261115 news photo from facebook.  Waikakaho Fire, Marlborough

Firefighters in race against gales

11:26 AM  Fire crews and helicopters work from first light to contain raging forest fire ahead of forecast severe gales.

Restrictions looming

Irrigated agriculture accounts for about 70 per cent of all freshwater used.

11:39 AM  Renwick residents have been asked to cut their water use immediately

Ferry could go faster

Scientists to conduct wave testing as part of faster ferry application.

Colleges' wait could be over

Excitement builds ahead of Friday's mystery assembly.

Girlfriend justified in snooping

Her actions after finding explicit photograph "common enough actions of a suspicious partner".

Trustees elected

Jeremy MacLeod and Haysley MacDonald have been elected to Rangitane o Wairau Trust

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Privacy concerns prompt camera policy

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is developing a policy on filming and recording in hospitals.

The Nelson Marlborough DHB is developing a policy on using cameras in hospitals to protect patient and staff privacy.

Marlborough residents flee homes

Don Sutton watched his retirement go up in flames.

Injured bird takes free flight

Festival ditches boozy image


Storm continues to build

Eveline Van der Linden lofts a backhand return during her premier interclub doubles match at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre on Wednesday evening.

Under smoky skies, Marlborough Storm consolidated their second position in the Allan Scott premier interclub tennis competition on Wednesday.

Run chases peter out on T20 opening night

Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley batsman Matthew Stretch is bowled out as Guthrie Bowron Renwick wicket-keeper Luke Frankland reacts during senior Twenty20 club cricket on Wednesday night at Horton Park in Blenheim.

Grove Tavern Wairau and Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley kicked off their senior club Twenty20 campaigns with hard-earned wins at Horton Park in Blenheim on Wednesday evening and the teams look in for a closely contested competition.

McKenzie claims honours


Jeremy McKenzie claimed victory in the fourth race of the Bikefit Summer Night Series races on Tuesday.

Makos' stint highlight of coach Keane's career ... so far

Tasman head coach Kieran Keane joins up with the Chiefs after completing a successful seven years with the Makos.

Kieran Keane, the Tasman Makos' most successful coach, chats about his time in the top of the south.

A couple of Marlborough aces

Marlborough Ridge residents Rod and Di Lofthouse didn't have to go far from home to register their first hole in one.

A Fairhall couple who have been playing for just 12 years achieved the elusive feat in the same year.


Climate marchers stand for freedom

Marlborough woman Christine Smith is encouraging people to support the upcoming climate change march in Seymour Square, Blenheim on November 28.

OPINION: Climate Karanga member Penny Wardle talks about the need to take action in the face of slow decision making by world leaders around climate change.

Civic centre 'breeding mistrust among ratepayers'

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

Kaikoura MP Staurt Smith weighs-in on the ongoing Kaikoura civic centre building saga.

Great events help our community – and visitors – connect

Some of the thousands of people who attended the Stihl Shop Croad Garden Fete in early November take cover in the shade at Seymour Square in Blenheim.

COLUMN: We are perfectly placed here, right in the middle of New Zealand, to make the most of attracting visitors from other regions whether by road, ferry or on our excellent air services. What it does for our economy is hard to overstate.

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about climate change, the draft regional plan, taking offence and fireworks being 'insensitive'.

Letters to the editor

030712 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. 8 Letters were sent and received the next day.

- postal post letter letterbox mail envelopes

Correspondents write about Kent St in Picton, marine farming and moa.


Delegat opens office in China

Delegat Group sales operations supervisor Ming Xi, national sales manager Madeleine Ho, Auckland-based global brands and communications manager Jonas Steen, account manager Jay Hang, and business development manager Xixi Liu.

NZX-listed wine company Delegat Group hopes to increase its exports to China by opening an office in Shanghai.

Sunset scarf to lure Aussies

A model wears a scarf designed by Australian label We Are Handsome, which was inspired by a trip to Marlborough.

"They've really captured the layers of the sunset in the Sounds."

Fruit picking delayed

Blueberry harvest is on target at WindSong Organic Orchard in Marlborugh.

But fruit fans will not miss out on Marlborough stone fruit at Christmas.

Picton population doubles

The 311-metre long Explorer of the Seas rounds Karaka Point in the Marlborough Sounds heading into Shakespeare Bay.

A revamped megaliner, complete with surfing simulator and mini golf course, docks in Picton.

Rural areas on 'powder keg'

Rural fire fighters battle fire and high winds putting out a machinery fire in Southland

Farmers are warned the fire risk in rural areas remains high.

Your Marlborough

The Marlborough way

Marlborough Mountain Bike Club members Justin Kenwood, left, and Sarnim Dean.

Marlborough has always been fairly low on the mountain biking radar but there are some great tracks.

Helping children in need

Sisters Jennie Jonsson (pictured) and Nicky Woodill have just returned from a trip to India where they provided sewing machines and clothes to children's homes. They are now hoping to raise more money to purchase a van for one of the homes.

Sisters Nicky Woodill and Jennie Jonsson have returned from a trip to India where they made some lasting friendships and are now hoping to raise money to buy a van for a children's home.

Helen Mason's 'life-changing' prescription

Helen Mason has lost 36 kilograms since she got the green prescription.

Helen Mason says the green prescription handed to her by doctor at the start of the year saved her life. 

Aces for Kaikoura junior tennis

Oliver Burra of the Kaikoura Tennis Club in training for the South Island Primary Schools intermediate tennis championships.

Junior tennis in Kaikoura is going from strength to strength, with 36 children now registered this season.

Little blue All Blacks

This little, or little blue, penguin, is one of a number living at South Bay Kaikoura. The breeding season is under way and they are enjoying an improved living space.

Who would you rather adopt - Richie or Dan? Sonny Bill or Savea?

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