5 hrs ago
Crash trio leave trail of mayhem
Three women suspected of leaving a suburban street in Palmerston North looking like a tornado had struck have been found by police and will probably face charges.
9 hrs ago
Discarded map returns to its roots
One day back in the 1960s, a young Manawatu Standard apprentice sat in the sunshine in Jersey Lane, behind the newspaper building, enjoying his lunch break.
Fri May 24, 2013
Four-hour wait to get stitched up
A Levin man is furious he was left for hours "bleeding like a stuck pig" because there were no ambulances or doctors available to treat him.
Killer's 'risky' actions
The man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in Palmerston North has had a rocky first few months of freedom, and has been slapped with a night-time curfew after some "risky behaviour". Carl Martinson was released from jail in August last year after serving 19 years for the murder of Donnell Marie Wood, 19, outside her Victoria ... (more)
Mayor wants ministry to review fluoridation stance
Amid calls for Palmerston North to dump fluoridation of the city's water, Mayor Jono Naylor wants the Ministry of Health to review its stance on the matter.
Police chase teen in stolen truck
A 15 year-old led police on a chase that lasted more than an hour around the lower North Island after stealing a Mainfreight truck in Pukerua Bay last night.
Dialect confusion leads to mistrial
Dialect difficulties and concerns about evidence being lost in translation mean the trial of former Palmerston North mayoralty candidate Arshad Chatha has fallen over.
Coldest night of the year - MetService
Last night was the coldest of the year in Manawatu but it is only the appetiser for the main course next week, says MetService.
Thu May 23, 2013
MS patients to lose free physio care
Physiotherapist Monica Husmin will not be funded to keep Multiple Sclerosis Central Districts members like Stewart Watson on his feet after next month.
Crane brought in to Council
A crane is parked outside the Palmerston North City Council building this morning to lift demolition material down from the top floor.
Malbas bar, offshoot look to July opening
The owners of Malbas have decided to split the defunct bar into two, creating a new sports bar for central Palmerston North.
Early bookworms emerge for bargains
A TO Z: Red cross volunteer co-ordinator Ann Atkinson, left, and acting president Elizabeth Ponter sort through some of the 60,000-plus books and other items at the charity's annual sale.
Manawatu Evening Standard
Vexatious litigant to pay $11k costs
Woodville's vexatious litigant James Reid's latest attempt to challenge a court ruling has been thrown out and he must pay more than $11,000 in court costs.
Wed May 22, 2013
Kiwis Spend Almost $2 Million on Tickets to Space
Kiwis have spent more than $1.8 million on space travel to embark on flights with the world's first commercial space service.
UCOL graduate exercises business know-how
A UCOL postgraduate student has started up a group-oriented community health initiative for overweight individuals in the Manawatu District.
Residential Growth Signaled For Whakarongo
Whakarongo has been identified by Palmerston North City Council as the preferred location for residential growth in the city - now Council is calling for formal submissions on Proposed Plan Change 6 that will rezone land at Whakarongo.
Sun May 19, 2013
Time for Palmy to let it go
Let's put behind us the shame of John Cleese and his "thoroughly bloody miserable time", and the pride at Jeremy Clarkson's assertion that if God had got it right then "Jesus would have been from Palmerston North". Let's forget about Lord Palmerston, the man who gave you that great name and let's move on.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Otago Daily Times
Gold fossicker stumbles on plane engine
Ben Lund with the radial engine he came across in Rough Creek, Mt Aspiring. Photo by Mark Price/Montage by Hayden Smith.
Thu May 16, 2013
Loose livestock cause havoc
Loose livestock have proven hazardous for motorists passing through Horowhenua overnight, after a horse led police on a highway chase and a driver came off best in a two cows-versus-car collision this morning.
Going to great depths
In the past year they have released an album, opened for international acts and won fans from as far away as Sweeden.