School principal heads north to take on top role
Bohally Intermediate School principal Andrew Read has stepped down from the top role to take on the top position at Northland's biggest primary school.
Chinese consul-general Jin Zhijian met with Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman yesterday as part of his visit to the top of the South Island.
The old adage "one person's trash is another person's treasure" holds true in Marlborough with another Second Hand Sunday being rolled out in March.
Fewer Marlborough children will have to travel to Nelson for grommet surgery following the introduction of ear, nose and throat surgery at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.
A rock has been thrown through a window of the Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Picton.
Marlborough Coastguard needs $300,000 to start building NZ's first registered marine ambulance.
Top 10 owner hopes plan turns to custard
The Marlborough District Council is kicking holiday park owners "in the kneecaps" by opening a busy Picton car park to freedom camping bludgers, a Picton businessman says.
A new Countdown supermarket in Redwoodtown is expected to create 60 extra jobs.
Church pews have become the centre of an unholy spat in Rai Valley.
Hot, sunny days and not too much rain have resulted in high quality Blenheim cherries, despite a light crop.
The woman set to manage the new ASB Theatre in Blenheim has resigned.
One of the international guests in Blenheim for the Nelmac Garden Marlborough festival this month has written about how much he enjoyed the event.
"I started started crying, I couldn't do anything... I looked at him like a mate," teenager tells court.
The generosity of Marlburians has put a smile on the faces of Marlborough and Picton foodbank volunteers, with both warehouses once again filled with goods.
A 66-year-old man sent text messages to a teenager telling her he loved her, a court has heard.
Blenheim teen who grew $64,000 cannabis crop sentenced to community work and a curfew.
A snapper survey could lead to management changes for commercial and recreational fishers.
A Blenheim man convicted of drink-driving for the fourth time was almost three times over the legal limit.
Wattle causing an array of respiratory problems
Wattle trees bordering a Wither Hills walkway are to get the chop after their dreaded yellow pollen left nearby residents running to their GPs with breathing problems.
A large waterfront section made up of three separate titles goes up for auction in Kaikoura this week, in a rare sale of beachfront property.
Six years at the St Marks Adult A&D Treatment Centre administrative helm in Blenheim have ended for board chairman John Buzan.
A New Zealand Commonwealth Games gold medallist is selling his rural Marlborough home.
A bunch of tough-looking men in leather jackets will roar through Blenheim on motorbikes tomorrow as part of their annual ride for the White Ribbon campaign.
A keynote speaker at a water conference in Blenheim has claimed the process used to set national freshwater standards was a "bunfight".
Marlborough's public art space is gearing up for a night of fun and colour on Thursday, with a fun-filled fiesta fundraiser.
Nelson woman accused of fabricating story of being raped by a 70-year old man, court hears.
Owls, white heron and, possibly, moa will forever be present at Duncannon Backpackers in Blenheim once a Picton sculptor finishes carving a 100-year-old tree trunk.
A business case is being lodged for more staff to support rehabilitation services in the NMDHB.
A 37-year-old man was arrested after he was caught shoplifting at The Warehouse in Blenheim, police say.
Snapper, which are creating a bonanza in Tasman Bay, seem to be bypassing the Marlborough Sounds.
A $150,000 boat stolen from a bach in Kaikoura has been found in Christchurch.
Switch fault causes power outage to 1300 homes in central Blenheim.
A Marlborough man facing multiple charges of rape provided young girls with a place to stay when they were in trouble, a court has heard.
Blenheim pubs stocking breathalysers in preparation for lower drink driving limit, which will be nearly halved on Monday.
Stadium 2000 is one of NZs busiest leisure centres, attracting 600,000 users last year.
Further three teenagers tell High Court in Nelson they were indecently assaulted by a 66-year-old man.
Summer Sounds goes from strength to strength
The Kaikoura Summer Sounds music festival is all about the music, and not about posing, its organiser says.
Renwick is looking increasingly likely to see water restrictions imposed in the coming week as well levels continue to drop below record lows.
Marlborough schools are in for a funding shakeup next year after the release of new decile ratings.
Police would like to speak to anyone who saw an assault on young woman in Picton yesterday.
Motorists can expect delays between Blenheim and Seddon from next week.
More freedom camping spots are being trialled in Marlborough this summer but proposals have received mixed reviews.
Home again after a very long flight
Sounds Air pilot Travers Tennant has just clocked up 28 hours' flying time, to help deliver a new $2.2 million aircraft to Blenheim.
Blenheim lawyer apologises for suggesting false alarms are 'good practise' for firefighters.
A Southland couple arrived at their Kaikoura bach yesterday to find their $150,000 boat and trailer had been stolen.
Woman set fire to her court documents after sentence for falsely activating fire alarm.
Human error blamed for inclusion of patient names a hospital committee presentation.
Great stories have flowed to the founder of Picton's whale centre, writes Selina Powell .
Region's bike trails to be extended
Popular mountainbike trails in Marlborough are to be extended as part of the region's most significant track development in 14 years.
Picton businesses are buzzing over plans for a multimillion-dollar gondola overlooking the Marlborough Sounds. | Gondola plan revived
A $20,000 piece of technology has been gifted to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter to help improve search and communication capabilities.
Places are still available for undercover detectives in a murder mystery drama event at TopHouse near St Arnaud, this weekend.
Choral singers need to keep their backs straight, their tongues flat and project their voices forward.
Electronic spending in Marlborough up by $3m last month, compared with October last year.
Firefighter and gymnastics coach among Marlborough winners of Kiwibank local hero awards.
Troubled dairy farmer in receivership after racking up nearly $200,000 in legal debts.
A fat-busting pill tested in a weight-loss trial in Blenheim is already proving effective.
Woman who activated a CYF fire alarm because she was sick of waiting said it was 'good practice' for firefighters.
Hilltop complex 'virtually ready to go'
Former Picton motelier in talks with financiers to build a multi-million dollar gondola and hilltop restaurant.
Narek Hakhnazaryan captivated the sell-out house in Blenheim on Saturday night, when he performed as guest soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Overcast skies came as a blessing to those who competed in Blenheim's annual Pak 'n Save Sun Run on Saturday.
A Marlborough grapevine nursery is struggling to meet demand for 100,000 plants a week.
Marlborough pinots have again shone at the wine awards, proving there is a lot more to the region than sauvignon blanc.
A group of Marlborough seasonal workers, who bought and helped restore a rundown tractor, will ship it to their village in Vanuatu this week.
A new project to redecorate the bedrooms of sick young people is under way, with hopes it will spread nationwide.
Pay and display machines will make morning parking all the more challenging, says Blenheim worker.
Work on stage one of the multimillion-dollar Marlborough Airport expansion is almost complete.
Star checkout operator's mind is now on exams
It's back to reality today for Picton teenager Manfred James.
A Marlborough pinot noir has won the O-I New Zealand Reserve Wine of the Show trophy at this year's Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
Using a cellphone to call a woman he is banned from contacting earns Wilson six months' imprisonment.
The New World Wine Awards have been and gone, leaving us with a selection of 50 award-winning wines all available for under $25 each.
The senior marketing manager of a leading UK drinks importer is the recipient of next year's Wine Marlborough NZ-UK Link Scholarship.
With just over 14 months until the first International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, the committee has been chosen and the dates have been set.
A Marlborough beekeeper is still buzzing over her win at this year's Enterprising Rural Women Awards.
Marlborough grape growers will pocket an estimated $64m more this year than in 2013.
Environmental groups win a costs argument against NZ King Salmon in Supreme Court.
Firefighter asks people to keep a closer eye on burn offs after a scrub fire swept through a dry farm.
The Marlborough District Brass Band has lost its bid to host its first national-level brass band competition.
Marlborough man found guilty of assault after the judge told him he did not believe him.
Former Marlburians Georgia and Caleb Nott, aka Broods, are returning to New Zealand for their biggest tour to date - but they won't be coming to Blenheim.
A wish to promote healthy living and staff camaraderie prompted Blenheim Pak'nSave to pay staff registration fees for tomorrow's annual marathon.
Marlborough ratepayers will stump up $500,000 for consultation on upgrades to Picton Library and Blenheim town centre.
The pakohe cultural stone to be protected and managed under a plan agreed with the Marlborough District Council.
A man charged with driving while forbidden escapes conviction, despite the judge saying he was probably guilty.
Transformed to a wonderland
A paragliding Santa, hundreds of twinkling fairy lights and a decorated trampoline are part of a new fundraising Christmas display at the Railway Cafe and Store.
Teenager given money, alcohol and LSD by an older man who later raped her, a jury has heard.
Maike van der Heide meets an avid Marlborough rosarian who knows a prize-winning rose when she sees one.
Charges against a Marlborough couple accused of stealing pine trees and selling them as Christmas trees at the Marlborough Farmers' Market have been dismissed.
A Picton teenager "old beyond his years" will find out tonight whether he has won a national checkout operator of the year award.
More than 1500 miniature "babydoll" sheep have earned Yealands its sixth sustainability award this year.
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