Richard McNamara will be responsible for Tasman, Marlborough-Kaikoura, the West Coast, North Canterbury, Christchurch ...

Mac is the man

Marlborough's rural fire boss Richard McNamara has landed one of the top jobs in the new amalgamated fire service.

Two suspicious fires

Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade crews responded to two suspicious fires on Thursday night.

11:18 AM  Months on from a spate of suspicious fires in Blenheim, fire crews responded to two suspicious fires in one night.

Help for renters

Budget reacts to "crazy" city rents in Blenheim, but will landlords follow suit?

Board that kicked the hornet's nest

Angry mob warns health boss he'll get stung if he shifts district nurses away from hospital.

Waitohi decide not to play

The Waitohi Rugby Club has opted not to play their final Tasman Trophy division one fixture on Saturday.

Picton's new top dog

Police dog handler Richard Van Asch becomes new officer in charge of Marlborough port town.

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Quake checks near midpoint

A shortage of tradespeople to carry out earthquake repairs is a concern in the Marlborough region. (file photo)

10:55 AM  But settlements are lagging, while people affected worry about a shortage of tradies.

The church needs saving

The distinctive stonework church has been a lasting sight on the South Island's east coast. But it's in trouble.

The recycle of life

Whale-watching wonderland

Sport

Moulds nearing return

Tactix skipper Jess Moulds hasn't played since last August due to a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Tactix could receive a welcome boost from injured skipper in final rounds of season.

Waitohi decide not to play

Moutere goal kicker Junior Filipo, pictured in action against Kahurangi last Saturday, will be a key player if the ...

The Waitohi Rugby Club has opted not to play their final Tasman Trophy division one fixture on Saturday.

Sailing away

Fourth-placed Frostbite, ???Lime Burner???, with Mahurangi Regatta flagship and start boat, the Jane Gifford, astern.

The Queen Charlotte Yacht Club wrapped up a busy and successful season earlier this month.

Edwards continues cross-country streak

Bridie Edwards won the senior girls race at the Tasman secondary schools cross country championships on Wednesday.

Kalani Edwards and Bridie Edwards win senior titles at Tasman secondary schools cross country championships.

Junior tennis players face old rivals

Tennis ball and racquet, ASB Classic Tennis Tournament, Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, January 6, 2006. ...

Marlborough's junior tennis elite play Nelson for the Gardiner Trophy this weekend.

Opinion

Silver lining

Site of the 300-bed workers accommodation village in Ludstone Rd Kaikoura.

The new workers village on the outskirts of Kaikoura is a great boost for the local economy.

Wake up Marlborough

A view over Waitata Reach in Pelorus Sound where New Zealand King Salmon wants five new salmon farms.

The beautiful Marlborough Sounds is not an infinite sink for waste.

Our ferries could bite us in quake

Damage at the Interislander ferry terminal meant rail wagons could not be loaded onto the ferries for two weeks after ...

OPINION: The Cook Strait could be the only way to bring in vital supplies, but the docks will likely be broken for weeks.

Letters to the editor

The Bank of New Zealand branch in Picton will close permanently in two weeks with the bank to concentrate its services ...

Correspondents write about MPI and salmon farms, freedom campers, the closure of BNZ's Picton branch, policy and public projects.

Letters to the editor

A letter writer says Nelson Hospital's cafeteria needs to up its game.

Correspondents write about Marlborough's senior population, food at Nelson Hospital, Anzac Day thanks, salmon farms, and superannuation.

Business

Help for low-income renters

Finance Minister Steven Joyce holds up a copy of Budget 2017, which includes the Family Incomes Package.

Budget reacts to "crazy" city rents in Blenheim, but will landlords follow suit?

Grape marc's 'complete solution'

Leachate runoff and ponding from grape marc dump sites in Marlborough. (File photo)

This could be a turning point in how the wine industry deals with its waste.

Saint Clair wins big

Saint Clair Family Estate owners Judy and Neal Ibbotson. (File photo)

The family-owned wine company picked up a trophy for New World Producer of the Year.

Earl Hagaman dies

Hagaman with wife Lani after receiving his CNZM award in 2014.

The multi-millionaire businessman, who recently sued Labour leader Andrew Little, has died aged 92.

NZ's Great Barrier Reef

The Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust thinks something similar to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is ...

Conservationists with plans for their own marine park are looking across the ditch for inspiration.

Your Marlborough

The church needs saving

The future of St Oswald's Anglican Church, near Wharanui, has yet to be decided.

The distinctive stonework church has been a lasting sight on the South Island's east coast. But it's in trouble.

Whale-watching wonderland

The first humpback whale of the year was spotted in Akaroa Harbour last Monday, on its way up the east coast.

A decade-long survey of whales is finally over, meaning the "closest place they come to shore" is back in business.

Picton's new top dog

Richard Van Asch is the new top police officer for Picton.

Police dog handler Richard Van Asch becomes new officer in charge of Marlborough port town.

From front line to family fun

Deputy fire chief Tony Nolan with three of the Blenheim station's new trucks, which will be on show on Sunday.

The Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade is warming up the trucks and rolling out the welcome mat.

Act of kindness raises $20k

Carol Reardon with t-shirt her family sent for her birthday.

An off the cuff quirky comment and simple act of kindness kick started a fundraising campaign raising more than $20,000.

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