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'Armed and dangerous' man sought

Michael John Hughes, 36, is considered armed and dangerous.

Police looking for a man believed to be armed and dangerous after he allegedly committed offences across the South Island.

'Gentle giant' mourned after rugby death video

Bevan Moody died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Waitohi last weekend.

Bevan Moody, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Waitohi, remembered as a young family man with a quick wit.

Temporary fix reopens bridge

A truck crashed on the Wye River bridge, closing it for almost a week.

Vehicles were forced to drive through the Wye River on the alternate South Island highway after a truck crashed on the bridge.

NZ's oldest Facebooker?

Jean Leslie, 99, uses Facebook to connect with relatives like her granddaughter Melissa Tripe.

Even with just 62 'friends', this 99-year-old still gets fed up with some of the stuff other people 'like'.

Moving away from TV

Broadband use jumps sharply at 3.30pm in Marlborough, as children come home from school. (File photo)

Broadband use skyrockets in Marlborough on back of streaming and online gaming.

Film shoot

Aaron Falvey is filming at the Taylor Dam Reserve this weekend

Don't be alarmed if you see someone with a rifle at the Taylor Dam Reserve this weekend.

Better water quality

Picton foreshore.

Work has begun this week on the second and third stages of an upgrade to Picton's sewerage system

NMIT chief executive resigns

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology CEO Tony Gray has resigned.

The chief executive of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has resigned after 11 years in the role.

Police investigating suspicious fires

Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade crews responded to two suspicious fires on Thursday night.

Months on from a spate of suspicious fires in Blenheim, fire crews responded to two suspicious fires in one night.

Quake checks near midpoint

A shortage of tradespeople to carry out earthquake repairs is a concern in the Marlborough region. (file photo)

But settlements are lagging, while people affected worry about a shortage of tradies.

The church needs saving

The future of St Oswald's Anglican Church, near Wharanui, has yet to be decided.

The distinctive stonework church has been a lasting sight on the South Island's east coast. But it's in trouble.

The recycle of life

The majority of recycled glass in Marlborough stays in New Zealand.

From kerbside to dockside; the journey of Marlborough's recycling.

Whale-watching wonderland

The first humpback whale of the year was spotted in Akaroa Harbour last Monday, on its way up the east coast.

A decade-long survey of whales is finally over, meaning the "closest place they come to shore" is back in business.

Picton's new top dog

Richard Van Asch is the new top police officer for Picton.

Police dog handler Richard Van Asch becomes new officer in charge of Marlborough port town.

From front line to family fun

Deputy fire chief Tony Nolan with three of the Blenheim station's new trucks, which will be on show on Sunday.

The Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade is warming up the trucks and rolling out the welcome mat.

Help for low-income renters

Finance Minister Steven Joyce holds up a copy of Budget 2017, which includes the Family Incomes Package.

Budget reacts to "crazy" city rents in Blenheim, but will landlords follow suit?

The board that kicked the hornet's nest

The board is reconsidering moving district nurses to the health hub on Queen St, in the former FloorPride Civic Theatre ...

Angry mob warns health boss he'll get stung if he shifts district nurses away from hospital.

Mac is the man

Richard McNamara will be responsible for Tasman, Marlborough-Kaikoura, the West Coast, North Canterbury, Christchurch ...

Marlborough's rural fire boss Richard McNamara has landed one of the top jobs in the new amalgamated fire service.

Grape marc's 'complete solution'

Leachate runoff and ponding from grape marc dump sites in Marlborough. (File photo)

This could be a turning point in how the wine industry deals with its waste.

Tunnel-trapped train trucked to town

KiwiRail plans to use the train to help with the road and rail repairs.

The train trapped in a tunnel during the November 14 earthquake has arrived in Kaikoura.

Bevan Moody dies after rugby game

Waitohi prop Bevan Moody during his final game of club rugby, against  Nelson at Neale Park on Saturday.

Family and friends are mourning for Bevan Moody, who has died after collapsing in a club rugby match.

Departure won't hurt co-location

Outgoing Marlborough Girls' College principal Karen Stewart says she would have regretted not applying for the Rangiora job.

Leaving won't impact co-location process, which "isn't reliant on one person", says outgoing principal.

Saint Clair wins big

Saint Clair Family Estate owners Judy and Neal Ibbotson. (File photo)

The family-owned wine company picked up a trophy for New World Producer of the Year.

Steroids: Not for milk-livered men

Blenheim man Jacob Martin was caught with 20 Nolvadex capsules in his sports bag earlier this month, which landed him in ...

Bodybuilders scared of developing breasts turn to prescription drugs to beat the side-effects. For some, that includes lactating.

Just doing my job, sir

Seizing overpriced wine was part of the job for Justices of the Peace 700 years ago. (File photo)

Seizing overpriced wine was once part of the job for Justices of the Peace.

NZ's Great Barrier Reef

The Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust thinks something similar to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is ...

Conservationists with plans for their own marine park are looking across the ditch for inspiration.

Food cart's unlikely ally

The Wheely Wild Food Cart on the side of State Highway 63 in November.

Roadside food truck was ticking along nicely; then came the quake, the customers and the complaint.

Don't burst their bubble

Artist Mieke Davies came up with the idea of speech bubbles, to be filled in by young people in Marlborough.

Hundreds of "speech bubbles" in Blenheim alley waiting to be filled with the voices of young people. 

Chart: Young and old in Marlborough

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Anzac Day Service from Seymour Square, Blenheim.

Which age group dominates in the region? Well, the young and the restless have already left.

Draft annual plan out for consultation

The November earthquake has impacted Kaikoura's future planning document.

The Kaikoura District Council's draft annual plan is open for discussion and residents are being encouraged to give feed back.

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