Building consent boost

Jackson Estate managing director Jeff Hart pictured with a model of their new boutique winery on Jacksons Rd.

Hobbiton-style winery among building consents issued.

Restoring power, roads

Rain clouds gather over the Wither Hills, Marlborough.

Around 20 houses are still without power, and some roads are down to one lane, after a weekend of wind.

Tasman home reigns supreme

Harris Builders has been awarded five regional awards, including the Supreme Award, for a Nelson home design.

How is this spot for a view?

Blowing a gale

MetService has extended its strong wind warning for the Marlborough Sounds into Sunday afternoon, with northwesterly ...

Severe weather has left parts of the Marlborough Sounds without electricity.

More choice for outdoors enthusiasts

Blenheim Hamills director Guy Lester and fellow director and general manager Nick Horn outside the new Budge St store.

A Blenheim franchise of outdoor equipment store Hamills is set to open in less than a month.

Banking on themselves to win

Election signs can say vote for candidate but they cannot imitate a voting paper.

Those running for mayor can spend up to $30,000 on their campaign, including donations.

Milk station bowled

Crafar Crouch Construction started demolition of the old Marlborough Milk Company treatment station and Apex Meats ...

Milk vendors used to collect the glass bottles from the factory and drop them off at doorsteps seven days a week.

Arthur Allan Thomas backs Watson

Arthur Allan Thomas, who was wrongfully convicted of the murders of Jeannette and Harvey Crewe, has lent his support to ...

The convicted Sounds murderer should get a new trial, says Thomas.

What's up with the weather?

Waves in Plimmerton, Wellington lash at the coast on Sunday as rough weather continues across the region.

Christchurch was five degrees colder than Fiji on Saturday night. What's up with that?

Strong winds, rain predicted

Clouds billow over the Rangitane House building in central Blenheim.

MetService issues severe weather warning, warns of gale-force northwesterlies in the Marlborough Sounds.

A lifetime of beachside memories

Tahunanui Beach Holiday Park celebrates summer, beach-side memories since 1926.

Now it is the largest campground in the Southern Hemisphere but what was it 90 years ago when the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park first began?

More funerals going live

Cloudy Bay Funeral Services is moving into its new building in Blenheim, on the corner of Boyce St and Purkiss St, on ...

Loved ones are using FaceTime and Skype to beam services around the world.

Ute and house bus collide

Police are seeking information about a ute in a crash near Koromiko.

A person who drove away after a crash between a house bus and a ute is being sought by police.

Community work to cooking classes

An offender in Marlborough learns how to cook a healthy meal.

Offenders learn basic living skills to stop them reoffending.

Doco's view of spies, eyes, peace video

Three peaceful Catholic activists breached security and deflated a dome at the Waihopai spy base in 2008. A new ...

A new documentary goes deep into New Zealand's intelligence game and three men who risked jail to put a stop to spying.

Hard graft pays off

Ormond Nurseries general manager Ben Wickham with a bundle of 50 sauvignon blanc vines ready to send out to wine ...

Business is booming again for a grape vine supplier that took a "hiding" after the huge harvest of 2008.

Truck tips digger in ditch

A truck balances on two wheels after its trailer skidded into a ditch.

A truck has skidded on grit and tipped its trailer on a remote road in the Marlborough Sounds.

'Water should not be bought'

The Marlborough District Council is looking at ways to transfer water between farmers and grapegrowers.

Fears that people could cash in on a new proposal to share water in rural Marlborough.

Early H&S panic subsides

Bohally Intermediate School principal Shane Campbell.

Stricter health and safety laws are no longer a source of panic for principals.

Mark your power tools

A spate of rural burglaries has police warning residents to lock up their sheds.

"The worst thing is having to give items back to offenders when you know it's stolen, and they know you know it's stolen."

Observe and report

Wiremu Kairau has put his hand up to join a Blenheim Community Patrol.

Volunteers will be taught observation techniques, how to use the police radio and how to respond to crashes and medical emergencies.

Not just for seniors

An Abbeyfield house in Christchurch.

Social housing model aimed at the elderly could be used to house others in need.

Support for 'learn on the job' teaching

Queen Charlotte College principal Betty Whyte

On-site training could be a way of finding teachers for hard-to-staff subjects, says Marlborough principal.

Lakeside dining

Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen manager Kylie Giles, outside the Rapaura Rd business.

The Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen opened last month, meet its new manager Kylie Giles.

Farmer unhappy with steep bill

Deer fencing to prevent stock entering waterways on Wairau Valley farm.

A big fencing and bridge bill awaits a deer farmer if new water rules are passed.

Hairdresser hits the big league

Blenheim model Antoinette Bason styled in a soft mint-hued colour for the L'Oréal Style & Colour Trophy 2016.

Stylist Nadine Gratton wants to take on the world from little old Blenheim.

007 to help Picton sports hub

Dressed for success ahead of the Casino Royale night, from left to right, Lana Woolley, Endeavour Park Pavilion Society ...

Cocktails will be shaken, not stirred at a Bond night to pay for two new tennis and netball courts in Picton.

Funding worries for social services

Bread of Life manager Brian Gull says non-government organisations are a lifeline for people in the Marlborough ...

"We have noticed with dismay that more and more programmes around the country are being shut down."

40 sections, one day

Bayleys Marlborough director Glenn Dick, left, with general manager David Lee at the Boulevard Park on Taylor subdivision.

High demand predicted as raft of Marlborough sections go under the hammer.

Pet funerals for generation rent

Marlborough woman Karen McDonald has started a new pet funeral service called Paw Friends.

Burying a pet is always a difficult time, but for permanent renters, the back garden is no longer an option.

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