Two referees and a giraffe sample a lobster at Seafest 2015.

Seafest 'calm', aftermath 'disappointing'

Emergency services are impressed by the well-behaved thousands at a major festival in Kaikoura, but disappointed in revelers in town afterward.

'I would not be here without him'

Dave Armstrong manages Kaikoura Helicopters.

Rescue chopper pilot prosecuted after saving couple's lives while banned from flying.

Black Sticks, Argentina relish Blenheim battles

International hockey's long-awaited return to Marlborough a stunning success.

Church bell welcomes godwits

A Blenheim church is hoping to start an annual event by welcoming a migrating bird to Marlborough.

Arahura sold for scrap

The Arahura ferry has been sold to an overseas buyer and is destined for the scrap yard.

Wine sensory room to open at NMIT

New sensory room opening this week will make it easier to evaluate wine. 

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Wild winds battering NZ gallery video

A huge dust cloud forms on the Mackenzie Basin as a result of the wind.

8:00 AM  More gusts are coming in the wake of the severe gales that lashed parts of the country overnight.

Teen injured while skiing

A teenager has been flown to hospital after suffering a spinal injury in a skiing accident.

Hockey kids meet their heroes

Marlburians live a long, healthy life


National tournament proves challenging for MGC basketballers


Most of the results may not have gone the way they had hoped, but Marlborough Girls’ College senior A basketball coach Emily Stenhouse had plenty of praise for her team following the National Secondary School Championships last week.

Makos understudies edged by Wellington opponents


In an up-tempo match played at Endeavour Park in Picton, Tasman Development were beaten 36-33 by Wellington Development on Sunday afternoon.

Black Sticks, Argentina relish Blenheim battles

Black Sticks midfielder Anita Punt tries to find her way through a crowded Argentinian defence.

International hockey's long-awaited return to Marlborough was a stunning success.

Black Sticks beat Argentina 3-2

New Zealand’s Anita Punt is kept on her toes by the Argentinian defence during the second test of their series, on Sunday in Blenheim.

The Black Sticks beat Argentina in a women's hockey thriller in Blenheim.

Falcons open account with a win

Nelson Marlborough Falcons players from left; Josh Moffat, Kevin Obed, Dion Keetley and Josh Sansom celebrate Kevin Obed's goal against Heartland Wairarapa last season.

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons have made a winning start to the ASB Youth League football season.


SATIRE: Dads show sudden interest in hockey

The Beaver

Marlborough fathers are expected to make absolute fools of themselves this weekend as they drag their children to watch the Black Sticks Women’s team in Blenheim.

SATIRE: Marlborough Lines plans very merry Christmas

The Beaver

Marlborough Lines has decided to cancel its $50 rebate for power users this Christmas, and will instead hand deliver a bottle of wine to every customer in the region.

Regional policy statement on track

Trevor Hook chairman of the Marlborough District Council's regional planning and development committee.

OPINION: Local MP Stuart Smith has underlined the need for good processes for discussion and feedback on the planning framework for Marlborough.

Keep the ED free for those who really need it

Dr Rod Bird

A message you are likely to see on posters and advertising soon is "1, 2, 3, where should I be?"

Potential for Blenheim CBD to shine

Small green spaces dotted around urban spaces soften the wider concrete jungle but its important to make the spaces usable for the people and incorporating seating, cafes and businesses that can benefit from having such spaces on their doorstep.

Saturday Express landscape writer Christo Saggers talks about how having a vibrant and engaging town centre is key to its success.


Wine industry rising

Cloudy Bay Winery in Marlborough.

Leading New Zealand wine finds it own flavour after 30 years.

Work starts on town centre facelift

Blenheim Business Association member Michael Fitzpatrick at Bythell Place, which is getting redeveloped.

The revitalisation of central Blenheim got underway this week, with work starting at Bythell Place on Monday.

New head for Kono

New Kono head Rachel Taulelei.

An award-winning Wellington businesswoman appointed to head Wakatu Incorporation's food and beverage arm, Kono NZ.

South Korean wine market to open up

New Zealand Winegrowers CEO Philip Gregan.

Marlborough wine exporters will find it easier to move into the South Korean market after a bill was passed last week that brings the elimination of tariffs one step closer.

Bathurst forgave loan to CEO

Former Bathurst Resources chief executive Hamish Bohannan left the company in March. He had been with the company since 2008.

Bathurst Resources is refusing to give details of the settlement it reached with its former chief executive after revealing it wrote off $510,000 he owed the company.

Your Marlborough

Superstar Academy in full swing

Marlborough Cricket school holiday Programme. The programme started two years ago.

Keen young Marlborough cricketers are lining up to be a part of the newly rebranded Superstar Academy.

Whale carving in Picton makes a splash

A tree has been carved into a whale sculpture next to the Picton power house at Wairau Rd. From left, Heidi Rua Pita Rua, Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman and project manager Carey White.

The Picton PowerHouse has unveiled a whale carving crafted from an old tree.

Havelock teachers spring surprise

Havelock teachers from left, Tracey Wearing, Vicki Eden and Piers Throssell. Unbeknownst to Vicki, her colleagues are taking her skydiving.

Daredevil Havelock teachers Tracey Wearing and Piers Throssell are skydiving for a cause.

Rail and Sail on the home stretch

Kerry Johnson, left, Graham Low and James Price put the final touches on the Picton Rail and Sail train tracks.

Picton's beloved Rail and Sail train will be back up and chugging soon after the tracks underwent a restoration.

Blenheim youngster earns place in national brass band

From left, Sam Powell, 18, and Jonty Zydenbos, 13, were selected for NZ National Secondary Schools Brass band and will be travelling to Auckland next week.

A Blenheim student will be showing off his musical skills in Auckland after earning a spot in a national brass band.

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