Grovetown man Paora Mackie with the z-nail that punctured his tyre on State Highway 1, just north of the Grove Rd bridge.

'Blood on their hands'

Nails scattered on a highway just outside Blenheim could cause a fatal crash, police warn.

Steak thief convicted

The man took a $99 sirloin from Countdown Springlands.

Man convicted of theft after stealing $99 piece of sirloin steak from supermarket

No arrests in arson case

Police are asking for photographs or video footage of any suspicious behaviour after three fires were deliberately lit.

Doctors prepare for second strike

With no agreement on safer rosters in sight, some junior doctors will strike - this time for 73 hours.

No panic pre-harvest

An average vintage means wine companies should be able to process fruit, despite capacity losses.

Time to reap the rewards

UFC fighter Robert 'The Reaper' Whittaker puts his division on notice, saying he's a "steam train" at the moment.

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Cruise ship pulls into Kaikoura

Diggers build a levy around the Kaikoura marina while The Caledonian Sky cruise ship sits in the bay in the background.

"You know that things are coming right if the tourists are coming back."

Reckless rubberneckers

Gawkers block fire entrance, clog roads and police have had enough.

Street art solution?

Car crashes into pole

Sport

Coaches want more Nelson influence

Midfielder Alex Ridsdale is one of just two Nelson players to have started in every game for Tasman United this season.

A draw against six-time champions Auckland City is the type of result that justifies Tasman United's place in the Stirling Sports Premiership but does the team have enough Nelson talent?

Athletes compete far afield

Marlborough's Alice Fissenden picked up two medals at the South Island Colgate Games in Invercargill.

Marlborough's burgeoning athletics talent strutted their stuff on the national stage over the weekend, and came away well satisfied.

Log jam at top of cricket table

Ed Gilhooly scored a handy double for the Renwick second grade side on Thursday.

There is a three-way tie at the top of the Marlborough second grade cricket standings after Thursday night's results.

The safe hands of Dan

Tasman United defender Daniel Allan was forced to go in goal during their 1-1 draw with Auckland City when Coey Turipa ...

Defender Daniel Allan takes the gloves as Tasman United hang on against Auckland City.

CD stumble against Canterbury

George Worker top scored for Central Districts in the opening game of the one-day competition against Canterbury at ...

CD's one-day campaign didn't get off to a good start.

Opinion

MP's Report: Safety first

Work on State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura is expected to take up to a year to complete.

COLUMN: Ensuring long-term resilience key in rebuild

Letters to the editor

Wearing lifejackets on small boats could become compulsory in Marlborough next year, following moves by local bodies ...

Correspondents write about waterways, lifejackets, modern manners, theatre tagging and the police checkpoint at UB40.

On a knife edge

Off the menu: The big question for the Sounds scallop fishery is how many seasons will it need to recover to a level ...

A new word has crept into government speak – resilience.

Fish quotas need rethink

Fisheries management measures should be shared by all sectors, writes Peter Watson.

Recreational fishers get the short end of the stick when it comes to fisheries management, writes Pete Watson.

Are you prepared?

Marlborough Emergency services officer Gary Spence.

OPINION: An emergency event has no consideration for you, your family or your community so you need to be prepared, writes Marlborough Civil Defence emergency services officer Gary Spence.

Business

First train to Grassmere! video

One of the first locomotives travelling to Lake Grassmere since the earthquake, from left, KiwiRail track maintainer Stu ...

Video shows the first stretch of the Main North Line re-opened since the earthquake.

A new kind of tourism video

Bubbles erupting from the Kaikoura Coastline. Connor Stapley and Ari Sampson from Kaikoura Kayaks.

Visitors are taking to the skies and seas to check out the post-quake landscape around Kaikoura.

Cherry charters hit the skies

Tonnes of New Zealand cherries and lobsters are being flown to Asia in time for Chinese New Year.

Singapore Airlines puts on four charter flights to get hundreds of tonnes of South Island cherries to Asia in time for Chinese New Year.

No panic pre-harvest

Viticulture consultant Dominic Pecchenino inspects fruit in a Marlborough vineyard.

An average vintage means wine companies should be able to process fruit, despite capacity losses.

Wine, food and tunes

Wine Marlborough events manager Georgie Leach flying the flag for the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival, on February 11.

In less than a month, Marlborough will be celebrating its biggest party of the year.

Your Marlborough

'I can't be stagnant'

Twelve Trees chef de cuisine Lawrence Purser plates a desert.

Meet Lawrence Purser, chef de cuisine at Twelve Trees, a man constantly innovating with food.

What's on

Picton Water Fight: Taine Henderson Deacon throws a sponge in the water fight.

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

Matai Bay hut a labour of love

Tennyson Inlet Boat Club volunteers Jane Nichol and Linda Booth help restore tracks near the Matai Bay hut.

An old hunting hut in the Pelorus Sound is now open for business.

Free music programme for kids

Picton children, from left, Mana Collins, Aki Collins, Mari and Corban Jameson are looking forward to taking part in a ...

Mini 'orchestra' to debut at Picton Maritime Festival.

Walking for life

Michelle Burns, left, Stacey Scollard are part of the Marlborough Relay For Life team Stace's Aces. The event has ...

Cancer survivor Stacey Scollard is keen to take things a step further and help raise funds for the Marlborough Cancer Society.

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