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|Type||Daily (except Sunday) newspaper|
|Headquarters||Palmerston North, New Zealand|
The Manawatu Standard is the daily paper for the Manawatu region based in Palmerston North with satellites in Feilding and Marton. The Manawatu Standard has been recognised as one of the best in New Zealand being a finalist in the 2008 Qantas Media Award for best regional daily newspaper. It won the same category in 2007.
The company was first established on 29 November 1880. Since then, the paper has been operated by two other companies: it was purchased by Independent Newspapers Limited (INL) in the 1970s, and acquired by Fairfax Media (then John Fairfax Holdings) on 1 July 2003, when that company purchased INL.
The Manawatu Standard also owns:
Published weekly and distributed for free to all homes in Palmerston North, Ashhurst and Linton, as well as rural subscribers to the Manawatu Standard.
The Feilding Herald
Published twice weekly on Tuesday, in conjunction with the Rangitikei Mail, and on Thursdays as a standalone paper. Delivered to every home in the Manawatu District Council area.
The Rangitikei Mail
In conjunction with the Feilding Herald, this paper is published on Tuesdays and delivered to all houses in the Rangitikei district.
The Central Districts Farmer
Delivered on the first Friday of every month to all homes on rural delivery in the eight regions of the central and lower North Island.