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Ask the owners

The Builders Arms building at Kinross St is being strengthened.

Council tells quake-concerned public to take it up with building owners.

More Kaikoura business support

Whale Watch Kaikoura general manager Kauahi Ngapora says the extended business support package will help pay his staff ...

Subsidies for quake-stricken Kaikoura business will now carry on until mid-March.

Signed, sealed, delivered video

The removal of the Scott St post box means Bill Cox has to walk close to an hour to post a letter, when it used to take ...

Dairy owner becomes mail man for pensioners after post box is removed.

Legionella threat for gardeners

About half of the people infected by legionella inhaled the bacteria while gardening.

An outbreak in the infection has been linked to compost or potting mix.

Quake gets tattoo treatment video

Ashwell has designed 13 different tattoos to commemorate the 14 November earthquake.

The quake needle in Kaikoura is off the scale again. But this time the ink is for something rather different: "Quakora".

Central NZ tsunami risk worry

Following the recent 7.5 quake, Foxton Beach resident Jacinda Baker found deep cracks in the sand while walking her dog ...

Central NZ tsunami risk may be higher due to undiscovered offshore faults.

Quake: Big mental health boost

This Kaikoura house, now red-stickered, is north of Kaikoura township.

Government keen not to fall short on mental health in Kaikoura, after controversy in Christchurch.

Life must go on

Ward School pupils, from left, Louis Hickman, 6, Victoria Hickman, 5, and Courtney Edwards, 6, show their Christmas ...

Schools fund to subsidise uniforms, school books, excursions and little extras like nice book covers.

Short-lived retirement for champion biker

Jock Woodley showing his skills at the Southern Classic at the Levels raceway in Timaru, riding the same Yamaha TZ350C ...

Jock Woodley returns to the track on a familiar mount.

Spreading the word

Cloudy Bay vineyard manager Peter Lamb, Chinese Consul-General Jin Zhijain, and Cloudy Bay assistant viticulturist Matt ...

Chinese consul-general in Marlborough to talk tourism, wine, business and education.

War cry for toys

Salvation Army social worker Bridget Lauder says more toys are needed for their Christmas parcels.

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please put a toy on the old Sallies' mat.

The art of songwriting

Songwriter, musician and artist Fane Flaws.

Fane Flaws and his band The Bend want to take the audience behind the music for their concert 'Undressing the Song'.

Port losing traffic

Port Marlborough chief executive Ian McNabb, left, with business delivery manager Rhys Welbourn earlier this year.

New shipping routes since the quake are bypassing Picton.

Nerves shot in quake 'ghost town'

Counsellor Vienna Cassidy sees clients in the Seddon School music room.

Free health clinic travels into quake-struck towns to find residents "walking on eggshells".

Fresh from the fight

Bruce South at Picton Cricket Club.

We all need a hero, thankfully Marlborough has 15 of them.

Historic treasures trapped

Flaxbourne Settlers Association chairman Stuart Oulton with Haack Construction workers, from left, Graham Wadsworth and ...

The artefacts inside are irreplaceable, but no-one can get inside the earthquake-damaged museum.

Valley gathers to launch book

Genevieve King has published a book about the Clarence, which was due to be printed just days after the earthquake.

New book provides photographic record of Clarence Valley pre-quake.

Concert shifted after quake

Astro, Ali Campbell and Mickey Virtue - original band members of UB40 - will be performing at the Omaka Airfield near ...

"We're uplifting the event at Villa Maria and plonking it over at Omaka."

Behind bars with convicted killer

Ben Smart, 21, and Olivia Hope, 17, disappeared in the early hours of 1998 after a New Year's Eve party at Furneaux ...

In a meeting years in the making, Olivia Hope's father spoke to Scott Watson. He cannot accept he is innocent.

Races get green light

Large slips closing State Highway One between Christchurch and Blenheim will not stop Marlborough Harness Racing Club's ...

Racing to go ahead at Waterlea despite likelihood route between Christchurch and Blenheim will still be closed.

End of the line for NZ rail?

A slip blocks part of the main north line, near Kaikoura.

The future of rail in New Zealand could be under threat if earthquake damage on east coast is not repaired.

Dolphins, orca surprise family

Nelson man Chris Ratcliffe captured the moment a dolphin put on a show for a group of young boaties near Momorangi Bay ...

Dolphins and a pod of orcas were surprise guests at a weekend family gathering in the Marlborough Sounds.

No threat to safe seat

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith is remaining tight-lipped about his preferred leader.

Stuart Smith won't reveal his choice for PM, but says it's not an issue for Kaikoura anyway.

Quake no reason to cancel holiday

Singaporean tourist James Goh and his family prepare for an afternoon of seal spotting on kayaks at Kaikoura.

The Goh family are probably the first to campervan into Kaikoura since the quake. And the town's "stoked".

Going nowhere fast in caravan

Kekerengu farmer Duncan Furniss inside his house after the earthquake struck.

With the house and woolshed "rooted", a farming family are now living in a caravan.

A holiday helping hand

Crossroads Marlborough Charitable Trust co-ordinator Janette Walker, left, and John's Kitchen volunteer Chris Grant are ...

Christmas meals return for those in need.

Funk fest heads south

Tawhiri Funk members, from left, Lorenzo Pradel, Ayrton Foote, Blair Clarke, Gareth Darling and Thomas Friggens.

Tawhiri Funk brings a funky, jazzy soul sound for their first tour outside the capital.

Book proceeds to quake fund

Steve Smith says the story "flowed" together in about 12 months.

Author's first book If Juliet Was on Drugs inspired by true events, with some creative tweaks.

From response to recovery

Kaikoura residents attend last public meeting following the earthquake.

 "Keep talking, give each other a hug," Kaikoura residents told.

Kaikoura the best place to get stuck

Russell West, left, picks up the army's recycling with Ed Wardle of Innovative Waste Kaikoura. West was stuck in ...

 Russell West did not expect a trip from Rotorua to Christchurch to take two weeks but loved his Kaikoura experience.

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