Fun, the rural way

The winning spouse carrying team of Parkes Barosso and Evie Benger, centre, sprint to the finish line at the Flaxbourne ...

The couple were rewarded for their efforts, in fine rural tradition, with seven dozen bottles of beer.

Formula 1 of the air arrives in NZ

The Yak-3U, called Steadfast, is unpacked from a container after arriving from Australia on Friday for the Yealands ...

With 9 world records to its name, the Steadfast has arrived to race in Blenheim.

Catch-22 for construction boom

Infometrics economist Benji Patterson says another 500 construction workers will be needed in Marlborough over the next ...

Is there enough accommodation for the influx of workers needed to meet housing demand?

Business is booming

Simcox Construction site foreman Ryan Allcott at the Omaka Landing subdivision in Blenheim.

Hundreds of new jobs created in Marlborough, with hundreds more in the pipeline.

Third crash within 24 hours

A man is in Wairau Hospital with serious injuries after crashing a motorcycle off Alabama Rd, in Marlborough.

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries in the third crash on Marlborough roads within 24 hours.

Man killed in crash

Cars backed up on State Highway 6 on Friday night after a car left the highway, killing one and injuring three others.

A man has died and two people are seriously injured after a car crash in Marlborough.

Woman cut from car

Firefighters attend the scene of an accident where a woman drove into a ditch, near Waihopai Valley Rd, Marlborough.

Firefighters used the jaws of life to free a woman trapped in her car in Marlborough.

Man dead after SH6 crash

A man is dead after a car crashed on State Highway 6 in Marlborough.

A man has died and two people are seriously injured after a car crash in Marlborough.

Bones and skull found

A human skull, thought to be several hundred years old, has been discovered by Abseil Access workers in a slip above SH1 ...

Workers clearing boulders above SH1 north of Kaikoura have found "significant" human remains at a site dubbed Tombstone Rock.

The secrets of Tombstone Rock

Tom Arnold, of Abseil Access, beside ''Tombstone Rock'', above SH1, Kaikoura.

Abseiling their way down the scree left after the Kaikoura earthquake, they made a spine-tingling discovery.

Dog park faces obstacles

Animal control sub-committee members Laressa Shenfield, left, and Jamie Arbuckle check out a proposed site for Renwick's ...

The site was once a landfill, so perhaps not for the most digging-est dogs.

A smelly solution

Outward Bound has been nominated in the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards for its method of waste water treatment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: It may not be pretty, but the humble 'poo bucket' is an important method of treating waste water.

Those who go green, stay green

Cramac5 executive officer Larnce Wichman, left, discusses crayfish management with Cawthron Marlborough Environment ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Environment awards not about being perfect, but about "gauging progress".

Sustainability in the Sounds

Sanford crewmen, from left, Rob MacGibbon and Clint Nott with Grant Boyd on board Pacifica having completed a beach ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: The Sanford ethos: "We live and work and play in the Sounds. We want to look after it."

Planting seeds for the future

Don Cross, centre, and horticulture students Phyllis Collins, left, and Rick Nancarrow, right, plant native seedlings in ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Planting a tree isn't enough - you've got to look after your tree too, horticulture tutor says.

From weeds to wetland

Delegat's Wine Estate grower business development manager Rengasamy Balasubramaniam at the Fault Lake wetland.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Delegat's Wine Estate is a finalist in the Environment Awards for work restoring the Fault Lake wetland.

The South Island moved video

Damage on a farm caused by the Kekerengu fault.

The South Island was shunted over 5m closer to the North in a rupture so complex it may forever change quake science.

Efficiency key at Muller Station

Muller Station farmers Steve and Mary Satterthwaite are finalists in the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.

THE GREEN ISSUE: High country farmers Steve and Mary Satterthwaite mix dedication, innovation and efficiency.

The secret lives of crayfish

Cramac5 executive officer Larnce Wichman says more than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged since 1997.

THE GREEN ISSUE: More than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged and monitored since 1997.

Big turbine powers big business

Site operations manager Euan McLeish at Dominion Salt, which is partially powered by a $1.6m wind turbine.

THE GREEN ISSUE: "It's working to plan, it's bringing the economic benefits that we expected it to."

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Linkwater dairy farmers Jason and Amber Templeman, with son Isaac, are keen to improve the environment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Desire to highlight positives of dairying drives Marlborough farmers.

The church not worth saving?

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

Anglican diocese loses faith in historic church, but its final judgment has yet to come.

The watery ayes have it

Renwick residents use nearly twice the national average when it comes to water.

They use about 12 bathtubs of water each a day. No wonder they support meters.

Hospital call a lost opportunity

Joyce Cross was told to call the hospital if she had concerns - but a medical officer says that was the wrong advice.

Pensioner dies day after call to hospital about coughing up blood.

Kiwis detained in rape complaint

Rory Grice played for Waikato before heading to France. He is pictured here in 2013.

Two Kiwi rugby players among six detained in France after a young woman lays a rape complaint.

Spotlight on salmon submissions

Members of the public will have the chance to present their submissions on the Marlborough Sounds salmon relocation plan ...

Hearing panel headed up by one of the team brought in by Government to take over Canterbury's water management.

Repairs to close bridge

State Highway 65 will be closed between Springs Junction and O'Sullivans Bridge between 10pm and 5am for several nights ...

Drivers travelling the alternative route between Picton and Christchurch will have an even longer journey from Sunday night.

Costs begin to mount

Fees for non-working dogs will be reviewed so the service stays self-sufficient.

The climbing cost of dog control is a bone of contention in Marlborough.

Flight or fancy?

Sounds Air and Air New Zealand aircraft on the tarmac at Marlborough Airport. (File photo)

Talk of flight cancellations and delays are on the rise, but the figures don't back it up.

Glass pickup mix up video

Backpacker Nick Bromley, of Australia, helps sort the recycling at Koanui Lodge & Backpackers where management has faced ...

Three separate wheelie bins for three different colours of glass, collected as recycling. Well, that was the plan.

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