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'Jobbing writer' talks plays, biographies, novels

Author Greg McGee.

Foreskin's Lament author Greg McGee talks about his "wonderful" experience writing as a woman.

Passenger threw bottles at car

The Blenheim District Court.

Throwing glass bottles at a car's windscreen is a "foolish" way to react if you think you're being tailgated.

Dead or alive?

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is creating a policy to help with patient identification after a series of ...

Patient called up to ask about the delay in their treatment - and found out they were off the wait list as hospital thought they were dead.

Cold homes making people sick

Nelson MP Nick Smith, left, tenant Megan Pullyn, centre, and Warmer Healthier Homes Steering Group chairman Bill ...

Thousands properties are cold and damp because they have little or no insulation.

Drink-driver willing to pay

The Blenheim District Court.

But at $25 a week it will take him more than five years to clear the bill for damaged car.

Hunter attacked over 'jealousy'

Two men are on trial in the Nelson District Court.

It was an attack over a dead pig and spilt beer.

Kiwi DNA in farmer's blood

Wairau Valley farmer Brian Powell used his knowledge to write a history of the area he grew up in.

Marlborough farmer Brian Powell spent a lifetime helping people.

Pregnant ewes despite dry times

Maiden hogget pregnancy rates are up in Marlborough

Drought-hit Marlborough farmers record the best pregnancy rates for their ewe flocks in 20 years.

Street name stalemate

Marlborough Museum chief executive Steve Austin says changing Sinclair St to Grove Rd would be confusing.

Historians not pleased by business group's bid to rename Blenheim's Sinclair St.

Where are all the tradies?

Laser Electrical Blenheim managing director Brendon Adams says there is a nationwide shortage of skilled tradespeople.

"All you can do is poach from someone else and that doesn't fix the problem, it's robbing Peter to pay Paul."

Facebook threat at 'low end of scale'

The Blenheim District Court.

His offending was not as serious as cases involving explicit videos and images posted online, judge says.

Theatre consultant selected

The ASB Theatre in Blenheim.

The boss of an arena complex in Auckland has been chosen to examine the financial situation of Blenheim's ASB Theatre.

Easing the paperwork burden

Literacy Marlborough contracts co-ordinator and volunteer tutor Jane Vial is helping people to fill in hard copy and ...

A pilot project at Blenheim's library will help people struggling to fill out forms.

Last call for Lifeline Marlborough

Lifeline Marlborough regional branch manager Vienna Cassidy says she is worried calls will go unanswered as a result of ...

Regional counselling service to close on Friday after 32 years in the community.

Journalist to quiz authors

Steve Braunias will be interviewed at the Marlborough Book Festival.

Investigative reporter Mike White will interview Steve Braunias, Jane Ussher, Bruce Ansley and Bill Manhire.

Eye-catching renovation

Lawson Homes also took out the Heart of the Home Kitchen Award and the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award for the ...

When the owner bought the property there was only a double garage on the section.

Milk station bowled

Crafar Crouch Construction started demolition of the old Marlborough Milk Company treatment station and Apex Meats ...

Milk vendors used to collect the glass bottles from the factory and drop them off at doorsteps seven days a week.

Boss warned her not to drive

The Blenheim District Court.

Their night started with after-work drinks, and ended with a fatal car crash.

Driver's drunken logic

The Blenheim District Court.

Woman drove to police station to let officers know she was too drunk to drive. She thought it was the right thing to do.

Meet New Zealand's first pole queen

The judges rated performers on their costume, dance moves, tricks, and response from the crowd.

An understated queen was crowned at the sell-out Miss Pole Queen New Zealand.

Weather calms after stormy weekend

Low cloud and poor visibility saw flight cancellations at Nelson Airport on Saturday.

Several flights into Nelson were cancelled on Saturday due to weather conditions. 

Building consent boost

Jackson Estate managing director Jeff Hart pictured with a model of their new boutique winery on Jacksons Rd.

Hobbiton-style winery among building consents issued.

Restoring power, roads

Rain clouds gather over the Wither Hills, Marlborough.

Around 20 houses are still without power, and some roads are down to one lane, after a weekend of wind.

Tasman home reigns supreme

Harris Builders has been awarded five regional awards, including the Supreme Award, for a Nelson home design.

How is this spot for a view?

Blowing a gale

MetService has extended its strong wind warning for the Marlborough Sounds into Sunday afternoon, with northwesterly ...

Severe weather has left parts of the Marlborough Sounds without electricity.

More choice for outdoors enthusiasts

Blenheim Hamills director Guy Lester and fellow director and general manager Nick Horn outside the new Budge St store.

A Blenheim franchise of outdoor equipment store Hamills is set to open in less than a month.

Banking on themselves to win

Election signs can say vote for candidate but they cannot imitate a voting paper.

Those running for mayor can spend up to $30,000 on their campaign, including donations.

Arthur Allan Thomas backs Watson

Arthur Allan Thomas, who was wrongfully convicted of the murders of Jeannette and Harvey Crewe, has lent his support to ...

The convicted Sounds murderer should get a new trial, says Thomas.

What's up with the weather?

Waves in Plimmerton, Wellington lash at the coast on Sunday as rough weather continues across the region.

Christchurch was five degrees colder than Fiji on Saturday night. What's up with that?

Baby stabbed by mum 31 times

The baby's mother, suffering severe depression, admitted: "I've killed him".

"I've killed him," the seven-month-old boy's depressed mother told his father.

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