Kiwi-dug WWI tunnels virtual tour

A map of WWI tunnels, quarries and trenches overlays an image of modern day Arras, France. The blue lines represent ...

Important World War I tunnels dug by Kiwis under France have been surveyed with exacting detail and will be converted into 3D virtual reality tour.

Much needed pay rise

Aged care worker Carol Singleton, who runs her own business Carol's Home Care, welcomes the Government's pay equity ...

A wage hike for underpaid care workers will come in handy for bills and groceries.

Watertight by winter

Repairs have started on the stopbank behind Snowden Cr, Blenheim, which was at risk of breaching in a storm earlier in April.

Council to complete all high and medium priority repairs after stopbank scare.

Hobbit designer's winery concept

Jackson Estate directors Jeff Hart, left, and John Benton in front of the new winery and cellar door modelled on an ...

They call it collision architecture, an 1850s-style settler's hut wrapped into a new boutique winery in Marlborough.

Sprains and aches? Stay away!

Marlborough Netball Centre manager Janine Jordaan played through three ankle reconstructions in three years, and says ...

Health board tells "weekend warriors" to stop clogging up EDs with minor injuries.

Quake funding not enough

Hurunui District Councillor Julia McLean says extra funding for post-quake recovery in the regions affected by the ...

A Government funding boost to help communities recovering from the November earthquake is just "a drop in the bucket", advocates say.

Two men still wanted

Police remove items from a Hutcheson St address following an AOS callout in the Blenheim suburb of Mayfield on April 8.

Police continue search for two men involved in armed offenders squad callout.

NH90s down for Anzac Day

The air force's NH90s have been criticised for its design flaws and inability to be used in various conditions.

The effective grounding of helicopters prompts calls to change how military equipment is bought.

Freerunning freedom video

Getting the knack of parkour are, from left, Conlan Purdie, 12, Gibson Purdie, 10, and Jack MacLean, 10, before a ...

Overcoming obstacles with parkour, one leap at a time.

Is the Grey Ghost out there?

An artist's impression of the South Island kokako which is thought to be extinct.

Could an extinct bird be living in our midst?

'Golden tourism cash cow'

A mountain biker rides the Queen Charlotte Track, which could be linked up as part of the Coastal Pacific Trail.

Entrepreneur opens his land to proposed Coastal Pacific Trail, calls for others to follow suit.

Shag enters salmon wrangle

King shag live in rocky colonies in the outer Marlborough Sounds, but fly into the inner Sounds to feed.

Fears for king shag food source if salmon farm plan goes ahead.

Break with tradition

Reverend Dawn Daunauda with Marlborough Returned and Services Association president Ross Cook outside the Awatere ...

Ever since the first stones of the Awatere War Memorial were laid in 1926, Seddon residents have gathered there to mark Anzac Day.

No word on alleged gamer fraud

This picture of David Buick's home was allegedly used on a fundraising page for Jeffrey Meikle.

International online gamers allegedly defrauded by Blenheim man who tricked them into thinking his house was flattened by the quake.

A winter more miserable

Indulge owners Mel and Mike Stewart will close their Picton ice cream shop for winter next week, and say the lack of ...

The final ship in the cruise calendar could mark the start of a long, hard winter for Picton.

Watch: Giant rock blasted away video

Explosives were used to clear a cracked and precarious rock above a farm road in Lake Sumner National Park, north Canterbury.

The rock was the size of five utes and sat precariously above a Canty road... until explosives dealt to it.

Waiting in jail

Bourchier appeared by audio visual link at the Blenheim District Court after two weeks in custody without a lawyer.

A man waiting for a lawyer to be assigned to him has been in custody for two weeks because of an "administrative error" with his legal aid application.

Iwi cancels election

A failure in updating technology has forced Ngati Tama to declare its election null and void after voting papers were ...

A top of the south iwi has canceled board election after sending voting papers to deceased members.

Jungle patrols looking for communists

Blenheim veteran Peter Callahan with his medals, including the Queen's Service Medal he was given for contribution to ...

He remembers the heat; the oppressive tropical conditions, and the dangerous wildlife - snakes, tigers and water buffalo.

Quakes rock top of South

A magnitude 4.6 quake struck near St Arnaud early on Thursday.

Strong earthquake shakes up the top of the South Island early on Thursday, followed by string of aftershocks.

Silver lining to quake

The 7.8 Earthquake on November 14 caused extensive damage to the area and shunted much of the coastline upwards.

The November 14 earthquake has given Kaikoura a new surf spot and may have saved millions in erosion control.

His way of saying 'thanks'

Former Royal NZ Navy leading telegraphist Bill Ross will take to the streets for Poppy Day on Friday, and is pictured ...

Looking at his nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, ex-naval officer Bill Ross cannot help but feel emotional.

Vineyard worker punches girl

The girl was walking along Market St in Blenheim with friends when Ratu Isikeli Cawanikawai approached her.

She was walking slightly behind a group of friends. He reached out and touched her.

More houses coming soon

The site of the Rose Manor subdivision on Old Renwick Rd, Blenheim.

A new subdivision in Blenheim will soon be underway, and it will help alleviate the region's housing shortage, council says.

Grape spills: Our favourite whine

The aftermath of a grape spill in Blenheim, and police say there may be more around this season due to weather pressures ...

Rush to harvest while clear skies allow may have contributed to more grape spills, police say.

Teens charged with child neglect

The couple had their first appearance at the Blenheim District Court on Wednesday. (File photo)

Police claim the couple, aged 17 and 19, failed to seek medical treatment for their child.

Stealing for fun?

A Marlborough District Council flood warning sign at the amphitheatre beside the Taylor River, in Blenheim.

Those stealing flood signs in Blenheim might change their tune if one of their family members got swept away.

Pig carcasses, soiled nappies

Marlborough District Council rangers have come across more than 50 cases of illegal dumping this year alone.

Someone is illegally dumping rubbish in Marlborough - and it's not freedom campers.

Air force chopper grounded

Defence force crews carry out repairs to the helicopter on Tuesday.

An air force helicopter has spent two days at a private airfield in Marlborough after a mid-air engine failure.

Maori warriors on horseback

Brothers Shannon, on Denver, and Cowan Wards, on Shale, from the Kaikoura Mounted Rifles will be carrying the taiaha ...

Two Kaikoura Mounted Rifle riders will hold the taiaha weapon high on Anzac Day to reflect the participation both Maori and Pakeha had in the wars.

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