We are really excited to announce that we have just signed an agreement with the National Library to make our local newspapers available on Papers Past to 1945.
The National Library and Fairfax have reached a new deal that will soon see an extension to the current editions of these two local papers already available online. By the end of June 2019, the Manawatu Standard will be fully searchable online up to the year 1945. By the end of June 2021, the Manawatu Daily Times will join it.
This is great news for anyone interested in our local history, and a great collaboration to ensure our local story is available to people where ever they are in the world.
It's a little while to wait while all the digitization work is completed, so why not check out the history of the Standard and the Times by exploring Manawatū Heritage online?