The future of St Oswald's Anglican Church, near Wharanui, has yet to be decided.

The church not worth saving?

Anglican diocese loses faith in historic church, but its final judgment has yet to come.

Costs begin to mount

Fees for non-working dogs will be reviewed so the service stays self-sufficient.

The climbing cost of dog control is a bone of contention in Marlborough.

Glass pickup mix up video

Three separate wheelie bins for three different colours of glass, collected as recycling. Well, that was the plan.

South Island moved video

The South Island was shunted over 5m closer to the North in a rupture so complex it may forever change quake science.

Hospital call a lost opportunity

Pensioner dies day after call to hospital about coughing up blood.

Quake lakes in St Arnaud?

Two new lakes on the waterfront at St Arnaud "almost certainly" caused by the Kaikoura earthquakes.

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Dog park faces obstacles

Animal control sub-committee members Laressa Shenfield, left, and Jamie Arbuckle check out a proposed site for Renwick's ...

7:36 PM  The site was once a landfill, so perhaps not for the most digging-est dogs.

A smelly solution

THE GREEN ISSUE: It may not be pretty, but the humble 'poo bucket' is an important method of treating waste water.

Those who go green, stay green

Sustainability in the Sounds


Jesse Ryder ton upsets Canty

Central Stags batsman Jesse Ryder smashes the ball through midwicket.

Former Black Cap serves up a reminder of his class as Central Stags score an upset win over Canterbury.

Derry was the quickest on the Waitaki River

Driver Mark Agnew powers down the Waitaki River as part of  Otago Rivers Jet Boat Race.

The cream came to the top on the first leg of the five stops on the Otago Rivers Jet Boat Race.

Pressure on Hawkins as Tactix face new dawn

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins is desperate for improved results in her third year in charge.

 Australian coach needs to start getting more wins out of netball's perennial cellar-dwellers.

Guardiola back at Suburbs

Exciting winger Omar Guardiola scored nine goals during his stint with Nelson Suburbs in 2015.

Nelson Suburbs will have access to Sam Ayers, Matt Tod-Smith and Omar Guardiola for their first home game.

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.


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Salmon in the spotlight

New Zealand King Salmon chief executive Grant Rosewarne.

OPINION: NZKS CEO Grant Rosewarne offers his views on a proposal to relocate salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds.

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Correspondents write about salmon farming, water quality readings, moving stock, seasonal changes and Marlborough wine.

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Dipping into the National Land Transport Fund to pay for new logging transport infrastructure is not the answer, writes ...

Correspondents write about the proposal salmon farm relocation. the roading fund and coastal shipping.

Visit brings social housing to the fore

Damage to Kaikoura's buildings was a hot topic with visiting ministers Stuart Smith and Alfred Ngaro when they meet with ...

OPINION: Associate Minister of Housing Alfred Ngaro, joined me on a visit to Kaikōura last week.


One bulb at a time

WineWorks Marlborough project manager Anthony Barnes with one of the company's old light bulbs, right, and their new ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Wine business recognised for being environmentally switched on.

LED company a shining example

Go Green Ltd Lighting Specialists director Radek Baran at his home-based workshop in Blenheim.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Streetlights and floodlights are the company's next focus.

The 'Usain Bolt' approach

Southern Water Engineering director Stephen Leitch does extensive work on vineyard irrigation systems.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Some vineyards might think they are water efficient, but "even professional athletes have coaches".

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Linkwater dairy farmers Jason and Amber Templeman, with son Isaac, are keen to improve the environment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Desire to highlight positives of dairying drives Marlborough farmers.

Flight or fancy?

Sounds Air and Air New Zealand aircraft on the tarmac at Marlborough Airport. (File photo)

Talk of flight cancellations and delays are on the rise, but the figures don't back it up.

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A smelly solution

Outward Bound has been nominated in the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards for its method of waste water treatment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: It may not be pretty, but the humble 'poo bucket' is an important method of treating waste water.

What supermarkets throw away

John's Kitchen helps reduce the amount of food which would otherwise be dumped, says co-ordinator Janette Walker.

THE GREEN ISSUE: John's Kitchen feeds about 500 people a week with food that would otherwise go to waste.

Those who go green, stay green

Cramac5 executive officer Larnce Wichman, left, discusses crayfish management with Cawthron Marlborough Environment ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Environment awards not about being perfect, but about "gauging progress".

Sustainability in the Sounds

Sanford crewmen, from left, Rob MacGibbon and Clint Nott with Grant Boyd on board Pacifica having completed a beach ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: The Sanford ethos: "We live and work and play in the Sounds. We want to look after it."

Planting seeds for the future

Don Cross, centre, and horticulture students Phyllis Collins, left, and Rick Nancarrow, right, plant native seedlings in ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Planting a tree isn't enough - you've got to look after your tree too, horticulture tutor says.

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