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Al fresco smoking stays

Akbabas Turkish Restaurant head chef Murat Gencosmanoglu said trialling smokefree outdoor dining tables for World ...

Cafe owners and councillors reluctant to ban smoking at outdoor tables.

No money for whale survey

White humpback whale Migaloo was spotted during the annual Cook Strait Whale Survey last year.

DOC's annual whale survey in Cook Strait will not be taking place this year.

Police hunt bacon burglar

The stolen bacon was mostly in 1kg packets.

Thief may regret rash decision to take 100kg of bacon.

Insulation funding falls short

Green Party MP Steffan Browning says the Government should invest more in home insulation funding.

Tourists are often surprised at the low levels of insulation in New Zealand homes, says MP.

'Because Richie does'

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief dental officer Dr Rob Beaglehole says marketing of junk food and sugary ...

Five-year-old needing teeth removed arrives at hospital drinking Powerade because of marketing featuring his sporting hero.

Sounds Air to fill gap

A Sounds Air Cessna Caravan on the tarmac at Marlborough Airport, beside a Beechcraft 1900D that Air New Zealand ...

Air NZ drops Blenheim-Christchurch route, a day later Sounds Air is in talks to take over.

Cafe to feed charity's coffers

Bread of Life community support worker Annie Bately and manager Brian Gull are launching a new cafe, called Gecko Junction.

A stretched charity facing funding cuts is opening a cafe to hopefully stay afloat.

Dealing with temper tantrums

A talk will be held at Marlborough Boys' College for parents dealing with headstrong children.

It's not your fault, some children are just "hardwired" to be stubborn.

Sweet pairing

Putake Honey director Renee De Luca says the joint venture with Comvita will help grow the company.

Natural food company Comvita and a Marlborough honey company have started a multi-million dollar joint venture.

Phone seized after court scuffle

The Blenheim District Court.

Police threaten to pepper spray defendant, while a woman in the public gallery tries to record the struggle.

Barry "Baz" McAuliffe

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter pilot Barry McAuliffe.

Returning to his roots after flying around the globe, Barry "Baz" McAuliffe touched down at the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter in October 2015.

Tim Douglas-Clifford

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter pilot Tim Douglas-Clifford.

Tim Douglas-Clifford has grown up with flying in his blood. 

Carl Babe

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew member Carl Babe.

Carl Babe has spent over 25 years now in emergency services and feels "humbled" to make a "big difference in people's live".

Stolen pump sold to pawn shop

The Blenheim District Court.

Police later searched his house bus and found 1.6kg of cannabis on branches and hung up to dry.

Funding for farmers

Environment Canterbury biodiversity officer Jess Hill, front, is joined by a team of willing volunteers from Fonterra ...

Immediate Steps funding still available for biodiversity in Kaikoura.

Dairy awards highlight success

The annual Kaikoura dairy awards winners, back row from left, Terry Laugesen, Tom and Desireee Bolton, Chris Boyd, David ...

Kaikoura farmers praised for consistently high hygiene standards in the dairy shed.

Power out in Kaikoura township

Power out to several shops in Kaikoura

A caravan backed into a powerbox cutting power to several Kaikoura shops.

Smoking rates continue to fall

More and more people in Nelson are giving up smoking.

As we celebrate World Smokefree Day, more and more smokers across the top of the south are quitting.

Roadsters ready to celebrate

Sun Valley Roadsters Hot Rod Club members Steve Day, left, and Ian DeBoo with their hot rods.

 "There are cars coming from Auckland, Christchurch, all over the country, for this celebration."

Chemical scare

Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

Fears of a chemical leak at a Blenheim industrial park prompted two workers to take themselves to hospital.

Meth fears delay sale

A Housing New Zealand property in Blenheim that is being tested for meth contamination.

A prospective buyer had a meth test done on the Housing NZ property and it came back positive.

More to Renwick than pies

A Renwick community group wants signs, similar to those in Bluff (pictured), showing the distance to each winery with a ...

Driving through the township, you wouldn't know you were in the heart of Marlborough's wine country.

Thief targets surf spot campers

Kiwa Rd, Mangamaunu, north of Kaikoura.

Kaikoura man stole more than $3000 of gear, including wetsuits and surfboards, from six vehicles in one night.

Man of steel

Firefighters Craig Stephens, left, and Ashley Toms, right, relax after the Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge.

Firefighter Ashley Toms upped his game in Auckland this year.

Search and rescue requires dedication

Sergeant Bruce Irvine back behind his desk after a recent stint as a trainer at the National Police SAR course in the ...

If you love the outdoors and getting up in the middle of the night, the police search and rescue squad could be for you.

Marlborough movie night

Standing in front of the Argosy plane in which five people claimed to see a UFOs in Kaikoura are Marlborough film-maker ...

"What happened that night on that aircraft was a remarkable and unique event."

Love food, hate waste

Almost 50kg of food waste pulled out of rubbish bins by WasteMINZ during a householdwaste  audit.

Councils across New Zealand are tackling food waste through the Love Food Hate Waste campaign which kicks off this week.

Third measles case 'unrelated'

A third case of measles confirmed in Nelson appears to be unrelated to the first two, health officials say.

A third confirmed measles case in Nelson appears to be unrelated to the previous two, indicating the highly infectious virus is in the community.

The Colonel needs you

Parts of KFC Blenheim have been closed because of a lack of staff members.

Angry KFC customers hurl objects at under-pressure fast food workers.

Bulls on parade

Some of the 17 hereford bulls Lake Station owners Malcolm and Ingrid McConachie will be selling at auction on June 13.

A bull walk on Saturday gave potential buyers the chance to check out the cut of some studs.

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