Only at the rodeo

Ethan McNamara bareback riding at the Tuamarina Rodeo.

Dogs herding ducks and people throwing gumboots.

Streaker lights up charity match

John Ryan of the town team takes a swing.

Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.

Fly spray triggers alarm

The Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to Mayfield School about 11.30am on Sunday.

Someone trying to get rid of flies in a Marlborough school triggered the fire alarm.

Diver still missing

The Marlborough Coastguard has been helping to search for a missing diver in the Marlborough Sounds.

Police expect to continue the search on Sunday evening after poor water conditions hampered efforts earlier in the day.

Gearing up for 21st Boss gig

Bruce Springsteen fan Campbell Dick soaks up the magic at Qudos Bank Arena, in Sydney, on February 9.

This might be his 21st Springsteen gig, but it's not like he wears a white T-shirt, jeans and a bandana.

Suspicious fire 'metres from homes'

Elmwood Ave resident Reg Tasker helped extinguish a scrub fire just metres from his home.

Neighbours used garden hoses to put out blaze in latest of suspicious Blenheim fires.

'Pricey' entry fees disappoint

Triathletes cycle during the last World Masters Games.

After practising his shot put for months, retiree pulls out of 'pricey' World Masters Games.

Calves shot dead on farm

Glenbeigh Farm owner Phillip Pratt says he has never had four calves die in such suspicious circumstances and is ...

Farmer "sickened" to find four dead calves with suspected gunshot wounds.

Fancy a dip in the Taylor?

A sign warning against swimming in the Taylor River in January because of high levels of E coli.

It got a 'very poor' grade last year, but the Blenheim river is 'swimmable' under new government freshwater guidelines.

Truck crash in Wairau Valley

A truck accident has reduced traffic to one lane in the Wairau Valley.

An truck has rolled onto its side, blocking traffic on state highway 63, near St Arnaud.

Cycling 'machine' to take a break

Craig Harper  passes through Blenheim on his attempt to cycle the length of NZ in record time.

After smashing the world record for cycling New Zealand, Craig Harper isn't planning any big cycling trips anytime soon.

Firefighters leave for Port Hills

Marlborough rural firefighters Kristen Gerard, left, Braden Moleta, Paul Mander, Steve Clarke, Vasi Marshall, Stefan ...

The fire risk is high at home, but rural crews are sending help for Christchurch.

Family's meth house ruin

The sale of a young family's home has been scuppered after testing showed high levels of  methamphetamine contamination.

A family is facing bankruptcy after the sale of their rental was scuppered by a positive meth test.

Family fun celebrated

Marlborough Family Violence Intervention Project member Carla Brownie invites Blenheim children to add their favourite ...

Children share their favourite family activities - guess which one appears most often?

Battling mother nature on a bike

Marlborough cyclists Leatham Landon-Lane, left, Callum Saunders and Nick Blakiston endured a weather bomb during their ...

The optimism evaporated as they neared the Maungatapu Saddle and the clouds opened up again.

Flavours of the world

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Mandy Li  and her mum  Li Li prepare Chinese Dumplings. The pair will ...

"This is why I like the festival, you can taste more and everyone feels included."

Not guilty, then arrested

Before he could even leave the Blenheim District Court, the man was arrested by two police officers and an immigration ...

Before he could even leave the courtroom, he was arrested by Immigration.

Cook's 'star navigator' remembered

The Captain Cook memorial at Ship Cove.

Captain Cook arrived at Ship Cove 250 years ago, but he wasn't the only one plying "the waters of the Pacific" back then.

Gas leak delays boarding

Seabourn Encore berthed in Timaru.

A nearby ammonia leak stopped cruise ship passengers in Picton from getting back on their ship.

Burglaries likely to pay 'drug debt'

Rural Constable Beau Webster says his top priority is to catch the burglars who have targeted Seddon this year.

Residents "unnerved" as Seddon hit by biggest spate of burglaries in three years.

Southern riders give race a miss

Road cyclist John Meek training on his pedal-assisted bike for this year's Forrest GrapeRide.

Entries to South Island's largest bike race down due to quake-hit highway.

Good days, bad days and 'meltdowns'

The Sim family, from left, Cathy Kiely, her son Jesse Sim, and Philip Sim.

Mum sometimes cries and wonders "why me?". But then her autistic son Jesse brings a flower and says, "mum, love".

Boom in tank jobs

Crown Sheetmetal finance manager Blair Cowan, left, and general manager Andrew Horton in the Marlborough workshop.

Tank manufacturer more than doubles workforce to get wine companies ready for harvest.

Quake shakes Soviet liner video

The bridge of the Mikhail Lermontov.

The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.

Seals may die in SH1 rebuild

DOC's Roy Grose says the public had to accept there could be some mortality of seals in the SH1 rebuild.

Electric fences trialled to keep seals away from quake roadworks - but they may not be enough.

Eyes on prize, and post video

Craig Harper makes his way over the Wairau River Bridge and into Blenheim.

He's gunning for a world record, but he reckons he can beat the mail too.

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

Room for another high school?

Year 7 students at Richmond View School, from left, Felix Bell and Jayden Choi.

Faith-based primary school wants to take secondary students.

Rain fails to halt play video

A rural cricket game has been rescheduled from a dried out lake bed to a bull paddock.

First it was dried out, now it's washed out. Lake bed cricket game shifts to prized bull paddock.

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