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The cost of parking

A parking warden at the Railway Station car park.

Motorists in Marlborough forked out nearly $1.2 million on parking last year, a new report shows.

Rogue vineyard contractors

Touring seasonal worker accommodation are, from left, Hortus operations manager Rob Slatter, Hortus owner Aaron Jay, ...

Immigration Minister says employment breaches could result in sanctions against overseas recruitment.

Trade plans for next Easter

Crowds at the 2015 Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow, held over the Easter weekend.

Less than a week after the legislation passed, Marlborough is working on a policy to allow Easter Sunday shopping.

Argosy in full flight, virtually video

Argosy owner Paul Davidson, left, and former captain Allan Graham outside the Argosy at Woodbourne.

The only thing they can't simulate are your ears popping.

Pair charged with criminal neglect

The Blenheim District Court.

They were caregivers for the victim, a child aged under 18.

Meth case delayed by police

The Blenheim District Court.

Judge and lawyers concerned as police take months to disclose evidence.

Horses for courses gallery video

Redwood, left, with groom Delphine Pasquier and 5-year-old eventer Fudgette​.

With three broken ribs, farrier carried on because "you don't get paid for shoeing three feet".

Mussel pioneer recognised

Pioneering Marlborough mussel farmer Ivan Godsiff has been honoured for a lifetime in the industry.

He started by handpicking mussels off the shoreline to supplement his income from forestry work.

'I'm being undermined'

Nelson Marlborough Health community and public health advisory committee chairwoman Judy Crowe.

Health board member Judy Crowe alleges bullying tactics from chair over fluoridation.

Candidates have their say

Jamie Arbuckle

In the lead-up to the local body elections we asked council candidate Jamie Arbuckle to talk about his vision for Marlborough.

Open for business

Nativity Anglican Church vicar Bob Barnes says Easter Sunday should be a day for families, not spending.

Marlborough mayoral candidates back Easter Sunday trading, but church leaders say it should be a day of rest.

Cruise ships rerouted

An investigation into an incident involving the cruise liner Azamara Quest has resulted in cruise ships being banned ...

Cruise ships have been banned from taking the same route as ferries in the Marlborough Sounds.

Track group remains divided

Riders push up the first climb out of Ship Cove at the northern end of the Queen Charlotte Track.

Opposing factions of a community group have failed to reach an agreement over Queen Charlotte Track upgrades.

Charity cafe needs volunteers

Bread of Life community support worker Annie Bately, left, and manager Brian Gull hope Gecko Junction will open near the ...

A cafe created to funnel funds into a Blenheim charity is nearing completion after a two-month delay.

Message in a bottle washes up

Courtney Stevenson's message in a bottle from 1995 has washed ashore in the Chatham Islands.

An 8-year-old wanted to hear if someone got their message. A grown-up got the reply.

Don't be 'obstructive and negative'

Outgoing Marlborough District councillor Peter Jerram.

Outgoing councillor's message for newbies: Stop thinking you have to "fix" council.

Gearing up for the Hop

The Kaikoura Hop, in its sixth year, is moving from Takahanga Domain to the South Bay racecourse this year to ...

Big change planned for Kaikoura's classic car event.

NZ King Salmon plans IPO

New Zealand King Salmon has three newly consented farms which are expected to double annual production.

The world's largest producer of king salmon is going fishing for $180 million through a planned initial public offering.

From Hoon Hay to NYC

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson graduates from the prestigious Juilliard School of dance in New York City in May.

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson dances for up to 10 hours a day and has calluses on the soles of his feet and toes.

Reporter welcomes High Court decision

Ben Smart and Olivia Hope.

But he doesn't know if Corrections will change its mind.

Damn, that's a dam

Gill Construction project manager Reuben Gill at the Starborough Farming Company dam construction site.

Water has become the "new gold" and 170,000 cubic metre dam means this company won't be running out.

Donation to cater for kitchen

Blenheim Pak 'n Save owners Andrea Boock, left, and Mark Elkington at the ASB Theatre.

A new kitchen for the ASB Theatre is on the cards after an undisclosed donation from a Marlborough couple.

Teachers' meeting causes disruption

A combined teachers' union meeting will be held in Marlborough on September 13.

Parents have been asked to keep their children at home until 11.30am, but some will be arriving by bus regardless.

Organic winemaker enjoys challenge

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year winner Jordan Hogg, of Seresin Estate, Marlborough.

Jordan Hogg has been named the Tonnellerie de Mercurey​ Young Winemaker of the Year.

UB40's wine tour of Marlborough

UB40 founding members Ali Campbell, left, and Astro, together with Mickey Virtue are booked to play at Villa Maria ...

A massive stage will be erected for the Villa Maria gig in January.

Nelson deals with 'serious crime' inquiries

Nelson Bays district police area is experiencing a backlog of "serious crime".

Nelson police call in backup to cope with 'serious crime' inquiries.

Conman's victims wait

Paul Abbott told told one woman he needed money to pay for medication for a brain tumour, and another he needed funds ...

Two women duped into giving cash to a man they met online must wait to see him punished.

Candidates have their say

Jenny Andrews, council candidate

In the lead-up to the local body elections we asked council candidate Jenny Andrews to talk about her vision for Marlborough.

Remembering a friendly dolphin

With the cast bronze panels welded together, Dunedin sculptor Bryn Jones’ life size monument to Pelorus Jack  nears ...

For 24 years a friendly dolphin accompanied the steamers which ploughed through Admiralty Bay on their way to and from the turbulent waters of French Pass.

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