Solo mother Marnia Keke and her children, from left, Ihaia Haimona, 5, Leishae Haimona, 4, and Larone Haimona, 6, are desperate to find a place to stay after being evicted from their sleepout.

Family could soon be homeless

A solo mother and her three young children could find themselves out on the street this weekend.

Helmet fines reduced

Safety helmets should be worn while riding quad bikes at work.

Three Marlborough farmers have their fines reduced on appeal for quad bike convictions.

Fishermen welcome cod changes

The slot rule was a disaster in fishery management, says a Blenheim fisherman.

Marlborough happier than Nelson

Marlborough has pipped neighbouring Nelson in the happiness stakes. 

Appointment for Renwick principal

Renwick School principal Simon Heath expects new education council to take time find its feet.

Bunker used for sex and crime

The "criminally inclined" are drawn to a bunker on Picton's foreshore, says Marlborough's top cop.

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Marlborough tourist levy "milking tourists"

Peter Buckley and Jill Pendleton who rent out a small bach in Rarangi say a new tourist levy being imposed on them is unfair.

A Marlborough couple that rent out a small holiday bach in Rarangi say it is grossly unfair they have to pay an annual levy to tourist organisation Destination Marlborough.

Marlborough Netball agrees to Lansdowne move

Marlborough Netball has agreed to move from Horton Park to a proposed multi-sports hub at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park.

Blenheim furniture store wins national award

National plaudits for Blenheim's riverside railway


Rai Valley students selected


RAI SMILES: Jarod Bryant, left, and Josh Craddock, from Rai Valley Area School have been selected into the Top of the South/Canterbury Area School Team to attend the national area schools tournament in Wanganui in July. Bryant will represent the team in rugby while Craddock will take part in kia rahi. Seven students from Rai Valley attended trials at Tapawera Area School.

Youngsters relish sporting life

Junior rugby and football players were kept busy on Marlborough's sports fields at the weekend.

Express Trophy

Rugby player points awarded

Midfielders dominated the points in the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition at the weekend.


OPINION: Banging heads over cod

Blue cod fish

OPINION: On the release of the Marlborough Sounds Blue Cod Consultation Document it would be wonderful to announce that something meaningful and sustainable had come from this six year process, however...

Honours should be based on merit

OPINION: Queen's birthday honours should be awarded on merit, not politics

Jane Henley is the former chief executive officer of the World Green Building Council (WGBC).

OPINION: Out of challenge comes opportunity

Jane Henley continues the series on growing the Marlborough economy and doing good at the same time.


Mortgage advisor reverts to original name

Mortgage Room owners Robyn and Paul Fuller have reverted back to the former name of their mortgage advisory business.

Blenheim mortgage advisor has returned to the company's original name to re-brand his new business.

Arthur Devine returns to Blenheim

A well known Marlborough hairstylist and business owner has staked his claim back in central Blenheim after a near three year absence.

Marlborough wine is proving increasingly popular in the United States

Marlborough wines increase US sales

Marlborough wine proves popular with American drinkers with two brands growing sales by nearly 20 per cent in the past 12 months.

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Pre-school to tend trees

Whales Tales children Hunter Rae, left, Zion Anglem-Clarke,  Alexis Magon  and Jah Malakai, at back, were some of the 20 children at the pre-school who helped Kaikoura Lions Club members plant the first of the shrubs beside St Paul's Track where it passes their building. Assisting them were club members Melville Syme, left, Bernie Teen  and Bob Ealam.

Future generations of children from Whales Tales pre-school will be guardians of the shrubs planted at the South Bay end of the newly opened St Paul's Track.

Be positive, stay alive

Ted Howard was diagnosed with melanoma in July 2008

Nice Coast at Kaikoura, South Island of New Zealand
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Fewer return Kaikoura satisfaction survey

Fewer responses were received to the 2015 residents and ratepayers' satisfaction than in the past two years.

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