A digger working to clear SH1 near Kaikoura was buried by a slip.

A real Kaikoura 'cliffhanger' video

3:02 PM  Dramatic video shows a digger high up on a cliff face on the Kaikoura Coast, half-buried by a slip.

Air force keeps quiet

United States Air Force personnel in the Anzac parade on Tuesday.

Troops on the ground and planes in the sky, but little is known about US Air Force in Marlborough.

The lowdown

If you haven't yet popped into Cinnamon House Design in Blenheim, it's worth a visit.

The $500m quake bill

1:59 PM  The Kaikoura earthquakes are expected to cost New Zealand around half a billion dollars.

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School playgrounds could get massive increase in funding, on one condition.

Prison isn't working

After clocking up nearly 500 convictions, he arrived at court expecting his 20th stint in jail. But the judge had other plans.

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Linehaul couple keep trucking

McCrostie Trucking owners Dominique and Daryl McCrostie have taken on more staff for their business post-earthquake.

Their five trucks, doing 4000km a day, were on the road hours after the earthquake and have not stopped since.

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

Collapsed homestead survivor dies

Soviet-era jet fighter up for sale

Sport

New Tactix coach wants gig full-time

New Tactix netball coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek instructs her players at training on Friday.

 Tactix try to put a tumultuous week behind them against Stars on Sunday.

Top teams at home

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Marlborough's leading Tasman Trophy rugby contenders, Moutere and Waitohi, have the opportunity to consolidate their position near the top of the table on Saturday.

Netballers poised for lift off

The all-conquering Harlequins Radich Law netball team celebrate following their 2016 premier final victory. With changes ...

The winds of change have blown through Marlborough's premier netball scene.

It's the climb

Blenheim cyclist Andrew Bidwell, 16, is aiming for a podium finish at the upcoming Age Group Road National Championships ...

When another cyclist said he was going to make Andrew's race hell, he laughed it off and smashed the pack by five minutes.

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Mike O'Brien pleaded not guilty to five charges.

Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

Opinion

Surveillance crackdown on fishing vessels

Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

The biggest reforms in a generation are about to be made to fishing laws.

Letters to the editor

Slower speed limits and long sections of double yellow lines on State Highways 63, 6, 65 and 7 are a concern for ...

Correspondents write about roading, the Blenheim band rotunda, salmon farms, recycling, democracy, cell coverage, the riverside railway, illegal dumping, and means testing.

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

Another affront to democracy?

Democracy is under severe stress, write Tony Orman.

OPINION: Submissions on King Salmon's application for new farms is lip service to democracy, writes Tony Orman.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough District Council is seeking feedback on the current recycling scheme.(File photo)

Correspondents write about Anzac Day, columnist Joe Bennett, recycling in Marlborough, and Marlborough wine.

Business

The lowdown

Co-owners Simone and Chris Hill with dog Sam

If you haven't yet popped into Cinnamon House Design in Blenheim, it's worth a visit.

Linehaul couple keep trucking

McCrostie Trucking owners Dominique and Daryl McCrostie have taken on more staff for their business post-earthquake.

Their five trucks, doing 4000km a day, were on the road hours after the earthquake and have not stopped since.

Mayor asks, airline declines

An Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300 takes off from Marlborough Airport. (File photo)

'No means no' as Air NZ shoots down further calls to re-instate direct flights from Blenheim to Christchurch.

A food and wine match

BV Gourmet second chef Chris Pearce makes pickled beetroot for harvest meals.

It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. If you call 25,000 meals challenging.

A box of possibilties

Nadia Lim's Bargain Box could come to Blenheim if enough people express an interest in the service.

A celebrity chef could be set to help Marlborough families solve the what's for dinner dilemma.

Your Marlborough

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Making use of the Redwoodtown School playground in the holidays are, from left, Cameron Park, 7, Ethan Mills, 7 and ...

School playgrounds in Marlborough could get massive increase in funding, on one condition.

Old dog with new tricks

Vincent the retired guide dog plays Sandy in the new production of Annie.

A retired guide dog is treading the boards as the furry star of Marlborough's newest musical.

It's the climb

Blenheim cyclist Andrew Bidwell, 16, is aiming for a podium finish at the upcoming Age Group Road National Championships ...

When another cyclist said he was going to make Andrew's race hell, he laughed it off and smashed the pack by five minutes.

Sound of the future

The junior Blenheim Brass Band excelled at the New Zealand National Brass Band Championships in Wellington. They used a ...

Young brass band members may one day sport colourful, plastic instruments.

Less is more

Commonly modern minimalist gardens are in small or limited spaces where clutter is not acceptable.

COLUMN: All successful gardens take from and give to the wider environment. Less is more, writes Saturday Express landscaping columnist Christo Saggers.

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