Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection

These images come from the back catalogue of negatives created by the Manawatu Evening Standard from 1956-1999. Negatives are continually being digitised and processed, so keep checking back to see what has been added to the online collection. Contact heritage@pncc.govt.nz with any questions about use or access.

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'Mum' Says Goodbye

'Mum' Says Goodbye

This photograph ran in the Manawatu Evening Standard on 2, April 1988 with the caption, "Two-year-old Christina Koot has a final cuddle with adoptive mother Bertha Zurcher." Bertha Zurcher worked in Wellington Hospital during World War Two. After the war's end, she became an almoner (medical social worker) in Palmerston North Hospital. After retirement, she began volunteering as a home-support worker with the Methodist Support Services, helping struggling families navigate difficult times. She died January 2 2014 at the age of 101. For more information, see Manawatu Evening Standard 28 September, 2005 (p2).

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April 1988
 
Keep our Forests Safe From Fire

Keep our Forests Safe From Fire

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 13 February 1958, page 4: "These five young men are part of the emergency crew of the New Zealand Forest Service who if a major outbreak occurs can be sent as far as Taumarunui in the north, Mokau on the West Coast, and Napier on the East Coast to subdue the blaze. Yesterday these men were given instruction in the use of fire-fighting apparatus at the Hokowhitu Lagoon by the forest ranger (Mr. D.B. Seagar). They are, from left to right, the ranger, Messrs. R. Coupe, N. Scott, G. Page and B. Gill."

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February 13, 1958
 
Married 75 Years Yesterday

Married 75 Years Yesterday

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 07 February 1958, page 8: "Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Prince were excited recipients of many congratulatory telegrams yesterday on the 75th anniversary of their wedding. Pride of place has been given to a message from Buckingham Palace conveying greetings from the Queen. Lord Cobham, the Governor-General, and Sir Matthew and Lady Oram also telegraphed felicitations. This venerable couple are quietly celebrating their anniversary, the highlight of the day being an uninterrupted view of the Queen Mother (who was visiting New Zealand at the time)"

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February 6, 1958
 
New Fumigation Station

New Fumigation Station

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 22 February 1958, page 11: "A trolley of imported foodstuffs being loaded into a 1000 cu. ft. cylinder at the new Wellington fumigation station. This consignment includes shelled walnuts from Italy and groundnuts from Africa. New Zealand's modern fumigation enable her to receive goods from countries with which she could not safely trade previously."

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February 22, 1958
 
General White Inspects Guard of Honour

General White Inspects Guard of Honour

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 15 May 1958, page 11: "A guard of honour was inspected at Ohakea yesterday after the arrival of the United States Army Commander in Chief in the Pacific, General I.D. White."

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May 15, 1958
 
"Trip to Australia" Young Farmers Club

"Trip to Australia" Young Farmers Club

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 04 November 1958: "These men are some of the finalists in the Young Farmers' Club competition to see who would win a trip to Australia. Left to right: B.R. Winter (Westmere), G.R. Harcombe (Wairarapa), P.G. Miller (Levin), C.J. Gray (Central Hawke's Bay), B.R. Smith (Cardiff), J.C. Culling (Pohangina), L.J, Shaw (Otane)."

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November 4, 1958
 
Farewell to First Public Relations Officer

Farewell to First Public Relations Officer

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 02 April 1958, page 11: "At his home yesterday, Palmerston North's first Public Relations Officer, Mr. E.G. Beckett, received a farewell presentation from members of the Public Relations Organization. Here the chairman, Mr. J.E. Greenslade, (left), makes the presentation to Mr. Beckett, who is shortly to take up a new position as Public Relations Officer in Christchurch."

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April 2, 1958
 
"Novel Means of Transport" - Flooding

"Novel Means of Transport" - Flooding

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 25 February 1958, page 7: "Novel means of transport were used to negotiate the flooded road into Tangimoana today. This picture shows an enterprising resident who came out of the township in a boat and the Manawatu County Council's grader which carried officials to and from the settlement."

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February 25, 1958
 
"Greeting a Distinguished Visitor" - at Ohakea

"Greeting a Distinguished Visitor" - at Ohakea

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 21 March 1958, page 6: "Posing on his arrival at Ohakea yesterday with the Chief of Air Staff (left), Air Vice Marshal C.E. Kay, Air Chief Marshal the Hon. Sir Ralph Cochrane is seen as he landed from the Royal Air Force Hastings which had brought him from Singapore. Right is Group Captain C.A. Turner, the Commanding Officer at Ohakea R.N.Z.A.F. Station."

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March 21, 1958
 
"Surveying the Head" - Bowling

"Surveying the Head" - Bowling

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 19 March 1958, page 5: "Three veterans studying the head during play in the Mitchell Shield tournament at the Northern green yesterday. From left they are: A. Vowell (Woodville), R. Moxton (Palmerston North) and F. Wood (Palmerston North)."

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March 19, 1958
 
Tulip Queen

Tulip Queen

This image ran in the Manawatu Evening Standard on August 24, 1987 with the caption, "Here she is! Palmerston North's Tulip Queen, 1987, is 20-year-old Chris Gerritsen. The Dutch beauty was one of five who competed for the title on Saturday night, in an annual event organised by the Palmerston North Dutch society. Alice Zentveld, 18, was runner-up.

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August 24, 1987
 
Looking to the Next Hurdle

Looking to the Next Hurdle

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 27 March 1958, page 14: "Various hurdling styles are portrayed in this shot of three competitors in the 80 yards hurdles at the recent Palmerston North Teachers' College athletic sports. Determination is the keynote as they stretch out over the first hurdle."

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March 27, 1958
 
Shooting Instructors Instructed

Shooting Instructors Instructed

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 09 April 1958, page 9: "Five of the 10 instructors who are being coached and advised by the Australian Mr. J.N. Thomas, pictured at the Palmerston North Gun Club's range at Kopane today. The group, from left, is Messrs. T. Wall (Palmerston North), Thomas R. Scott (Palmerston North), R. Craig (Ohingaiti), K. Handcock (Palmerston North) and B. Mills (Palmerston North)."

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April 9, 1958
 
"No Cars Passed this Point" - Flooding

"No Cars Passed this Point" - Flooding

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 25 February 1958, page 9: "No cars could pass this point, about one and a half miles from the Tangimoana township, and by 10 o'clock the water had reached a depth of 18 in. on the road. In the background is a Manawatu County Council grader which negotiated the flooded road to investigate the position of the township."

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February 25, 1958
 
Dominion Conference of Maori Welfare League Begins

Dominion Conference of Maori Welfare League Begins

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 28 April 1958, page 6: "Seen at the opening of the Dominion conference of the Maori Welfare League in Palmerston North today are a section of the delegates who were listening to the opening address given by the Prime Minister (Mr. Nash)."

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April 28, 1958
 
Nurses Graduate at Hospital

Nurses Graduate at Hospital

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 18 March 1958, page 12: "Seen after the graduation ceremony at the Palmerston North Hospital last evening are the 11 nurses who were presented with their State medals by the supervising matron (Mrs. W.S. Train). From left: back row, Nurses R.B. Green, J.T. Stevenson, C.M. Hargreaves, J.M. Baker, H.T. Ingram, and R.F. Walker; front row, Nurses P.M. Toohey, P.A. Lincoln, M.M. Casey, S.M. Rush, J.M. Johnston."

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March 18, 1958
 
"Strengthening Slack Muscles" - YWCA

"Strengthening Slack Muscles" - YWCA

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 17 April 1958: "Leading a group of women in the newly-introduced keep-fit exercises, which are accompanied by music, is Mrs. F.W. Keyes. This class was held in the Y.W.C.A and proved popular with women of all ages."

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April 17, 1958
 
"Steady Work on Sports Field" at PN Girl's High School

"Steady Work on Sports Field" at PN Girl's High School

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 09 May 1961 "Work is progressing steadily on the new sports field for the Palmerston North Girl's High School. Situated on the corner of Te Awe Awe Street and Fitzherbert Avenue, this sports field will provide more facilities for the pupils of the school. Today a large drain was being piped and covered in."

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Date
May 9, 1961
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