The bridge of the Mikhail Lermontov.

Quake shakes Soviet liner video

The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.

The stigma of residential care

Cathy Kiely, left, and partner Philip Sim with a picture of their son Jesse.

"Giving up your child", "the easy option", "cruel". Parents hit back saying their autistic son is in the best place possible.

Seals might die  

Electric fences trialled to keep seals away from roadworks - but they may not be enough.

What fishing park? video

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks are still on the cards.

Rain fails to halt play video

First it was dried out, now it's washed out. Lake bed cricket game shifts to prized bull paddock.

Eyes on prize, and post video

He's gunning for a world record, but he reckons he can beat the mail too.

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Good days, bad days and 'meltdowns'

The Sim family, from left, Cathy Kiely, her son Jesse Sim, and Philip Sim.

Mum sometimes cries and wonders "why me?". But then her autistic son Jesse brings a flower and says, "mum, love".

Boom in tank jobs

Tank manufacturer more than doubles workforce to get wine companies ready for harvest.

Enough space for grapes

Room for another high school?


CD bowling stocks wearing thin

Seth Rance will lead the bowling attack for Central Districts when they resume the Plunket Shield competition against ...

CD are back into action with the Plunket Shield this weekend.

Three-week break 'bad timing'

A three-week break is untimely for Tasman United's players but not for coach Davor Tavich, who is attending a 12-day ...

In-form Tasman United won't play against until March 12.

Hutchison, Batt claim cycling trophies

A group of riders make their way around the Ben Morven course during last Saturday's cycle racing. From left, Graham ...

A strong combined effort saw Dave Hutchison and Katie Batt claim the Anderson Rosebowl and Keighley Cup respectively at Cuddon Cycling Marlborough's event at Fairhall on Saturday afternoon.

Premier tennis finalists decided

Cameron Lyons, from the Forrest Marlborough Storm side, stretches out to make a wide return during his premier semifinal ...

Rapaura Drylands Matadors and Forrest Marlborough Storm booked their places in the final of the Allan Scott premier grade tennis competition, both teams winning their semi finals by the same scoreline on Wednesday evening.

Eyes on prize, and post video

Craig Harper makes his way over the Wairau River Bridge and into Blenheim.

He's gunning for a world record, but he reckons he can beat the mail too.


Keep the ban

16022017 News. Photo: Supplied. Jason Ruawai is chairman of PauaMAC3, the representative body for professional paua ...

OPINION: Keeping the shellfish and seaweed harvest ban in place is a good idea, writes commercial paua diver Jason Ruawai.

Letters to the editor

John Leader talk to an MPI staff member at MPI's Waikawa "drop-in" session about MPI's plans to relocate salmon farms in ...

Correspondents write about the MPI salmon farm relocation drop-in sessions, bank rates, Trump and the media, honorifics, tooth decay and 'the media'.

D-day for paua harvest ban decision

The extent of uplift created by the November 14 quake can be easily traced at Ward Beach.

OPINION: MPI should go ahead and extend the paua harvest ban along the east coast, say commercial paua divers.

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

OPINION: Ship Cove to Cathedral Square

Between the mountains and the sea - could a new cycle trail help invigorate Kaikoura and the top of the South?

OPINION: The Coastal Pacific Trail is one of the biggest tourism and economic opportunities of our generation.


Boom in tank jobs

Crown Sheetmetal finance manager Blair Cowan, left, and general manager Andrew Horton in the Marlborough workshop.

Tank manufacturer more than doubles workforce to get wine companies ready for harvest.

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

These guys know their onions

Supervisor Kitja Santanut oversees 19 workers from Thailand to harvest onion flower heads by hand in Marlborough.

A Marlborough onion grower's decision to use people, not machines, to harvest this year's crop is paying off.

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

Punters start to speak easy

Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant, in central Blenheim, has been a prominent part of central Blenheim for many years.

As national chains rule themselves out, is a Blenheim bar about to change hands?

Your Marlborough

Eyes on prize, and post video

Craig Harper makes his way over the Wairau River Bridge and into Blenheim.

He's gunning for a world record, but he reckons he can beat the mail too.

St John calls for help

St John Ambulance Service Picton volunteers Nine Scott, back, Trevor Faulkner, left, and Susan O'Rourke swing into action.

St John's ambulance urgently need more volunteers to help ensure the critical service can operate at full capacity.

A driving force

Pupils at Whitney Street School, from left, Charlotte Watty, 10, Donae Perkin, 10, Jack Livingstone, 6, Joseph Lyford, ...

Helping clear congestion around schools while encouraging children to be active are the driving forces behind a new council initiative.

In the right vein

Patient Services team leader Angela Bourke relies on the team to ensure every day runs smoothly.

Angela Bourge is a patient services supervisor and phlebotomist with Medlab South - she explains why there is more to the role than just taking blood samples.

Sowing the seeds of success

Gardener John Henson, 93, will be entering his first horticultural show with the orchids he cultivated over six years.

A talented gardener who discovered a passion for orchids late in life is hoping his first flower show goes well.

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