The Manawatu Guardian is the dominant and most widely read community newspaper in the Manawatu region.

We have served our community for decades providing weekly coverage of what really matters.

We have grown substantially over the past three years and are heading in a promising direction. We are proud to offer a wide variety of news to our readers and hope to continue serving them for many years to come.

The Manawatu Guardian's chief reporter was awarded junior reporter of the year (community) for 2013. We often cover breaking news in the region for our larger papers and distribute our copy to more than 38,000 homes every Thursday.