that a robust political opposition is key.

Investment in sculpture sound

Coalition fancies are pie in sky

Manawatu River pollution

River cleanup a work in progress

The improving condition of the Manawatu River is encouraging, but no one should pat themselves on the back just yet.

Modern twist to timeless classic

oliver Upcoming production of Oliver! at The Regent in Palmerston North looks to new innovation for modern, vibrant look.

One willing helper

Denise Arnold set up a trust that now helps keep 5000 Cambodian children in school.

A contrast in styles

Out to get their man

Ngatai Taepa

Expression of remembrance

Carly Thomas speaks to Ngatai Taepa, the artist entrusted with the weighty and honourable job of remembrance.

Advertising in the Manawatu Standard

To place an advertisement in the Manawatu Standard please contact our advertising department.

Subscribe to the Manawatu Standard

As a subscriber, not only will you save on the retail price, you'll also be eligible for special subscriber promotions, receive Subscriber Benefits emails packed with exclusive prizes and offers for subscribers and get free access to our digital edition.

Subscribe and receive an Antipodes gift for FREE!

Letters to the Editor

News tip

Got a news tip?

If you have a news tip or photographic idea for the Manawatu Standard we'd love to hear from you.

Property sold sign

Mangaohane Station sold

Mangaohane Station, off the Taihape-Napier Highway, has been sold for the first time since 1973.


Soldiers' ball

Ohingaiti Hall is hosting a soldiers' ball to honour those who served in past conflicts.


Breakfast at school

Feilding Intermediate principal Stu Trembath hopes students will take advantage of the offer.

Central Districts Field Days at Manfeild, Feilding.

$20k field days theft

Taupo man shocked to find $20,000 worth of boating gear stolen during the Central Districts Field Days.

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Opinion poll

What do you think about the lower speed tolerance police impose during holiday periods?

It's a good idea to keep roads safe during busy times

It should be imposed all year round

It's a revenue gathering exercise

Vote Result


Death Notices

View obituaries from around the region

Family Notices


View marriage and birth notices from around the region


Hot in the city

You will need sunnies this summer as the eye-popping fluoro is back!