Kaikoura's music fest catches on

Summer Sounds goes from strength to strength

The Kaikoura Summer Sounds music festival is all about the music, and not about posing, its organiser says.
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Choppers douse blaze

10:36am Helicopters with monsoon buckets were used to bring a forestry blaze caused by lightning under control near Port Underwood.

Winners and losers

Marlborough schools are in for a funding shakeup next year after the release of new decile ratings.

Stolen $150k boat found

A $150,000 boat stolen from a bach in Kaikoura has been found in Christchurch.

1300 homes without power

Switch fault causes power outage to 1300 homes in central Blenheim.

Accused 'helped troubled girls'

A Marlborough man facing multiple charges of rape provided young girls with a place to stay when they were in trouble, a court has heard.

Visit improves ties with China

Chinese consul-general Jin Zhijian met with Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman yesterday as part of his visit to the top of the South Island.

Second hand Sunday gets a repeat

The old adage "one person's trash is another person's treasure" holds true in Marlborough with another Second Hand Sunday being rolled out in March.

Grommet surgeries in Blenheim

Church window broken

Principal accepts Northland post

Bohally Intermediate School principal Andrew Read has stepped down from the top role to take on the top position at Northland's biggest primary school.

Lamb to lead rookies in Hawke Cup

A youthful Marlborough cricket team will begin their quest for the Hawke Cup when they meet arch-rivals Nelson in Blenheim tomorrow - and at the helm is a man who knows how to get the job done.

Bateman leads local drivers

Marlborough drivers made a solid start to the two race Marlborough-Nelson series when they finished first, third and fourth at the Phil Fiddymont Memorial Rallysprint in Wakefield on Sunday.

Marlborough fired up for clash

Catterick rides to BikeFit victory

Women's tri gaining speed

Over 300 women, aged between 10 and 77, will line up for the country's longest standing women's triathlon on Sunday.

Limited options for Little

The political pundits were given plenty to ponder when newly-elected Labour leader Andrew Little announced his frontbench lineup and parliamentary team rankings.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

UFB links electorate

Letters to the editor

No defending the indefensible

Volunteer firefighters have other jobs. It disrupts their lives and their work when they have to drop tools for a callout.

Pubs prepare for new limits

Blenheim pubs stocking breathalysers in preparation for lower drink driving limit, which will be nearly halved on Monday.

Stadium stands alone

Stadium 2000 is one of NZs busiest leisure centres, attracting 600,000 users last year.

Redwood Countdown to bring jobs

Realtors eye waterfront land

Support for gondola

Picton businesses are buzzing over plans for a multimillion-dollar gondola overlooking the Marlborough Sounds. | Gondola plan revived

Night of colour on the menu

Marlborough's public art space is gearing up for a night of fun and colour on Thursday, with a fun-filled fiesta fundraiser.

Soprano relishes challenge

Choral singers need to keep their backs straight, their tongues flat and project their voices forward.

Evening of murder

Places are still available for undercover detectives in a murder mystery drama event at TopHouse near St Arnaud, this weekend.

A rosy outlook

Maike van der Heide meets an avid Marlborough rosarian who knows a prize-winning rose when she sees one.

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