One of a large pod of orca which visited Kaikoura last week.

Pod of orca delights jet-skiers video

Seeing one or two orca in the wild is pretty special, but how about 30?

Mum's last goodbye video

Marlborough Community College student Lara Glover, 16, died in a car crash on Sunday.

Moments before her daughter died, Jayne Glover arrived at the crash scene.

St John calls for help

St John's ambulance urgently need more volunteers to help ensure the critical service can operate at full capacity.

Cruise catches town on the hop

How do you prepare for 3000 unexpected guests? Picton knows after a cruise ship showed up early.

Quake aid up in the air

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

'Wake-up call' for wine industry

Three vineyard contractors have breached minimum employment standards.

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Too drunk to explain

Nathan John Dredge pleaded guilty to wilful damage and disorderly behaviour after a night of drinking.

11:37 AM  But he could shout "white supremacist remarks" and swear at neighbours.

Roads to be resealed

Some people are happy, some people are not, but the work needs to be done.

These guys know their onions

Kaikoura to Clarence flights take off

Sport

Bovey wins award

Rikki Bovey, the 2016-17 Marlborough Express Club Cricketer of the Year.

Wairau Valley all rounder Rikki Bovey's stellar club cricket season just got better.

Weekly golf notes

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Weekly golf notes

Sailors show skills in varied weather

Emily Overend shows her sailing technique during the Interislander regatta in Picton.

North Island sailors came away with the main spoils from the 2017 Interislander Optimist Challenge and Port Marlborough Starling Championships contested in the Marlborough Sounds from Friday to Sunday.

Keane's departure could be one of many

Chiefs assistant coach Kieran Keane is embarking on a new challenge, taking up the head coaching role at Irish club Connacht.

OPINION: There's a strong chance there will be a complete wipe-out of all the Chiefs' coaches heading into 2018, writes Aaron Goile.

Big shots in town

Olympic shot put medallists Ryan Crouser, left, and Tom Walsh relax on the banks of the Waihopai River after a morning ...

Some of the world's leading track athletes fired shots of a different kind in the hills of Marlborough on Tuesday.

Opinion

Keep the ban

16022017 News. Photo: Supplied. Jason Ruawai is chairman of PauaMAC3, the representative body for professional paua ...

OPINION: Keeping the shellfish and seaweed harvest ban in place is a good idea, writes commercial paua diver Jason Ruawai.

Letters to the editor

John Leader talk to an MPI staff member at MPI's Waikawa "drop-in" session about MPI's plans to relocate salmon farms in ...

Correspondents write about the MPI salmon farm relocation drop-in sessions, bank rates, Trump and the media, honorifics, tooth decay and 'the media'.

D-day for paua harvest ban decision

The extent of uplift created by the November 14 quake can be easily traced at Ward Beach.

OPINION: MPI should go ahead and extend the paua harvest ban along the east coast, say commercial paua divers.

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

OPINION: Ship Cove to Cathedral Square

Between the mountains and the sea - could a new cycle trail help invigorate Kaikoura and the top of the South?

OPINION: The Coastal Pacific Trail is one of the biggest tourism and economic opportunities of our generation.

Business

These guys know their onions

Supervisor Kitja Santanut oversees 19 workers from Thailand to harvest onion flower heads by hand in Marlborough.

A Marlborough onion grower's decision to use people, not machines, to harvest this year's crop is paying off.

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

Punters start to speak easy

Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant, in central Blenheim, has been a prominent part of central Blenheim for many years.

As national chains rule themselves out, is a Blenheim bar about to change hands?

High country farmers 'pushed back to the hills'

Around 170 people attended the field day at Simon and Lynda Harvey's property Glen Orkney, Awatere Valley.

The Marlborough region had lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades due to land use changes as the traditional sheep farmer had been "pushed back to the hills".

Investigation unearths breaches

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the Employment Relations Authority after breaching minimum employment ...

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the ERA after breaching employment standards.

Your Marlborough

St John calls for help

St John Ambulance Service Picton volunteers Nine Scott, back, Trevor Faulkner, left, and Susan O'Rourke swing into action.

St John's ambulance urgently need more volunteers to help ensure the critical service can operate at full capacity.

A driving force

Pupils at Whitney Street School, from left, Charlotte Watty, 10, Donae Perkin, 10, Jack Livingstone, 6, Joseph Lyford, ...

Helping clear congestion around schools while encouraging children to be active are the driving forces behind a new council initiative.

In the right vein

Patient Services team leader Angela Bourke relies on the team to ensure every day runs smoothly.

Angela Bourge is a patient services supervisor and phlebotomist with Medlab South - she explains why there is more to the role than just taking blood samples.

Sowing the seeds of success

Gardener John Henson, 93, will be entering his first horticultural show with the orchids he cultivated over six years.

A talented gardener who discovered a passion for orchids late in life is hoping his first flower show goes well.

Planting the seeds of knowledge

Horticulture tutor Don Cross will take a hands-on approach to the new course at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of ...

A free horticultural course is helping grow knowledge among its students.

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