Blenheim brothers in drug sting bailed

Police found 25 kilograms of cannabis below deck on this yacht in the Marlborough Sounds.

Two Blenheim brothers arrested in connection with a 25 kilograms cannabis haul seized from a yacht moored in the Marlborough Sounds have been released on bail.

Ultrasound and supplies bound for Vanuatu

Truck diver Cam Benner, left, Project Pam appeal co-ordinator Yvonne Dasler, centre, and TNL Blenheim business development manager Sherri Best, load a donated ultrasound machine to be flown to Vanuatu this week.

Donated ultrasound machine will be flown to Vanuatu this week.

Marlburians celebrate Royal arrival

Ashwood Park Retirement Village resident Dela Morrow.

Marlburians have celebrated the arrival of a new Royal baby and are pondering what the newest addition to the Windsor family will be called. 

Restorative Justice for sleepout arson attack

Blenheim District Court

A woman doused a sleepout she was renting with fuel and set it on fire with a lit cigarette, the Blenheim District Court has heard.

Patient was 'failed'

Surgeon Mike Parry.

A man who died on the operating table was not told his surgeon was working under restriction.

150kmh crash was 'no joyride': lawyer

Blenheim District Court

A learner driver sped at 180kmh in Blenheim before crashing into two trees and a sign, narrowly missing a house.

Two Marlborough children beaten by mum and aunt

Blenheim District Court

The children were assaulted with an aluminium pipe, a wooden back scratcher and a wooden stick.

Big night for Peters Doig winners

Dunedin artist Gemma Baldock and her artwork "First Date", which won first place in the Peters Doig Art Awards on Saturday night.

The Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery was crammed on Saturday with artists and enthusiastic supporters as the 15th annual Peters Doig Art Awards unfolded. 

Airline keen to lure back ex-pat pilots

Kiwi Regional Airlines chief executive Ewan Wilson

A new regional airline set to fly out of Blenheim hopes to attract former commercial pilots working overseas.

Carrying on the tradition

Kelly Hocquard and son Miller Hocquard, 3, with a Highlanders rugby jersey worn during the team's match against the Blues last month.

Miller Hocquard isn't old enough to join his local rugby team, but he already has a Super Rugby jersey with his name on it.

April showers not enough


Marlburians swapped their sunnies for their raincoats in April, with the monthly rainfall hitting new highs and lows.

Special course for marathon runners

Dave Pigou

Visitors in Marlborough for the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon this weekend will get a unique taste of the province.

Body in car mystery video

Nelson firefighters wait to assist police in their investigation of a fatal car crash on State Highway 6 near the summit of the Whangamoa Saddle.  The car caught fire and is 30 metres down a bank.

A burnt out car with a body inside was in a common dumping spot off the highway.

Slow down in special alcohol licences

Special alcohol licences processed by Marlborough District Council have fallen.

The number of special alcohol licences in Marlborough has fallen by nearly 30 per cent.

Thick fog delays flights


Hundreds stranded as fog forces flight cancellations in and out of Christchurch.

The South Island from the sky stuff nation video

A scene captured by Jun Yamog on a recent South Island holiday.

Jun Yamog shares a drone video taken while on holiday in the South Island.

Biggar running for his mum

Kevin Biggar devised the scary fairy outfit for the New York Marathon, and will don it again this weekend, for the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon.

Kevin Biggar’s mother was one of life’s unsung heroes, until she died of bowel cancer last year.

Iroquois make final visit to Blenheim

An RNZAF Iroquois above Marlborough during an orientation flight.

Defence Force Iroquois helicopters will make a final visit to Blenheim today.

Big Mac bug find leaves woman stressed

Annah Sophia Stevenson, with son Luca, 3, chewed on a cockroach after taking a bite from her Big Mac.

Woman who found cockroach in Big Mac hits back at allegations that she planted the insect.

Waikawa Bay School expands

Waikawa Bay School principal Willem Lampe in the school's new classroom.

A new classroom is being built at Waikawa Bay School to cope with the demands of an increasing roll. 

Demand for rental properties eases

Rental property manager Mariette Knudsen.

Demand for rental properties is falling away after the summer peak and drop in rents.

Relief for grandparents after Nepal quake

Graeme and Ngaire Kendrew's granddaughter, Erica Laing, safe on home soil.

Profound relief for Blenheim couple after grand-daughter found safe and well in Nepal.

Police seize 'king-pin' assets

Cannabis recovered during one of the biggest drug busts in Marlborough in the past decade.

Police have seized boats, properties and a ute owned by an alleged drug king-pin.

Sister-in-law gives gift of life video

Pam Banks, left, is acting as a surrogate for sister-in-law Natasha Banks who is unable to have children following a cancer diagnosis.

Blenheim woman becomes a 'very special auntie' as the surrogate mother of her sister-in-law's baby.

Blues, Brews and BBQs is back

Blenheim beer festival Brews, Blues and BBQs will be held again this year at A & P Park in time for the event's 21st birthday. Pictured are Blenheim Round Table president Jason Walker, left, and vice president Mark Rea.

Plans to bring long-running beer festival back in time for its 21st birthday. 

"forged" questions national identity

Artist Johanna Zellmer challenges the idea of national identity with her jewellery exhibition forged, which opened at the Millennium Public Art Gallery in Blenheim on Friday

Metalsmith Johanna Zellmer unpicks the concept of national identity with her exhibition forged, at Blenheim's Millennium Art Gallery.

Combined colleges' 80s extravaganza

Marlborough Colleges combined production,Back to the 80's, is a "tongue-in-cheek" look at high school life. Laura Wilde, left, Debbie Fox, centre, and Eileen Reagan rehearse.

Junior students from Marlborough boys' and girls' colleges are going retro with their school musical Back to the 80s, which starts next Wednesday. 

Body found in burnt car

03052015 news photo: Patrick Hamilton/Fairfax NZ

Police and fire crews work at an accident scene near the Whangamoa Saddle on Sunday.

Police are investigating after a body was found in a burnt car off the road north of Nelson.

Boating group rescued

A family fishing group had to be rescued after their inflatable boat capsized and they became stranded on a remote Marlborough beach. 

A family fishing group had to be rescued after their inflatable boat capsized and they became stranded on a remote Marlborough beach. 

Dirty job, but someone's got to do it

Super Nappy Lady Kate Meads comes to Blenheim to promote cloth nappies.

It may not be the most glamorous of national tours but Kate Meads, known as the Nappy Lady, has traded in a V8 supercar for dirty nappies as part of a nationwide sustainable parenting tour.

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