Mum Casey Beech is using a wahakura for her 5 week old son, Hepetema Beech-Love.

Health board reviews safe sleep policy for infants

Messages about safe sleep particularly important for families who have been displaced by the recent earthquakes.

Crafar Crouch chuffed

John Crouch, left, and Norm Crafar have been in business together for 33 years.

Crafar Crouch wins prestigious award for three decades of work, all sparked by a schoolyard friendship.

Mum names quake lake video

What do you do when an earthquake creates a lake on your farm. Claim naming rights of course.

Kaikoura businesses seek help

More than 300 businesses are relying on subsidies to stay afloat post-quake.

Xmas convoy '1000 trucks a day'

The alternative route between Picton-Christchurch, which has already claimed one life, will be crowded with freight.

Happy with his ram

Chris Medlicott's pockets are $9000 deeper after he sold the highest priced ram at an auction.

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Easter trading's unlikely advocate

Oasis Family Church pastor Ross Banbury says it is time to allow stores to open on Easter Sunday.

12:35 PM  Pastor says God demands one rest day a week, so as long as you get that in lieu.

Power customers won't be taxed

12:24 PM  But they could still be left out of pocket if the lines companies are.

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Twenty20 pedigree comes through

Former Canadian international player Geoff Barnett top scored for Wairau Cavaliers on Friday evening.

Last season's Marlborough Twenty20 club cricket finalists, Wairau Valley and Wairau Cavaliers, asserted their dominance when the second round of the 2016-17 competition was played on Friday.

Confidence boost for United Youth

Alex Connor-McClean celebrates with Tasman United team-mates Thang Thang Vanuk and Van Roland Hlawn Ceu after scoring a ...

It may have taken seven rounds but Tasman United have finally unlocked their potential in the National Youth League, beating Eastern Suburbs 4-1.

Tasman end Toro with loss

New Zealand's Luke Toomey during his third round of two-under 70 in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Incheon, ...

 Tasman have lost to Southland in their final match at the Toro men's interprovincial golf tournament.

Globetrotting striker brings the crowd

Tasman United striker Nicolas Abot in action against Waitakere United at Trafalgar Park.

He's played professionally in five different countries and now Nicolas Abot has become an instant hit with the Tasman fans.

Godfrey new Canty Rugby boss

Hamish Riach, pictured, will be full-time chief executive of the Crusaders with Nathan Godfrey handling Canterbury Rugby ...

Phoenix's Nathan Godfrey named Canterbury Rugby CEO.


Finding a way forward

Kaikoura Cheese co-owner Sarah Jenkins at their Kaikoura factory.

 Flying to Kaikoura on the inaugural Sounds Air flight last week was something of a journey into the unknown.

Broken links and silver linings

The November 14 earthquake may spell the end of the line for the main trunk network north of Kaikoura.

EDITORIAL:Spanning the country from Cape Reinga to Bluff, State Highway 1 is New Zealand's most significant road.

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Stock Photo - pretty female college student sitting in a classroom full of students during ...

It's just as well the New Zealand Qualifications Authority is calling on independent experts to examine its exam setting processes.

Business after the quake

Wellington MP Grant Robertson.

The Government's quake relief fund for Wellington is welcome. Businesses trapped inside the cordons in the capital are as much victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake as the tourist operators in Kaikoura. Both are cut off from their customers by a natural disaster outside their control.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the co-located colleges and Marlborough Marine Future.


Kaikoura businesses seek help

Little Rock gift shop owner Colette Cargill said without the government subsidy, she would have had to tell her staff ...

More than 300 businesses are relying on subsidies to stay afloat post-quake.

Tourist tax proposed

Ideas for raising money for tourist facilities could benefit  visitor hot spots such as Lake Tekapo.

Bed and border levies are proposed to help pay for toilets, car parks and other tourist facilities

Restaurateur's barbershop philosophy

Eat Thai Restaurant owners Chatree Vongleelakorn, left, and Benjamas Srihorn inside their High St business.

"I've only got one chance to make an impression," says Eat Thai Restaurant owner.

Hotel had 'critical weaknesses'

Hurunui hotel publican Sean Madden said that when he took over the lease two months ago he was not aware of an ...

Drinkers were oblivious to the fact the hotel's front wall was so unstable an emergency tunnel was suggested.

'Many months,' not years for SH1

A section of State Highway 1, near Kekerengu, lies deserted following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Mending the "spine" of South Island roads will be hard, but won't take years, minister says.

Your Marlborough

Decorating delight

Helping spread Christmas cheer is Hospice Marlborough's fundraising and events co-ordinator Sandy Inwood with some of ...

Hospice Marlborough will help spread festive cheer as they open the doors on Christmas yet to come.

Gathering health

Plants like karamuramu, which is good for cleansing, are used in traditional Maori healing.

Just fossicking in the undergrowth was enough to kick start the whole body healing we were studying as part of an introduction to rongoa Maori.

What's on

Pre-Christmas Peek tour of Marlborough houses decorated for Christmas.

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

A cob cottage for all

Marlborough Museum chief executive Steve Austin in the historic Cob Cottage at Riverlands, outside Blenheim.

One of Marlborough's oldest buildings is set to become available for public use again.

Woven creations on display

Sue Cootes, of Spring Creek, with her Piu Piu Cape.

Raranga graduates exhibit woven creations at Omaka Marae.

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