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Marlborough 1080 drops postponed

1080 bait pellets will be spread in two backcountry areas in southern Marlborough to control bovine tuberculosis

Green coloured pellets containing 0.15 per cent 1080 won't be dropped in Marlborough until September.

Sounds fish plant decision soon

A decision on whether Skrettings proposed finfish research facility at Okiwi Bay will go ahead is expected within 10 days.

Okiwi Bay residents have their fingers crossed over a decision to put a research facility in their midst.

Waiting for help

Te Piki Oranga has set up a wait list for its youth mental health service following an increase in referrals.

Marlborough teenagers with mental health issues are having to wait up to six weeks to be seen.

Team to lead youth hub

The Marlborough Youth Trust, including, from left, Jo Lane, Russ Smith and Jodye Tomalin, is creating a committee to ...

Committee of experts to lead creation of youth centre.

Theatre wants stadium-like money

The Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

Theatre trust says its operating grant pales in comparison to that of the sports stadium.

Life-changing home improvements

Carla Taylor and her daughter Cobi Taylor, 5, live in a warmer, healthier home after it was insulated for free.

"Condensation ran like rivers across the windows."

Woolley hopes to retain farms

Marlborough dairy farmer Phillip Woolley hoped to retain four farms in a refinancing deal.

Marlborough dairy farmer hopes to retain four farms in a refinancing deal.

Health board passes audit

Results of a three-yearly certification audit have been positive for Nelson Marlborough DHB.

Protecting patient information and gaps in medication documentation are among issues highlighted by an audit.

Speeding through roadworks

The Blenheim District Court.

Woman doing 100kmh in a 30kmh zone said she did not see any signs to slow down.

A most bittersweet win

Irene and Graeme Percy with a picture of their late son Andrew Percy.

A week after their son died, Graeme and Irene Percy won $540k. The grief has been in the background ever since.

Power down

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Power has been cut to parts of central Blenheim

Bringing the fairytale home

Dancers Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson, 20, and Elly Molloy 18, are the leads in Beauty and the Beast.

Juilliard dance student returns to Blenheim for Beauty and the Beast ballet.

Council plans for old theatre

Work has started renovating the old Marlborough Civic Theatre in Blenheim.

Proceeds from the sale could go towards repaying the theatre trust's loans

Calls for change

The Ombudsman has released several recommendations for seclusion patients after an unannounced visit in April.

Giving seclusion patients access to an outdoor area at a mental health unit is among recommendations made by the Ombudsman.

Backing a bailout

Marlborough's councillors will debate the financial fate of the ASB Theatre on Thursday.

Former mayors think the council should bail out Blenheim's cash-strapped theatre and write off its $5.1 million debt.

Crutches go walkabouts

Allied Health assistant Debbie Kidd.

Hospital staff are calling for the return of overdue physiotherapy equipment.

Running for mayor

Ted Howard is running for Kaikoura Mayor.

Former councillor Ted Howard says financial survival over winter is the biggest challenge facing Kaikoura.

Marlborough Sounds pests under bait barrage

A prototype trap being used in the Marlborough Sounds for predator control trials

Pest company creates a "virtual barrier" of bait stations and traps to eradicate predators on conservation land in Marlborough Sounds.

Scam could frighten the elderly

A phone scam claiming people owe money to the IRD is doing the rounds in Kaikoura.

Kaikoura residents have been targeted by a phone scam over the past week.

Celebrating young achievements

The Kaikoura Youth Council won four awards at the Canterbury Youth Awards. Pictured is co-chairman Olly Hughes, left, ...

Kaikoura youth take away four awards at inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards.

Dairy consultant in award finals

Rural consultant Brent Boyce is among 16 finalists for DairyNZ Dairy Consultant of the Year Award

A Nelson dairy business consultant is in the running for a national award.

Movin' on up

Elisha Dr residents David and Judith Bruce have a view worth moving house for.

Elisha Drive residents often move house to get closer to the top of the street.

Marlborough's starring role

Nick's Thai red curry with Omega Seafood's mussels and littleneck clams.

New television series shows Marlborough delicacies served by Michelin-star-trained chef.

Hold the Theatre Trust accountable

BRRA spokesperson Corey Hebberd

The Blenheim Residents and Ratepayers Association has launched an online petition.

Hope springs for Tyler

Blenheim boy Tyler Walker is nearing the end of his sixth round of chemotherapy at Christchurch Hospital.

If the tumour has shrunk enough when Tyler has a scan on July 7, a doctor could remove it.

Serious crashes prompt road probe

Safety and crash prevention on State Highway 6 and other national thoroughfares will be the focus of NZTA as part of a ...

Road between Nelson and Blenheim could be upgraded as part of a $600 million safety investment.

'Grossly intoxicated' on home brew

The Blenheim District Court.

They used to be best friends, then they bought a home brew kit.

Council seen as 'open chequebook'

Councillor Jessica Bagge has called for mayor Alistair Sowman to resign.

Councillors call for theatre trust to be dissolved, and for mayor Alistair Sowman to resign over embattled theatre project.

End of an era

Marlborough branch of the New Zealand Korea Veterans Association secretary Les Pye, right.

The increasing age and health issues of its members has seen the closure of Marlborough war veterans association.

Theatre can't pay off loans

Blenheim's ASB Theatre.

The council is faced with paying off more than $5m after it guaranteed loans from the ASB Bank and Rata Foundation.

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