But he could shout "white supremacist remarks" and swear at neighbours.
Some people are happy, some people are not, but the work needs to be done.
A Marlborough onion grower's decision to use people, not machines, to harvest this year's crop is paying off.
When Jayne Glover got a call from a friend she didn't realise it'd be the last time she would see her daughter.
Seeing one or two orca in the wild is pretty special, but how about 30?
St John's ambulance urgently need more volunteers to help ensure the critical service can operate at full capacity.
Shop owner appeals for help to age building.
New flight service connects the two ends of the Kaikoura district.
Some Rangitane members have taken issue with the way new members were validated to vote in the election.
Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.
Crown says Blenheim man should have been convicted for biting another man's nose.
Man clearly "had a bellyful" of stepson's aggression, judge says.
As national chains rule themselves out, is a Blenheim bar about to change hands?
Marlborough Sounds residents to provide their own impact assessment of relocating salmon farms.
How do you prepare for 3000 unexpected guests? Picton knows after a cruise ship showed up a day early.
Young musical talent excited about the opportunities her award brings.
His lawyer called the accusations a piece a fiction, or a "bedtime story".
Classic Fighters Omaka places faith in the weather after Wings Over Wairarapa cancellation.
He tried to pretend his car was stolen, but his acting wouldn't have fooled "the most inexperienced police officer".
Man told ex-partner "It's the people around you who I will go after".
Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.
Private room set up for students struggling to cope with death of classmate.
"Dog trialing can be a great leveller."
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".
Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the ERA after breaching employment standards.
Car club welcomes boy racers to test their skills at next street sprint.
Eight people were in the car when it rolled on State Highway 1 near Blenheim, one has been killed.
Three new trustees have been voted onto the governing trust of Marlborough iwi Rangitane o Wairau.
"There's always been a concern about the wind blowing rubbish across the road and down the driveways and that sort of carry-on."
Rural school gets first major upgrade in 35 years, with classrooms designed to suit the children.