Marlborough sprinter Lucy Sheat wins the New Zealand secondary schools 100 metres title in Auckland.

Sprinter Sheat at the double

Lucy Sheat is officially the speediest secondary schoolgirl in the country.

'Why do I live here?'

Motorcycle enthusiast Ron Hebberd says he is trying not to let the quakes in Seddon get him down.

A 5.5 aftershock was long, and frightening - and left some Seddon locals wondering why they stayed.

Man denies whiskey bottle assault

2:15 PM  He allegedly assaulted three people, including a police officer, with a whiskey bottle and a box of beer.

Young softballers hit their straps

Softball's future is in very safe hands if the weekend's results are anything to go by.

Farmers' seismic similarities

Quake compassion reminds Italian farmer of home.

Power customers won't be taxed

But they could still be left out of pocket if the lines companies are.

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News

No conviction for payWave spree

The Blenheim District Court.

3:49 PM  Consequences for the security guard would be out of proportion to the crime, says judge.

Extra Christmas flights added

3:37 PM  South Island travellers look skyward to save themselves time on the long inland bypass.

Councillor's i-Site concerns

Injured driver flees crash

Sport

Picton batsman plunders 143 in T20 match

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Picton batsman Joe Timms slammed 143 runs from just 56 deliveries to lead his second grade side on a Twenty20 run rampage at Endeavour Park on Thursday.

Tasman have to be 'nasty in both boxes'

Tasman United defender Daniel Allan pinches the ball off Eastern Suburbs midfielder Sam Burfoot.

Poor finishing and soft defending costs Tasman United against Eastern Suburbs

Sprinter Sheat at the double

Marlborough sprinter Lucy Sheat wins the New Zealand secondary schools 100 metres title in Auckland.

Lucy Sheat is officially the speediest secondary schoolgirl in the country.

Young softballers hit their straps

The Marlborough under-17 softball side which won the Mainland Shield in Christchurch. Back row, from left, Jason Clyde, ...

Marlborough softball's future is in very safe hands if the weekend's results are anything to go by.

All White extends MLS contract

San Jose Earthquakes defender Kip Colvey in action during their MLS clash against the Colorado Rapids.

All Whites defender Kip Colvey will remain at the San Jose Earthquakes for another year.

Opinion

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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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.

Business

Extra Christmas flights added

Sounds Air ground operations manager Sophie Macdonald at Marlborough Airport.

South Island travellers look skyward to save themselves time on the long inland bypass.

Cows avoid road, rail and air traffic

Cows on the Tripe family's Koromiko dairy farm have to walk under State Highway One and the main trunk line to milking ...

Traffic comes from every direction as Koromiko cows make their way to milking each day.

Online plan for Kaikoura shops

Ina Kinski is trying to help Kaikoura businesses by setting an online personal shopper.

A Dunedin woman is on a mission to save Christmas for Kaikoura businesses.

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

Your Marlborough

Buyers flock to 3600 lamb sale

PGG Wrightson livestock representative Peter Barnes urges buyers to make a bid at the lamb ram sale

Wetter spring helps inaugural lamb ram sale for Marlborough farmer.

Decorating delight

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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.

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