Life used to be abundant on the Kaikoura Canyon seabed - but not any longer.

Quake destroys canyon seabed 

8:48 AM  Massive amounts of mud have slipped into the Kaikoura Canyon, killing off seabed life.

Diver still missing

The Marlborough Coastguard has been helping to search for a missing diver in the Marlborough Sounds.

Police continued search on Sunday evening for diver missing in the Sounds.

Yeehaw, partner

Dogs herding ducks and people throwing gumboots. Only at the rodeo.

Fancy a swim?

It got a 'very poor' grade last year, but the Taylor River is 'swimmable' under new government guidelines.

'Metres from homes'

Neighbours used garden hoses to put out blaze in latest of suspicious Blenheim fires.

Streaker lights up charity match

Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.

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Fly spray triggers alarm

The Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to Mayfield School about 11.30am on Sunday.

Someone trying to get rid of flies in a Marlborough school triggered the fire alarm.

Gearing up for 21st Boss gig

This might be his 21st Springsteen gig, but it's not like he wears a white T-shirt, jeans and a bandana.

'Pricey' entry fees disappoint

Calves shot dead on farm


Renwick retain T20 title

Jason Campbell was a key figure in Renwick's Twenty20 final win on Friday.

 Renwick's grasp on the Marlborough second grade Twenty20 title remains strong.

Volleyball competition heats up

120516 Sports photo. ROBERT CHARLES/Fairfax NZ. NZ indoor volleyball representative, Maya Dickson.

Fairweathers, Uso and Bella's Team scored premier grade wins during the latest round of the Marlborough Volleyball's Fairweathers' Senior Summer League at Stadium 2000.

Stoke Nayland and Falcons still unbeaten

WTTU's Jack Aldridge in action during their eight-wicket loss to the Dolphis in Blenheim.

Easy wins in low-scoring day of premier club cricket.

Streaker lights up charity match

John Ryan of the town team takes a swing.

Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.

Rams do softball business after Nelson no-show

Denham Wisdom of Saints Rams lines up a pitch during the Intercity final at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

 Saints Rams are the 2016-17 Intercity softball champions, albeit in somewhat unusual circumstances.


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.


Third 'winter' for Kaikoura

Whale Watch is still running less than a quarter of the trips it would normally at this time of year.

Kaikoura businesses are desperate for an extension to the wage subsidy that has kept them afloat since the November earthquake.

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.

Your Marlborough

Eagles of golf

Marlborough Eagles Golfing Society of New Zealand members, from left, Gary Hildyard, John Anderson, Jack Fisher, Gordon ...

John has loved golf since the first day he played a round, 47-years-ago.

Family fun celebrated

Marlborough Family Violence Intervention Project member Carla Brownie invites Blenheim children to add their favourite ...

Children share their favourite family activities - guess which one appears most often?

Strings of success gallery video

Classical guitar player Joey Wegener, 13, achieved distinction in his grade 4 exam through Trinity College in Londo

 A musically talented teen and his tutor are celebrating after achieving top results in a music exam.

Finding beauty in chaos

A cottage garden gives the impression of disorder.

COLUMN: Seemingly disordered gardens are the best kind, writes Saturday Express gardening columnist Mandy Evans.

Battling mother nature on a bike

Marlborough cyclists Leatham Landon-Lane, left, Callum Saunders and Nick Blakiston endured a weather bomb during their ...

The optimism evaporated as they neared the Maungatapu Saddle and the clouds opened up again.

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