Too drunk to explain

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

But he could shout "white supremacist remarks" and swear at neighbours.

Roads to be resealed

State Highway 1 has a new seal near Koromiko as part of region-wide roadworks.

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

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.

Mum's last goodbye to Lara video

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

When Jayne Glover got a call from a friend she didn't realise it'd be the last time she would see her daughter.

Pod of orca delights jet-skiers video

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

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

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.

How old is this building?

Owner of Gecko Gearz clothing shop in Kaikoura, Penny Betts, has been told she needs to prove the age of her building ...

Shop owner appeals for help to age building.

Kaikoura to Clarence flights take off

Air Kaikoura is flying in to Parikawa, Clarence, to provide a link between the northern end of the district and Kaikoura ...

New flight service connects the two ends of the Kaikoura district.

Voter registration qualms

Rangitane staff were locked out of their offices at Rangitane House, in central Blenheim, on Monday and Tuesday.

Some Rangitane members have taken issue with the way new members were validated to vote in the election.

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.

Biter's discharges challenged

Satinder Singh says his immigration status is at risk if he is convicted of nose-biting.

Crown says Blenheim man should have been convicted for biting another man's nose.

Protection for stepfather

A man requested a protection order against his stepson after being assaulted by him.

Man clearly "had a bellyful" of stepson's aggression, judge says.

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?

MPI roadshow fails to hook crowds

Retired biologist John Leader talks to a MPI staff member at a drop-in session in Waikawa to tell the public about their ...

Marlborough Sounds residents to provide their own impact assessment of relocating salmon farms.

Cruise catches town on the hop

The Emerald Princess steams past Waikawa Bay to Shakespeare Bay in Picton on Monday, a full day earlier than expected.

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

Musician hits a high note

Marlborough Girls' College student Libby Holdaway is presented with the QEII Music Fund Award by Marlborough Mayor John ...

Young musical talent excited about the opportunities her award brings.

Man denies indecent assault

The Blenheim District Court.

His lawyer called the accusations a piece a fiction, or a "bedtime story".

Fingers crossed for flying conditions

Bad weather forced the cancellation of the Wings Over Wairarapa festival in Masterton over the weekend, meaning crowds ...

Classic Fighters Omaka places faith in the weather after Wings Over Wairarapa cancellation.

'OMG, my car! What happened?'

Tyler Aldridge, 19, has been disqualified him from driving, ordered to pay $7398 in reparation and sentenced to 275 ...

He tried to pretend his car was stolen, but his acting wouldn't have fooled "the most inexperienced police officer".

Sentenced for threatening texts

The Blenheim District Court.

Man told ex-partner "It's the people around you who I will go after".

Paua ban extended

Coastal uplift has caused a loss of habitat for juvenile paua.

Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

Schools offer trauma support

The serious crash unit investigates the cause of a fatal accident north of Blenheim.

Private room set up for students struggling to cope with death of classmate.

Dog trials tested by weather

Dog triallists at the Pelorus Sheep Dog Trial Club meeting, near Havelock

"Dog trialing can be a great leveller."

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.

Street racing about control video

Ray Thornton in his Ford Anglia at the street sprints.

Car club welcomes boy racers to test their skills at next street sprint.

One dead after car rolled

A teenager is dead after an SUV rolled near Blenheim.

Eight people were in the car when it rolled on State Highway 1 near Blenheim, one has been killed.

New-look trust for Rangitane

Rangitane House, in central Blenheim.

Three new trustees have been voted onto the governing trust of Marlborough iwi Rangitane o Wairau.

Wheelie bins for Marlborough?

Blenheim's red recycling crates would be used for glass only.

"There's always been a concern about the wind blowing rubbish across the road and down the driveways and that sort of carry-on."

Open-plan learning

Principal Phillipa Grey and board of trustees chairman John Clark with pupils at Spring Creek School.

Rural school gets first major upgrade in 35 years, with classrooms designed to suit the children.

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