A humpback whale calf was spotted in Cook Strait by DOC researchers

'Miracle' whale calf sighting

10:14 AM  A whale calf spotted in Cook Strait is only the second seen in NZ waters since 2010.

Watson fails drug tests

Scott Watson in the High Court in Christchurch. He was denied parole.

10:48 AM  Convicted murderer took drugs in jail and said to be at 'very high risk' of re-offending.

School hit by cuts

10:39 AM  Picton School decile change puts jobs and book scheme under threat.

Man sentenced for ramming police

10:29 AM  Nelson man who rammed police with son, drugs and a gun in his car avoids jail term.

Raw milkers sour with new rules

A Tuamarina couple sour that new regulations will increase their costs by thousands each year.

Makos call in reinforcements

10:37 AM  Tasman coaches call on players from club ranks for Makos Emerging Players squad.

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Texting adds to Youthline workload

Marlborough young people contacted telephone counselling service Youthline 8438 times last year.

10:18 AM  Youthline fielded more than 8000 queries from Marlborough young people last year. 

Newborn humpback in Cook Strait

9:58 AM  A newborn whale calf has been seen during a Cook Strait whale survey.

Cows milked during ban, says council

Historic graves to be restored

Sport

Acquiesce and Playwright excel

Acquiesce, seen here in race one of the series, won division one of race five in the NZ King Salmon Winter Series hosted by the Waikawa Boating Club on Sunday.

10:20 AM  A mix of wind strengths in the sounds on Sunday provided a challenge in race five of the NZ King Salmon Winter Series.

Joseph's win delights whanau

The Highlanders’ historic Super Rugby final victory brought joy to the MacDonald whanau in Marlborough.

Alex Ainley of the Highlanders takes the ball in the lineout  during the Super Rugby Final match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium.

Ainley keen to extend winning run with Tasman

11 min ago  Foundation player Alex Ainley sat back and watched as many of his Tasman Makos team-mates signed Super Rugby contracts.

Opinion
An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

Business

Perfect blend for new winery

Former Highfield Estate staffers, from left, Al Soper and Peter Coldwell have joined forces with TerraVin winemaker Gordon Ritchie, right.

Highfield Estate and TerraVin will retain individual brand styles after three staff members struck a deal to work together.

Yealands sale 'healthy and transparent'

Key players involved in the Yealands Wine Group sale to Marlborough Lines respond to concerns raised over the deal,

Churton Wines owners Mandy and Sam Weaver have put their organic vineyard on the market.

Pioneering organic vineyard for sale

A pioneering organic Marlborough vineyard in Waihopai Valley is on the market.

Your Marlborough

The best of friends

"Pippa" the dog at Marlborough's SPCA.

Over the past two weeks, Pippa, an 11-year old beardie cross and Sky Veevers have developed a mutual affection, one Sky is prepared to call love.

Book worm becomes award-winning writer

A Renwick student who reads five books a week is glowing after becoming a regional prize winner for her short story.

Oliver Mandeno, 11, left, contemplates his next move at a Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 holiday programme, while Bridie Walker, 7, Tegan Walker, 9, and Chelsea Mandeno, 9, prepare to make a move.

Plenty of holiday fun to be had

Thousands of children and teens will be out and about during the school holidays over the next two weeks.

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