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All things Palmy (or almost Palmy) - that's what this page is about.  Keep an eye here for Palmy news and events and other cool things going down in the Manawatu!



I Love Palmy


Part One: George Street and Coleman Mall




I Love Palmy


Part Two:  Looking at the arts scene from the perspective of some of the city's most well known artistic talents.




Fun Stuff - Palmy & Beyond


Air New Zealand - Awarded 2010 Airline of the Year - Congrats to everyone on the team.  You guys make flying enjoyable and safe.  Thanks for helping us over the years make trips nationally and internationally.  Good on ya!





Starbucks Serving Up The Kiwi Flat White


Flat Whites being sold in Starbucks overseas!  That's right - our famous Flat White is being sold in Starbucks - GO NEW ZEALAND  Have a look here



Manawatu Standard News Headlines | Our Local Paper here in Palmy


Horizons Chairman Bruce Gordon Hits Out At His Own Council

11 Dec 2018

A regional council chairman has been criticised for failing to declare a perceived conflict of interest about the management of a lake, with one of his councillors describing herself as "anxious" at his stance.


Dudding Lake At Risk Of Being Dominated By Blue-green Algae

11 Dec 2018

Scientists say Dudding Lake in RangitÄ«kei may become one of New Zealand's most polluted lakes â€“ possibly in a few months â€“ if nothing is done. 


Stephen Berg And Prized Jimmy Hunter Jersey Receive Warm Welcome In Italy

11 Dec 2018

The New Zealand Rugby Museum's prized 1905 Jimmy Hunter All Blacks jersey proved a popular item among Italian rugby fans.


Hunterville Man Chases His Dream To A Food Cart On The Side Of State Highway

11 Dec 2018

A Hunterville man whose body could no longer endure the stress of physical labour has turned his teenage dream of opening a restaurant into a reality. 


Manawatū Gathers Up Its Most Successful Ambassadors

11 Dec 2018

Serial entrepreneur Linda Jenkinson grew up in Hiwinui in Manawatū and has made huge progress on her goal of world domination.




Manawatu Standard Sport Headlines


Health Boards Pay Up For Celebrity Endorsements

02 Dec 2018

District health boards have paid celebrities and sports franchises more than $500,000 to endorse their health communications during the last five years.


Tuatara Stars Also Egg Throwing World Record Holders

30 Nov 2018

It's no yoke, but the Auckland Tuatara boast a couple of world record holders in their ranks, in the little known sport of egg throwing.


Live: Mitre 10 Cup Week Eight - Southland V Bay Of Plenty

05 Oct 2018

Can Southland finally get a win? They're in with a chance against the out of form Bay of Plenty.


Live: Mitre 10 Cup Week Seven - Taranaki V North Harbour

14 Sep 2018

Taranaki challenge North Harbour in the Mitre 10 Cup.


Canterbury Go Top Of Mitre 10 Cup With Bonus Point Win Against Manawatū

06 Sep 2018

Reigning champions Canterbury have catapulted themselves to the top of the Mitre 10 Cup premiership, albeit for just 24 hours. 




Jets Basketball | Our Local NBL Team News


Plenty Of Drive For Jets' Guard Bristol

19 Jun 2014

If you love something it's worth doing, and that's what gets Manawatu Jets player Paul Bristol out of bed at 2.30am every day.


Jets Eye Three In A Row

07 Jun 2014

The Manawatu Jets were quickly into recovery mode last night after rolling the Otago Nuggets in the hopes of continuing their mid-season revival.


Horvath's Return Eases Burden

29 May 2014

No-one was happier to see the return of Nick Horvath than Arthur Trousdell.


Return Of The King Not Enough

24 May 2014

The return of king of the boards Nick Horvath couldn't stop the Manawatu Jets' playoff hopes taking another hit.


Jets Miss Out On The Buzzer

12 May 2014

An alleged bit of snooping by the Waikato Pistons has enraged the Manawatu Jets.




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