The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is creating a policy to help with patient identification after a series of ...

Dead or alive?

Patient called up to ask about the delay in their treatment - and found out they were off the wait list as hospital thought they were dead.

Born to be a farmer

Wairau Valley farmer Brian Powell used his knowledge to write a history of the area he grew up in.

Marlborough farmer Brian Powell spent a lifetime helping people.

Last call for Lifeline

Regional counselling service to close on Friday after 32 years in the community.

Facebook threat at 'low end of scale'

His offending was not as serious as cases involving explicit videos and images posted online, judge says.

Street name stalemate

Historians not pleased by business group's bid to rename Blenheim's Sinclair St.

Where are all the tradies?

"All you can do is poach from someone else and that doesn't fix the problem, it's robbing Peter to pay Paul."

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Where to when disaster strikes

Marlborough emergency services manager Brian Paton hopes Marlburians will have their say on a new emergency management plan.

6:13 PM  New tsunami maps show an existing meeting point would be at risk if a large tidal wave hit.

Trap happy 'amateurs' warned

6:30 PM  A predator-free group has called for people to follow the rules when laying traps as weka hurt in Picton.

Passenger threw bottles at car

'Jobbing writer' talks plays, biographies, novels

Sport

Peter takes gun club honours

clay target shooting

Despite unhelpful conditions for accurate marksmanship, some good scores were registered when the Marlborough Gun Club held their monthly shoot on Sunday.

Star prop out as Banks returns

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Highlanders' front row find of the year ruled out injured, but playmaker Marty Banks is back for the semis.

MacKenzie happy with underdog status

Sophie MacKenzie, right, and Julia Edward are well prepared and ready for the challenge of Rio.

 Sophie MacKenzie is used to having a target on her back. It comes with the territory when you are a double world champion.

Woods wins cycle race

02052016 news Photo:Piers Fuller/Wairarapa News. The Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial Championships in Masterton on May 1 . ...

Shaun Woods defied windy conditions and tough opposition to claim the Anderson Rosebowl when the fourth race in the winter cycling series was staged around the Ben Morven circuit, near Blenheim, on Saturday.

Cup contenders reduced to four

Blenheim Valley Masters midfielder Ian Allen prepares to head the ball clear during his side's Knockout Cup match with ...

Then there were four.

Opinion

Scallop closure essential

A temporary closure of the Southern Scallop Fishery area (SCA7) in the Marlborough Sounds is the best way to ensure the ...

COLUMN: The closure of the Marlborough Sounds scallop fishery is the only option, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

Wine awards can be relied on

Wine judge Jim Harre.

The independence of wine show judging processes give a solid indicator of quality to consumers.

SATIRE: Pikachu's diabetes scare

The Beaver.

SATIRE: Pokemon Go characters stuffing their faces with nothing but candy and stardust could bring the health system to its knees.

Have your say

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Local body decisions still have a significant impact on our lives.

Tele-scamming a twilight industry

Dodgy call centres are getting left behind in the con game.

SATIRE: Cold-calling scammers are going out of business as more Kiwis do away with land lines.

Business

Backpacker jobs probe welcomed

MBIE is trying to ensure that backpackers willing to swap their labour for accommodation are not taken advantage of.

Alleged abuse of work exchange schemes is being investigated by the MBIE.

Keeping it local

Each room in this 1903 villa was given a different personality by using of a different bold colour.

Interior designer and stylist Alex Fulton shares some local jewels popping up on her creative radar.

Pregnant ewes despite dry times

Maiden hogget pregnancy rates are up in Marlborough

Drought-hit Marlborough farmers record the best pregnancy rates for their ewe flocks in 20 years.

Backpackers doing jobs for a bed

Argentinian tourist Maria Arcos has worked in several New Zealand backpacker hostels in return for free accommodation.

The growing practice of trading a bed for menial work is under investigation.

Where are all the tradies?

Laser Electrical Blenheim managing director Brendon Adams says there is a nationwide shortage of skilled tradespeople.

"All you can do is poach from someone else and that doesn't fix the problem, it's robbing Peter to pay Paul."

Your Marlborough

Arts diary

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Musical production
Hairspray
Marlborough Colleges
Dress rehearsal
Claudia ...

Exhibitions, music, Marlborough Book Festival, movie night, theatre, jazz and more.

Kiwi DNA in farmer's blood

Wairau Valley farmer Brian Powell used his knowledge to write a history of the area he grew up in.

Marlborough farmer Brian Powell spent a lifetime helping people.

Dance video to capture identity

Becre8tive students danced in different locations around Marlborough.

"The Man in the Mirror" dance project challenges young people to change their community by changing themselves, its co-ordinator says. 

What's on

Hunter's managing director Jane Hunter, one of the sponsors of the Marlborough Book Festival 2016.

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

Lakeside dining

Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen manager Kylie Giles, outside the Rapaura Rd business.

The Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen opened last month, meet its new manager Kylie Giles.

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Hunter's managing director Jane Hunter, one of the sponsors of the Marlborough Book Festival 2016.

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

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Police are seeking information about a ute in a crash near Koromiko.

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