Nelson Marlborough District Health Board health protection officer Rica Salamat checks a trap for mosquitoes in Picton.

The mosquito hunters

Public health workers check the mosquito traps in Picton every week during summer, and once a fortnight in winter.

Fashion in the Vines

A hens party for Christchurch woman Alana Pottinger, dressed in black.

Was this the best dressed festival crowd yet?

Train blocks traffic

Train carriages which become uncoupled blocked traffic in Blenheim on Sunday afternoon.

The shops are empty

"People don't know how much it costs to run a business."

Crucial fortnight on Karapiro looms

In a huge year for New Zealand rowing, a big two weeks starts on Tuesday with the National Championships on Lake Karapiro.

Sent to prison

A Blenheim man with a drinking problem was put behind bars for possessing a semi-automatic rifle.

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Brothers buy mussel company

Havelock company Dry Food NZ Limited turns mussels into oils and powder to be used in health products.

0 min ago  A Havelock business that produces mussel extracts has been sold to US investors.

Talking Picton wildlife

1:01 PM  "We will never see moa here again, nor the huge Haast's eagle that preyed on them. So we must be even more determined to fight for what is left."

New winch already a lifesaver video

7 Days 'will sell out'


Picton advance to T20 final

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Picton will face Renwick in the second grade Twenty20 cricket final on Friday, after they beat Celtic on Thursday last week to book a place in the decider.

Eagles soar in intercity finals

Jason Bird makes contact for Saints Ram during their win over United Titans in the playoff for third place at the Nelson-Marlborough Intercity softball finals in Nelson on Saturday.

Nelson softball teams continued their dominance in intercity club softball competition against Marlborough sides this season.

Buller lose Hawke Cup

The Buller team following their Hawke Cup win at Mainpower Oval in Rangiora. Back row, from left, Mark Burnett (assistant manager), Michael Anderson, Michael Grafton, Alistair Burnett, Nik Cumming, Troy Adams, Ben Pratt, Max McDonald, Alex Paterson, Ethan Slee and Pete Knowles (manager). Front, from left, Clinton Harvey, Troy Scanlon (captain), Andrew Duncan (vice-captain), Craig Adams and Frano Volckman.

It took Buller 106 years to win the Hawke Cup, but their reign was a short one as North Otago claimed the prestigious cricket trophy in Westport on Sunday.

Crucial fortnight on Karapiro looms

Lake Karapiro in Cambridge will be the scene of the National Rowing Championships, Tuesday-Saturday this week.

In a huge year for New Zealand rowing, a big two weeks starts on Tuesday with the National Championships on Lake Karapiro.

Buller in with a shot

Andrew Duncan, left, and Troy Scanlon, right, will start the final day of Buller's Hawke Cup defence in Westport at the batting crease on Sunday.

Buller’s two leaders will be at the forefront of their drive to retain the Hawke Cup as their match with North Otago enters the final day’s play, on Sunday in Westport.


SATIRE: Flag vote canned for cancer drug

The Beaver

SATIRE: "I don't care how much money we have wasted already, this goes no further."

Tourists will leave, shoplifting will stay

A man is arrested by police after being caught shoplifting.

Shoplifting tourists are essentially a summer problem, struggling New Zealanders who shoplift all year round are the real issue.

A tale to remember

The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Māori chiefs from the North Island.

It should also be noted that rangatira themselves held varying views on Te Tiriti o Waitangi

MP on the TPP

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MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

Last Thursday was a significant day for New Zealand with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Auckland.

OPINION: Marine park

Sustainability key to marine debate

Wild juvenile paua are pictured with seven spat (light blue seeded paua). The spat are taken from adult paua then farmed and released into the wild to increase the overall biomass. This work is carried out by paua quota owners throughout New Zealand.

What will Marlborough choose: recreational fishing parks or sustainable fisheries?


The shops are empty

Boots 'n' All owner Andy Hall says he is not surprised so many stores are empty, as he was almost forced to relocate his Queen St business before he renegotiated the rent with his landlord.

"People don't know how much it costs to run a business."

Businesses unite

Blenheim Business Association steering group member and Farmers store manager Karen Stevenson says the election of a new executive committee on February 25 will drive the association forward.

A business advocacy group, in Blenheim, will elect a new committee to drive future direction.

Todd family sells vineyards

The Todd family has sold 1500 hectare of vines and bare land to Marlborough-based wine company Indevin.

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

Strong demand, few listings

Strong demand continues to drive house prices up in Nelson.

Low interest rates and few listings are continuing to fuel Nelson's housing market.

Tree harvester reduces accidents video

Kelly Logging's ClimbMAX tree harvester in action in Marlborough.

A new machine is revolutionising tree harvesting and gaining North American interest.

Your Marlborough

Anonymous love notes

Valentine's Day

We asked people to send a message to the one they love. You won't believe some of the messages we received.

Horror in the corn

Omaka Maize Maze owner Paul Baker, left, and Blenheim filmmaker Aaron Falvey are getting ready to shoot the promotional video for the horror maze night.

"I expect a lot of screaming... But you'd be surprised, with the maze being so dense you don't hear much in there."

DOC volunteer 11,000km from home

Lily Soderlund travelled from her home in the United States to live in Marlborough and volunteer for the Department of Conservation.

"When you're surrounded by cities and surrounded by people, you stop realising there's so much outside of the place you're in."

Remembering our soldiers

Soldiers milk a cow on April 1, 1918 during World War I. The image is part of the National Army Museum's 'Heartlanders New Zealanders of the Great War' travelling exhibition touring New Zealand.

Amazing stories of Marlburians who fought in World War I will be on display.

Modern education for modern demands

What will the future of education look like?

Technology is replacing the need for a human in many areas of work. Think manufacturing, farming, checking-in for a flight, remote specialist medical staff, buying groceries and self-driving cars.

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A Huge crowd enjoy at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival at Brancott, near Blenheim.

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