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Keen to have his own newspaper, Alexander McMinn, editor of the Rangitkei Advocate, established the Manawatu Standard in 1880 as a four page morning daily, the first daily in Palmerston North. The first issue, dated 29 November 1880, contained an editorial written by John Ballance.
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Also published as: Manawatu Daily Standard
Available online: 1 January 1883 - 31 December 1912 (5063 issues)