A steam train travels between Picton and Christchurch. (File photo)

Train plan chugging along

Earthquake fails to derail plans to send cruise passengers loco.

Drive to reduce trucks

The number of heavy trucks passing through Kaikoura could be decreased through shipping long-haul freight by sea.

Since the quake, the roads around Kaikoura have become relatively quiet, and some residents like it.

Freedom campers to be watched

9:24 PM  His sole purpose: sniff out freedom campers.

Looting train a 'dumb decision'

After stealing from a trapped train, they decided to take everything back. But police were there.

Fin found in search for diver 

Search continues for diver missing in the outer Marlborough Sounds.

Dairy farmers ahead of waterway fencing

Marlborough had one of the smallest dairy herds in the country with 56 farms containing 21,000 cows.

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Pokie machine deception alleged

Mike O'Brien in 2007.

When authorities did not trust a key person, his influence was hidden, court told.

Motorcyclist injured after saddle crash

A motorcyclist has been taken to Nelson Hospital after coming off their bike on the Whangamoa Saddle.

Queen St pick-me-up?

Back in the driver's seat - illegally


Bruce scores ton to rescue CD

Batsman Tom Bruce scored a ton for Central Districts in their Plunket Shield match against Auckland on Monday.

Auckland are on top in the Plunket Shield after three days against CD.

2015 champions drop out of TRL

Tahunanui Tigers players celebrate winning their first ever TRL grand final in 2015.

The Stoke Cobras are returning to the Tasman Rugby League competition but another club is dropping out.

Touch and go as Garin miss the cut

Nelson College's Graham Urquhart breaks through the Marlborough Boys' College defence to score a try.

A thrilling finish to the Tasman secondary schools touch championships saw Garin College narrowly miss out on South Island qualification.

MGC volleyballers win in five

Imran Merchant of the Marlborough Boys' College B team, attempts to control the ball during his side's match with ...

The Marlborough Girls' College senior A volleyball team struck first blood in the battle to claim top seeding for the national schools champs.

Cotton showcases versatility

Bailey Cotton won the shot put with a throw of 15.39m.

Bailey Cotton captured a rare double on the second day of the Athletics Nelson Club Championships.


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.


Pokie machine deception alleged

Mike O'Brien in 2007.

When authorities did not trust a key person, his influence was hidden, court told.

Government extends quake help

Kaikoura businesses will continue to receive financial support as work continues on getting State Highway 1 access to ...

Quake-affected South Island areas will get more financial support, but wage subsidies for North Island businesses will end next week.

Queen St pick-me-up?

The refurbished building on the corner of Queen St and Arthur St.

A real estate agent is confident a refurbished building will help rejuvenate a quiet central Blenheim street.

Dairy farmers ahead of waterway fencing

Fencing off intensively farmed beef cattle from waterways is included in new government proposals to improve water ...

Marlborough had one of the smallest dairy herds in the country with 56 farms containing 21,000 cows.

Big change for rural posties

Picton rural delivery contractor Dennis Wye will have less mail to deliver on Saturday from April 1.

A small drop in income is on the cards for contractors when the Saturday rural post is dropped.

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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