The Square in Palmerston North may look different in 50 years.

What does our future hold?

The Manawatu Standard takes a look into the vibrant future of our region and city.

Roads still damaged

Work is still underway to fix Main Drain Rd that was damaged in the floods.

Stopbanks are rebuilt, paddocks drained, but roads still need fixing and rain is due.

A 'gentle little giant'

Toddler's service marked with party parents never got to throw for him.

Can the Canes finally do it?

OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.

Spanish crime drama riveting

REVIEW: Marshland a serious whodunnit movie set in the Spanish swamplands in the 1980s

In town for mammograms

A group of 60 Chatham Islands women have arrived in town for a girls' weekend, and all in the name of health.

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News

Rural burglaries could be linked

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Chainsaws and air-suppressors are high on rural thieve's shopping lists, police say.

Driving death penalty change appears unlikely

Minister will not say if penalty should be changed, despite judge saying it may be time for review.

More rain for flooded areas

Crashed pharmacy stays open

Sport

Fifa's Steve Bennett a football refereeing guru

FIFA referee instructor Steve Bennett was in Palmerston North this week during a nation-wide tour to work with referees and assessors.

Who knew so much work went into being a football referee?

Kia Ora's 40th celebrations

The Kia Ora Warriors Rugby League Club is in full swing for its 40th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

The Palmerston North Boys' high School first XI football team finished fourth at the Super 8.

Boys' High fourth in Super 8

The Palmerston North Boys' High School first XI had a gut-wrenching loss in the Super 8 semifinals at Gisborne this week.

Opinion

Unfit car an 'aggravating' factor

Gavel

OPINION: Three months in jail seems soft for teen who moved body, given the state of the car.

Happiness is a short commute

OPINION: Mike West shares his love of Manawatu and his mellow drive to work each day.

Manawatu business woman Suzie Johnson with husband Kiwi, setting up their Oosh shop.

What Manawatu means to me

OPINION: Oosh Shop founder Suzie Johnson lists 11 reasons why she loves the Manawatu.

Lifestyle

Farm passes wow test

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Recent Standard personalities

Memory Lane begins a look at our local Manawatu Standard news personalities, past and present.

Fantasy in Lights, Kowhai Park, Feilding.

Kowhai Park lights up again gallery

Feilding's Kowhai park will be lit by thousands of sparkling lights for the biannual Fantasy in Lights festival opening this weekend in time for the school holidays.

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